Its the same play at the national, state and local level… create an environment that keeps you stuck in survival mode. Then play hero and run to the rescue, except they’re really not running to the rescue. They’re acting, performing, you should be familiar with the lines, “We fought a good fight”, “We were so close”, “Stay vigilant”, “If only more black people would vote”, “If only more black people would vote during midterms”, “If you vote for me”, “If you vote me back in, I promise”… when none of that works and people take to the streets, they jump in front of it with a bullhorn talking about shutting shit down as they march you back into the voting booth and status quo. Don’t be fooled by protesters turned elected officials… they are allowed for this very purpose. Look at every every elected official that’s come out of the protest/activist community since Ferguson.
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