Class Warfare Blog

January 7, 2021

Imagine . . .

Filed under: Culture,Politics,Race — Steve Ruis @ 10:39 am
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Take a look at the photos of the goons milling around inside the Capitol building yesterday.

Here’s an example:

Now, imagine if they had been black.

Now you understand one of the pillars of white privilege. If those people had been black they would have been thrown to the ground, knelt upon, or shot or threatened with bayoneted rifles. But, they were white, so the kid gloves were issued to the capitol police.

As one commenter put it “When Black people protest in front of a Target in Minneapolis, police arm themselves for war. When White people storm government buildings they are met with selfies and a meager police force.”

Or as the title of a piece in The Onion put it “D.C. Police Lose Control Of Rioting Trump Supporters After Hundreds Of Officers Called Away To Deal With Black Jaywalker.”


  1. Sadly, the quote from The Onion was spot-on!!

    And YOUR point, sickening as it was as well, also hit the target.


    Comment by Nan — January 7, 2021 @ 3:31 pm | Reply

  2. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that if these people had been black, hispanic or muslim they would have been met by a massive display of force on the part of the police. I was watching this almost live while it was going on and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. One group was breaking through a window while DC police watched, doing nothing, while someone was yelling “Kill ’em!” repeatedly in the background. Similar scenes were taking place throughout the building and immediately outside of it. There was no excuse for this. The DC police *knew* this was coming days in advance, and deliberately chose to not respond. A few hundred black people have a peaceful protest and they show up in full riot gear and armored cars. A group of white terrorists loot the Capital building and they pose for selfies with them. This is beyond disgraceful.

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    Comment by grouchyfarmer — January 7, 2021 @ 3:50 pm | Reply

    • Agree completely. How anyone can see this any other way is beyond me … may be due toty he training they got in their evangelical churches.

      On Thu, Jan 7, 2021 at 3:50 PM Class Warfare Blog wrote:


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      Comment by Steve Ruis — January 8, 2021 @ 9:42 am | Reply

  3. As this was all unfolding, my wife (who is Puerto Rican) yelled out “what if these people were black or brown!?”

    I said, “then they would be called terrorists.”

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    Comment by shelldigger — January 8, 2021 @ 7:58 am | Reply

    • Yep, the same sentiment was felt by many far and wide. Anyone who claims they cannot see white privilege or the racial divide is either lying or hiding from the truth.

      On Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 7:58 AM Class Warfare Blog wrote:



      Comment by Steve Ruis — January 8, 2021 @ 8:08 am | Reply

  4. To end with a few words that elicit cynical laughter, is a fine way to end, and the truth cuts deep.


    Comment by regiberson — January 8, 2021 @ 10:31 pm | Reply

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