Find The Thug


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I can’t claim to totally understand race issues in our country. But I understand enough to know that you have to be able to identify racism before you can start to understand race issues.

For example: The president (sic) of the United States doesn’t see his own hypocrisy when it comes to race. He didn’t just endorse white gun nuts storming Michigan’s state capitol building. He egged them on. He tweeted to the governor of that state to “make a deal” with the protesters because they were “good people” who are angry. Contrast that with protesters in Minneapolis. Donald Trump tweeted, “When the looting starts, that’s when the shooting starts.” Those in Michigan wearing MAGA shirts with signs saying they want haircuts, and a few with nooses and Nazi imagery, were “good people” to Donald Trump. Those in Minneapolis are “thugs.”

In case you’re a Republican, “thug” is the new N-word. Oh, wait, if you’re a Republican, you already know that. It’s why you use it so often.

I don’t totally understand looting. I don’t condone looting and vandalism. But I do realize it is a form of protest. If you argue it’s not, then I encourage you to take a history course and refresh your memory on the Boston Tea Party. Even then, the white rioters dressed up as minorities. You’re upset about looting and vandalism but you were also pissed off about the black football player taking a knee. Donald Trump said “fire that son of a bitch.” Donald Trump never said to strike a deal with Colin Kaepernick, who is still unable to get a job in the National Football League.

There is a huge problem with race in this nation. Direct evidence of that is the fact Donald Trump is president. Donald Trump is a racist. If Donald Trump isn’t a racist, then what the hell qualifies as racism?

Over 30 million people in this nation voted for Donald Trump in 2016. About that many say they’ll vote for him again in 2020. People who vote for Donald Trump wonder why racism is problem in this nation while racism isn’t a deal-breaker for them. They wonder why racism is a problem while they support a man who shouts “send them back” to their “shithole countries.”

People say the racist cop who killed George Floyd is an exception. Not all police are racists. We should trust the police. Then, the Minnesota State Police arrest a black journalist (leaving the white ones untouched) then later state they let him go after verifying his credentials. Yet, he was on TV showing them his credentials. That was not one cop lying about arresting a black journalist. That was the entire department lying about arresting a black journalist. The lie was the State Police’s official statement. Tell me again why we can trust the police? They can’t even stop lying during a race riot. Do you want to solve race problems and distrust with the police? Start by being honest.

It took days for there to be charges against the cop who killed George Floyd. Even then, there are only two charges. Black Americans know if the shoe was on the other foot, it wouldn’t have taken days for there to be charges and there would be a lot more than two. They also understand that as deals are made, charges are reduced. As one black American pointed out on CNN last night, A black suspect will start with 15 charges and hope to get down to two. With George Floyd’s killer, he’s already at two. What’s it going to be reduced to?

And you wonder why cities are burning. The entire system is broken in this nation.

Before you can fight racism, you have to be able to spot it. White America is failing.

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7 comments

  1. White privilege is color blind. It only recognizes white. Add money to a bought and paid for militia of racist nationalists and welcome to eugenic Nazi Germany 1939 style. Martin Luther King Jr. advocated peaceful protest, civil disobedience, and they murdered him for it. Long before he was cut down African American oppression was condoned by Jim Crow laws and the lynching tree. The corporate media has whitewashed the news. Well you can’t cover up any more. The protest came to their doorstep and didn’t knock on the door…they busted in the windows. Hard to ignore the shattered glass shards of oppression and injustice now. Trump has worked hard to remove all hope from the poor and people of color. What have they got to lose he asked. They are showing him now full frontal as he cowers behind the office of the Presidency and secret service protection.

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    1. I despise 45 with every atom of my being. World wide 45 is seen (at the very least) a buffoon, more know him for the despotic con he is.

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      1. The world sees him for the orange clown he is, except we wonder if he will ever realize we are laughing at him, not with him. As clowns go, he is the biggest sourpuss in the world. The sourer he gets, the more we laugh at him.

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  2. I like what you have written and your cartoon. I wish we had more people(all humans), thinking more for theirselves, not just following along.
    Thank you for your art and we’ll chosen words.

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