Recently two black people have been executed. Actually, that isn't news. Black people are routinely executed. No, in the land of the free, police have been filmed executing two men.
Now I read that five policemen have been executed.
All of this is atrocious. Each atrocity births the next.
Now the Government has a choice. It can choose to end the atrocities. Close Guantanamo Bay, stop using exploding drones to indiscriminately kill. Stop blowing up hospitals, twice. Investigate and severely punish officers who respond differently to similar situations based on skin colour.
That would be the appropriate response of a Government in the land of the free.
It would be an obvious response. The leader of the free world is black. His wife is black. His children are black. He has held all this power for eight years. Yet young black men are routinely executed. This suggests a great many problems are not being addressed in the correct manner.
So, what would a corrupt and tyrannical government do? Well, pretty much what they have been doing. Give the police ex army weapons. Give the police more 'legal' power. Turn a blind eye to the use of excessive force. Just be simply 'saddened' when police are actually filmed executing young men.
Either things suddenly change, abruptly. Or one day it won't just be black men being executed it will be you and me.
The Jewish community are being very quiet. Have they not learned a thing?
Every community should be concerned. #everylifematters
Her Majesty has asked for calm, particularly in the political arena. I fully support Her Majesty in this and I hope Mr Obama sets an appropriate example as the elected leader of the free world.
Should he fail to do so, then government has failed us.
I call for calm. I call for several days of critical thought from everyone.