Monday, April 22, 2013

Welcome To The Terror-dome...

As unfortunate as last week's tragic events in the Boston area were, there's one inescapable conclusion that shouldn't be ignored.  White America has another opportunity to empathize with Black America experiencing the veil of terror that it lives under as a matter of existence.  9/11 was the first time in recent memory that the nation as a whole began to wrestle the irrationality of hatred that couldn't be understood even though there were many reasons that could be uncovered without much effort.  The fact remained that for most of our White brethren, they simply couldn't come to grips with a notion of being hated for hatred sake. In the weeks and months to come there will be much made of the psychology of enmity that led the two Chechen brothers to act so violently towards people that they didn't know but the reality is that African Americans live under this cloud of sudden terror.

From the long history of lynchings and Klan attacks to every time there's a Charles Byrd dragged to death in Texas or James Craig Anderson being beaten and fatally run over or Marco McMillian being beaten, dragged, and set afire in Mississippi, every Black person lives under the threat of death from unknown persons who may strike out of an unfounded and irrational hatred.  This is the same insanity that White America struggled to understand in the aftermath of 9/11.  Going forward there was a tendency to allow the threat level to diminish in their minds as time caused the impact of the event to fade from memory.  Fast-forward to the Boston 2013 Marathon and the emotional scar was reopened.  Can this be an opening for America to at least dialog about the need to address the cancer that is racist hatred for Black America?  If so, welcome to the terror-dome and let's destroy it while we still can.  We were all Americans for a few weeks after 9/11 so hopefully, since these two "terrorists" who are the very definition of White as in from the Caucasus region that gave us the term Caucasian have been identified as the perpetrators, we can unite to face the truth that the threat from without is great enough to make us remove the madness of imagined threats  from within based on ethnicities...

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