Houston, Texas (Accredited Times) – White Privilege is built on a mountain of lies. The lie of private property. The lie of commodities fetishism. And the lie that the bourgeois elite should control the means of production instead of redistributing wealth to the disenfranchised, dispossessed proletariat.
One of the most revolting lies is the lie that “looting” is somehow evil — something to be avoided, something to be ashamed of, something to be shunned, and something even to be punished with death.
“LOOTERS WILL BE SHOT!” capitalists proclaim.
Well, guess what, cracker? We shoot back. The immiseration of the proletariat has gone on for too damn long. The proletariat has become alienated from the fruits of their labor for too damn long. Though the Trumpian lumpenproletariat may wave their Confederate flags and cry “Make America Great Again,” the people know the truth. CNN’s courageous journalists — like Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon, and Brian Stelter — have sounded the song of truth, blasting it out like the trump of Gideon. Your religious opiates work no longer. Your advertorials no longer breed false consciousness. Your folksy balms neither soothe nor relieve.
The looter is not a villain. The looter is the hero. He is Robin Hood. Will Scarlet. Malcolm X. She is Rosa Luxemburg. Ethel Rosenberg. Caitlyn Jenner.
To shatter a storefront window is to break one’s chains. To seize a television is to render justice. To brawl against the blue wall of silence is to fight for Philando, for Mike, for Alton, for Freddie, for Laquan — for all of the innocent African-Americans and People of Color shot for white privilege, institutional racism, and hegemonic microaggressions. To return home is to ascend to a safe space and cry, “Allahu Akbar!” — “God is Great!” — in the victory of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
We have had enough. We will be victorious.