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You have to be from another planet and just arrived not to see all of the killing that it has been taking place. Racial profiling and killing by cops and and police officers being targeted by snipers or alike. So I would like to share my opinion regarding the group Black Lives Matter and all of this police shooting that has been taking place.
So on one hand we have abusive police officers and on the other we have officers being killed. The underlying reason for why this racial profiling and killing, nobody is talking about. I hear President Obama asking for more tolerance and training, I hear presidential candidates asking for more patience, some asking for more guns, and even recently candidate Clinton said that she was going to prosecute police shooters. All of these measures will not stop the killings and furthermore, prosecuting someone who is in already in a suicide mission or already dead, will not make a difference.
Who are the victims and aggressors? Based on the pattern of evidence that I see everyone is a victim, police officers, racial profiled minorities and police shooters. I do not condone violence and I am not saying that police shooters are correct in killing police officers, however, based on the evidence; the shooters are afflicted individuals either suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or depression. Therefore, everyone involved has been corrupted by the current conditions or corrupted by the system.
No one is functioning on their full ability to address the situation. For instance, the police shooters are not serial killers, they are not the mission to kill police officers and remain in anonymity they are actually committing suicide. It has been an old practice, a person would point a fake gun to a police officer and the police officer will have no option but to shoot the person. The practice is known as SBC or Suicide by Cop; consequently, most of the current police shooting is nothing more than a glorified SBC. In view of all the police shooting and police abuse going viral on the internet, many individuals already entertaining suicide they will take a chance to glorify their departure.
The United States government fails to address many of these conditions, veterans’ PTSD are not properly addressed, police officers are using racial profiling, and many urban areas are destitute because of our government wrongdoings. To say succinctly “the system is broken.” In order to make people understand, the current situation it is much easier to make a movie analogy, in this case there is a movie where the police officers are being killed by the protagonists, but both protagonists and police officers are victim of the system but the system is called the matrix. So it is only later in the plot of the 1999 movie by Warner Brothers that the audience come to understand that “The Matrix,” is abusing of both cops and citizens.
Patterns are very important to me, in fact, I wrote a book showing how slavery has evolved from ownership into repurchase, the title of the book is “Repursury: How Slavery Evolved Into Usury Through Repurchase.” The ability to see patterns are available to all economists, I find it offensive that no economists have voiced their complaint against the system. Social problems do not occur overnight, it takes decades and decades to finally blow up.
Most economists are linear in their thinking, in fact, the arguments of Alan Greenspan before a Congressional Oversight Committee shows the linear thinking of many economists.
“I have found a flaw, I don’t know how significant or permanent it is. But I have been very distressed by that fact… …That’s precisely the reason I was shocked because I’d been going for 40 years or so with considerable evidence that it was working exceptionally well.”
What was working exceptionally well for Greenspan was the checks and balances set by President Roosevelt’s Administration. The revocation of Glass-Steagal set a number of dominoes to collapse a decade later. In my opinion, the social conditions leading to current shootings have been set further back.
If you are a lover of American History you will see that the reason why President Lincoln was killed, it was not because he freed the slaves. The American Civil War was was ongoing for four years before he was fatally shot, and although abolition was not the original plight of the American Civil War, abolition was added to it. However, for Lincoln, abolition was not enough he also wanted to add in the 13th Amendment equal suffrage under the U.S. Constitution. This new condition offended many including his killer–Wilkes Booth. The failure to add equal rights to vote in the 13th Amendment led most of the nation do deny Negroes the right to vote for another century. It was only after the Civil Rights in the 1960s that equal suffrage under the law started to take place.
When laws are written by a race and one ethnic group the laws will tend to favour that group. So for another century minorities had very little representation while the laws were passed. In the 1930 after the Big Depression, the FDR Administration began a series of programs including the FHA or Federal Housing Administration. The FHA started a program called Red-lining. The Red-lining was set to deny minorities the access to government financing in order to purchase a home. To this day and the writing of this essay, African-American communities and other minorities areas were deprived from the same access to home appreciation. What is the problem with that? Simple, around the United States most of the fundings for education are exclusively derived from “property taxes.”
So, Lincoln died before he could pass equal suffrage under the law, and the FHA inadvertently deprived minorities to equal funding to education. The clear result is that a less educated individual will not have the same access to the same job than a more educated individual would. Thanks to the killing of Lincoln and FHA’s Red-lining, some areas of the United States are now modernized plantations, where in the old days slavery used to be by ownership, now slavery is through purchase, because many people have to pay more for their groceries, more because of racial profiling, and more for their home loans.
While Red-lining became prohibited in the 1970s, the practice moved from the government sector to the private sector. Bank of America purchased Countrywide Home Loans, and Countrywide settled with the Department of Justice for discriminating against minorities, from 2004 through 2008. If in the application the applicants entered their race their loan would come with a much higher interest rate. The illusion of freedom is in all American cities except when families in a destitute neighbourhoods have to work for much longer hours to pay for the same groceries at lower price elsewhere, notwithstanding, many families pay with their lives.
So, the creation of American Ghettos, was a government invention and to this day, and the consequences are being viewed as racial profiling and police shootings. This status quo is perpetuated by our government because a person studying in a dilapidated school will either not graduate or not pursue higher learning. How do we stop this vicious cycle of killings and bring equal access to education for the job market? Answer: Proper tax collection and proper tax distribution.
Human capital is one of the most important assets of a nation. Trillions of dollars have been poured in Middle East and Persia, but without human capital, to this day nothing changed there, the money is just funnelling to an elite few. Federal funding to all schools will ensure proper equal access to education which eventually will lead to tertiary education should be viewed by the United States government as the best tool to combat poverty, infant pregnancy, bring down the use for food-stamp, welfare, and other programs. The United States government has had this practice of collecting property tax for education for many generations after a while, people accept the defective system as a norm. People tend to rationalize even a defective pattern. One time a family member had a minor stroke, and I suggested that the problem came from using cigarettes, emphatically I heard in response, “It cannot be smoking, I have been smoking all my life and this never happened before!”
As long as funding education comes from local tax collection, some neighbourhoods will have better schools than others. Since it is the goal to educate all its citizens up to high-school level, all high-schools should be at equal funding level, otherwise the U.S. Government is not providing equal protection under the law; thus, unconstitutional. The way to stop future racial profiling and future police shootings and police killings is to stop a broken system, to stop this deceptive matrix which helps some groups more than others.
For years we have been staring at the consequence, but calling it “the problem.” For instance, when a person is traveling at high speed through a windshield, that is not the problem, that is the consequence of the problem, the problem is not using the seat-belts; likewise is our situation. Asking for more police training and more patience it will not fix the problem, the problem is a faulty tax collection and a faulty tax distribution. When President Obama is asking for more police training and more tolerance, these are temporary solutions it is like applying make up in an attempt to cure Kaposi Sarcoma.
(Here is the video version of this essay.)
Thanks for reading; Fiat Lux!