The Struggle continues!

The Struggle continues!

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 ?

No comments:

Featured Story

A timely reminder:: Seymour M. Hersh on the chemical attacks trail back to the Syrian rebels, 17 April 2014

Seymour M. Hersh on Obama, Erdoğan and the Syrian rebels Vol. 36 No. 8 · 17 April 2014  London Review of Books pages 21-24 | 5870 words ...