07/19/2016 by syrbal-labrys
…by the American press? Imagine that?
The news is full of two or three things lately: cops being shot and how heroic they all are, anything Donald Trump or his entitled family members says/does, and “Oh, look, terrorists in Europe!”
While the news on the internet is not perfect, one does get more choices. Let me be clear, I’ve lived in Louisiana. It matches one other state (Ohio) in my mind for “Places I never freaking want to return to for ANY reason.” Racism is the main reason.
So when I say the American press is gilding a shit lily and prefer to read news from abroad, you can’t say I didn’t tell you why. And some folks living in Baton Rouge can tell you better than I can. Cops are people. They are not gods, nor are all heroic. The problem is, IF they don’t get called on mistakes and crimes, well, sooner or later angry people WILL respond in irrational, even murderous ways. So, for literally everyone (or at least everyone white) to be reacting with disingenuous shock looks stupid at best and phony, racist, and classist at worst.