You Get What You Pay For- Then You’ll Pay Again.
If you click on each of the links above, you’ll notice a common theme. You’ll notice that each abuse of police authority, was precipitated by a phone call by a White person, who thought that it was more important to spend their time and other people’s tax dollars causing needless pain and suffering to innocent Black people, simply because they were Black.
It is no more illegal for Black people to wait for friends, inside a Starbucks, then it is for White people to do the same, whether they’ve ordered their coffee or not. If they are not preventing other people from getting their coffees, or otherwise interfering with business in that work place, then they have as much right to be there, as everyone else. Calling the police to have them removed, because looking at them sitting without ordering offends your fragile sensibilities, means only that you will not get their money, for their coffee orders, when their friends show up.
It also means that your tax dollars and those of your customers, and all your city’s residents are paying for those police to waste their time, bodily removing people who are sitting quietly, minding their own business, until their friends come to join them for the coffee that they would have bought in your cafe, putting more American money into circulation, in your city.
So that Starbucks employee that called the cops to have them remove the two Black men cause embarrassment to those Black men, and cost them a day or two of work, AND they cheated their own city of tax dollars that should have gone into police action on REAL CRIME. They also cheated their city of coffee money that would have been kept circulating in their city.
WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?!
White people, WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?!
As you can see from the few links above, this is happening with saddening and shameful frequency, lately………..well, since the last “presidential” election. How much money do you really want to lose this way? How many times do you want to risk being harmed by ACTUAL crimes, because some insecure White Privileged person has called your city’s police, to report a Black person sitting in their own car, talking on a cell phone, near your house, or looking at a map, or trying to get their cell phone navigator to work, stopped outside your house, in their car?
How many more times can you look in your mirror, knowing that you caused a Black person to be violently, arrested, and maybe killed in the process, when they committed no crime?
Does their money have cooties? Does it not spend like other US dollars?
Or maybe they just remind you too much of your inherited guilt, that goes back to when we first stole those Black people from overseas and forced them to work in our fields. Maybe they are a reminder of our own hypocrisy, when we say that we’re a “Christian Nation” and then insult a Black president and his family simply because they’re Black- calling them monkeys and worse, rather than treating others as we would be treated. Maybe looking at them is a reminder that what we have, we have because of their blood, sweat and tears: In the cotton fields; in our wars, and in our homes. Even the White House was built by Black people.
Or maybe we’re afraid. Maybe we’re afraid that now that they can vote, and now that there are more of them than there are of us, that they will start voting to do to us what we’ve so long done to them. Maybe we’re afraid that our system of government is so weak that we won’t be protected under it, from being overwhelmed by the power of the Black vote.
And it’s not just the Black people that have suffered for so long, under our system of government, so maybe we’re right to be afraid.
It’s the Native Americans, the LGBTQAI society, the women, the “immigrants” and many others. Under Obama, these people had some recourse, and protections. They were never eligible for welfare programs, but they paid more taxes, all told than we did, and they got drafted like we did. They paid more taxes into our Fed. and State governments, because more of them owned businesses than we did.
And if you read some of my earlier blog posts, you’ll see many other inventions and discoveries, for which we have to thank our “immigrant” population. And I’m bone weary with repetition of the history lesson that teaches that those people that we’ve been calling “immigrants” were actually here, FIRST!:
April 25, 1846 — February 3, 1848
(1 year, 9 months, 1 week and 1 day)
Texas, New Mexico, California; Northern, Central, and Eastern Mexico; Mexico City
- Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
- Mexican recognition of U.S. sovereignty over Texas (among other territories)
- End of the conflict between Mexico and Republic of Texas
Thankfully, California is wise enough to see the benefit and value of protecting our “immigrant” population. We will continue to profit financially, even after we have seceded. We have been a Donor State for a long time, and we will soon be keeping those tax dollars to improve our own infrastructure and education.
Dear “immigrants” and other persecuted peoples, if the rest of the US is mistreating you, please come to California. We’ll treat you right.
Dear US, good- bye and good luck.