November 26, 2014
The State, the Clergy, the Shopkeepers by Andrew Taylor Nov 26 14
Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III shaking hands with the Worthies after the prayer-meeting press conference. Credit Jason Rosenbaum | St. Louis Public Radio
Yesterday noon time I turned on the set to watch CNN's 'Day After' depiction of the response to the failure to indict the cop who killed Mike Brown. I watched the televised appeal by the Ferguson Mayor, the local Preachers and Businesspeople.
We are always presented with this particular 'United Front' of the ruling-order when the oppressed in their fury destroy some Property somewhere...
Always it's the State, the Clergy, the Shopkeepers who process in solemn file to the altar microphone. And they pray together, but do they pray for justice to appear or do they pray to sacralise Established Injustice, do they unwittingly make a new Golden Idol out of quiet, subservience and respect for holy property; do they imbue with sacred character the penultimate forms of order and property through their ritualized devotion?
What about the blood of the innocent crying out for justice ?