Monday, August 14, 2017

Allies No More- The ACLU Betrayal

So this is America circa 2017. America’s Black community must confront yet another period in our country where Black Americans are under siege, peril and in mortal fear for our lives. In the past we could often rely on a number of civil rights organizations and other groups to assist and protect us from the perils of being a targeted collective in our nation. This of course has historical significance for Black Americans in our country where our laws codified and sanction slavery, segregation and a vast array of racist and bigoted practices and behaviors.

We are now in the early waves of a reactionary era in racial relations in America. The landscape has changed significantly for the worst.  One of those groups in the past which was in the legal vanguard of protecting the rights and liberties of minorities under the constitution was the ACLU.  The ACLU was often the lead in the vanguard of legal pursuits and appeals in our courts to protect the First Amendment Rights of those disenfranchised and under attack by reactionary interests in our country.


The ACLU campaigned on this mission and they became  beneficiaries of respect, admiration and money for being one of  our nation’s premiere iconic civil rights  organization.For many the iconic stature of the ACLU was beyond approach and challenge. It was tough navigation when the criticisms of the ACLU came from Black progressives. The ACLU from the optics of many in that vanguard  have  now become as arrogant and patronizing as any bigoted collective lecturing to Black Americans on what is important and significant. The objectives and mandates of the ACLU of late do not intersect with Black Americans from the ACLU positions of affinity schools which are designed for only Black males only to metal detectors and the police  in urban schools which protected the lives of vulnerable students but pose a problem for the ACLU idealists and  censors.

The ACLU is under no obligation to Black America yet this reality will not end their fund raising efforts of course in Black America. It is also true that Black America’s reliance on ACLU was not always a productive and progressive posture or union. The ACLU is dedicated to defending and promoting the principles as constructed in the Bill of Rights. Black Americans of course had no part or in the construction of any rights for Black Americans in the US Constitution. We should remind ACLU of this historical reality when they lecture to us about the Bill of Rights. We have more paramount themes in America than the objectives of the ACLU when they intersect on matters of race and law in our country.



The ACLU theories and posturing about liberty will place Black Americans in peril and get many of us killed. This was recently the case in Charlottesville where the ACLU supported the Alt-Right and Nazi’s petition to march onto the grounds of UV with torches and vomit hate speech all under the endorsement of the ACLU. The ACLU sought no insight from those on the ground and at risk when the ACLU carried out this mandate on behalf of these racist interests as part of its mission.



The objectives of the ACLU in these situations place Black American and others in peril and as such Black Americans should be aware that in such situations the ACLU is not our ally but an adversarial force that is not there for us. When the ACLU is willing to put Black Americans at risk and in peril to promote their principles on the souls and welfare of Black Americans is where the ACLU becomes our adversary.

A strident devotion to abstract principles of liberty, freedom and free speech will not stop a bullet. In the real world miles away from courtrooms, reality dictates and dominates the narrative.

Just because one can do something does not mean one should do something. The ACLU should have the courage to acknowledge this reality in this new racial era of America.

BLM
 

4 comments:

Alexander said...

The ACLU had every right to defend free speech in Charlottesville regardless of how pathetic their speech may be. Just as the ACLU has defended for decades the womens right to have an abortion..the #1 killer of blacks in America. In which the black community strongly endorses. Abortion has killed millions of innocent black babies, compared to the murders of blacks committed by the mindless uneducated followers of the KKK or any other white supremicist organization. I marvel at the level of outrage from the counterprotesters versus the KKK in Charlottesville. I was taught growing up if you want to silence defiently ignorant people then pay no attention to them because thats what they are praying for..your attention (Unless the touch you. In that case knock them the fuck out) These hate groups don't have a voice if you pay them no mind. Do you actually think the counterprotesters or the ACLU could of made these shallow minded racists turn a new leaf when they squared off with them face to face?
Wasted energy and a misguided way of dealing with one of the issues pertaining to racial injustice. Education is key to defeating ignorance based racism. Some of these fools are only racist by default. They were raised by uneducated lazy parents who taught them the reason they dont have anything is because porch monkey took their jobs. Be raised by low IQ parents in a house like that since birth, and you might grow up to be a total dumbass too. We need to unite and protest our local, state and federal governments on the failing educational system that our children are victims of. Until then nothing is going to change. We shouldnt have to count on the ACLU to protect us from injustice we the American people have more power than one organization in the country and we need to start using the power that we have.

Alexander said...

The ACLU had every right to defend free speech in Charlottesville regardless of how pathetic the speech may be. Just as the ACLU has defended for decades the womens right to have an abortion..the #1 killer of blacks in America. In which the black community strongly endorses. Abortion has killed millions of innocent black babies, compared to the murders of blacks committed by the mindless uneducated followers of the KKK or any other white supremicist organization. I marvel at the level of outrage from the counterprotesters versus the KKK in Charlottesville. I was taught growing up if you want to silence defiently ignorant people then pay no attention to them because thats what they are praying for..your attention (Unless they touch you.In that case knock them the fuck out) These hate groups don't have a voice if you pay them no mind. Do you actually think the counterprotesters or the ACLU could of made these shallow minded racists turn a new leaf when they squared off with them face to face?
Wasted energy and a misguided way of dealing with one of the issues pertaining to racial injustice. Education is key to defeating ignorance based racism. Some of these fools are only racist by default. They were raised by uneducated lazy parents who taught them the reason they dont have anything is because porch monkey took their jobs. Be raised by low IQ parents in a house like that since birth, and you might grow up to be a total dumbass too. We need to do is unite and protest our local, state and federal governments on the failing educational system that our children have been victims of for decades. Until then..nothing is going to change. We shouldnt have to count on organizations like the ACLU to protect people from racial injustice. We the American people have more power than any single organization in the country and we need to start using the power that we have before there is no turning back

Vincent Ardolino said...

For starters, the group you so fear that you want to take away any 1st amendment rights they have is a group of maybe 1000 people across America and that is likely giving them more credit then they deserve. What about Black Lives Matter? A racist group from the very start that promotes bigotry and hatred across America or ANTIFA a radical leftist hate group that promotes violence and chaos. These groups should be stopped because they both promote violence, bigotry. They are designed to divide the nation and do nothing to help America as one Nation under God. These 2 groups have thousands of followers across the country and are actual dangers to our country and our democracy, unlike any white supremacy groups who are hiding out in some basement somewhere hoping nobody knows they exist. You're upset that another group has the same equal protection under the law? YOU DON'T LIKE EQUALITY. YOU DON'T SUPPORT EQUAL PROTECTION, SO WHAT OTHER GROUP DOESN'T DESERVE EQUAL PROTECTION? Maybe LGBT or women also don't deserve equal protection? Oh, I know what another group, it's white males... They clearly don't deserve equal protection because they have white privalege already.

Thrasher said...

BLM is an American Movement and is supported by millions of Americans including the police and others in Law Enforcement

There are millions and millions of Whites who support and tolerate White groups like the Alt-Right and other White bigoted groups in our country

BLM