Outside Your Coverage Area

What happens when ‘Protect and Serve’ goes ‘Out of Service?’

Image for post
Image for post
  1. Now our media reveals instance after instance of Black men complying with the demands of officers, if they even get to hear any demands. Tamir Rice for example, looked up, and two seconds later received bullets directly into his body, likely unsure as to why he was dying. It was only a video camera mounted on a nearby building which revealed this. We were told something else by the police but the video revealed all. But even when we are filmed dying, even when we are recorded from multiple angles, even when the wrongdoing is blatant and unmistakable, the police go free. They get a vacation from their jobs, with pay. They go before review boards manned by other police, who instead of holding them accountable, commiserate with them before releasing them, back into the wild, unaccountable, untouchable, unrepentant.
  • We have never been free from the recrimination of doubt, free to share our best selves, to love ourselves and each other with impunity.
  • We have always stood in the shadow of the great beast, atremble, never knowing why its gaze always withered our steps, oppressed our souls, but we always knew even when it wasn’t looking directly at us, we could feel its fetid presence. Always.
  • This money controls the entertainment messages we consume, preparing us for lives as proles, servants of great powers, willing and able to subsume our wills to their greater genius, their innovative powers, their overwhelming hubris, their belief we should serve those mighty masters who remind us daily of their implied greatness.
  • We drive ourselves into debt through school, thorough the purchase that which we do not need, all in a quest to feel worthy, lowly penitents seeking the approval of an unseen master.
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post

Written by

Author | Editor | Futurist | Activist | http://bit.ly/thowzebio | http://bit.ly/thpatreon

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store