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The “peace” our enemies want is mounted on brutal war and in its continuation in modern/colonial law and order.

The allusion to peace, to peace as a state of harmony within an established order, has long been an indispensable tool in the arsenal of colonialism and racism. First comes the brutal war: people killed, bodies in pieces, raped, and mutilated, subjects subdued, ancestors disrespected, lands taken, rivers with water turning viscous and red.

High ideals are said to justify the venture: progress, reason, and, civilization are some of the most common. Peace has to take the back seat until a new world is created: one that is made to the measure of the interests of the colonizers; one where war becomes part of the very order of things.

For this, the violent disorder that puts the lives of the colonizers and their descendants at risk, or that threatens their distorted sense of decency has to stop first. This is what is often called law and order, a necessary moment in the path to peace and its powerful racial and colonial dimension.

Notes on the Coloniality of Peace

[blackagendareport.com]

{With appeals to law and order—the law and order of the racial state—, the systematic violence continues with a new name. What could law and order mean in contexts where lands continue to be held by descendants of colonizers, and where any notion of reparations appears impossible, exaggerated, anachronic, and out of the scope of important collective problems? What is law in a context where communities are disproportionately imprisoned and where direct violence is mobilized very discriminately towards certain bodies and people?}

The perfect example of this (What could law and order mean in contexts where lands continue to be held by descendants of colonizers, and where any notion of reparations appears impossible, exaggerated, anachronic, and out of the scope of important collective problems?) would be Venezuela. This scenario also plays out widely throughout Central and South America. Where centuries of invading Europeans, migrating Africans, whether through slave trade or individually, mixed in with the native inhabitants. My great grandfather, an African, is listed as having migrated to the US from Mexico. A son of my great great grandmother from Morocco. Hugo Chávez was also of a European and African decent that had an astonishing reflect on his political endeavors for his country and abroad in the region. And you can include the US to that also as I have mentioned here before. [aljazeera.com]

Outside of the US and westernized countries being a major problematic issue to Venezuela, one as deep also lays within the country within collaboration to suppress the countries advancement. Have no doubt about it, it's a race issue. It comes from the lighter skinned Venezuelans of European descent making up the upper class and ruling class that hold the vast amount of corporations there. They want to take the country back to times of poverty and crime ridden issues that come with poverty in which they can manufacture into the same conditioned sense we are today exposing here in the US within the protest. Which is why I keep harping that this is much more than just a "black" issue. If you fail to recognize the entire spectrum of the issue the establishment will again control the narrative. As I have already stated it has already begun to, and the very activist groups are falling in line within an aberration of assorted proposed alliances that will betray them once again.

If BLM really wants to combat the systemic racism in the US, I would highly suggest they create a bond with the Socialist Equality Party and divert all means of support towards a movement with that structure. It could possibly highlight the party and draw in all the current socialist minded people that having been coming apparent since 2016 that the fake Sanders campaign exposed as being a sleeping giant to unite under a potential establishment crusher.

{The coloniality of law and order becomes transparent when “law and order” serve to translate systematic stealing into property rights, and when a long history of homicides and epistemicides remain hidden under a rhetoric of civilizational and scholarly advancement. The coloniality of law and order is firmly established when their foundation and horizon become the modern/colonial nation state and where it is operationalized through the state’s institutions: from the police station, the court, and the prison to the school and the university. It is then that we find peace and that we can discern the devastating effects of its coloniality.}

{Peace is not quietness. Peace does not have to do with using violence or nonviolence in opposition to an unjust state of affairs either. Peace is, above all, an outcome of decolonial maturity: of a firm and wise opposition against war where our relationships with others announce and anticipate the formation of radically different, and truly peaceful, communities and societies. In this moment we are in peace with ourselves because we have become those who we need to be in order to work with others in the effort to end war. We also develop the capacity to be in peace with others with whom we struggle in the effort to build, as Frantz Fanon put it, “the world of you.”[2] Only such a world, a world of you, can be a world of peace.}

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BLM is becoming popular lately with the same kind of comfortable white suburban liberals that were against the Vietnam War and for racial equality back in the 60s, but now, just as then, those same whites will quickly betray the BLM movement and vote Republican if BLM becomes part of an alliance with socialists. I remember bitterly how this played out in the late 60s as those suburban whites voted for Nixon instead of McGovern in 1968 when progressives last had a candidate on the ballot as a Dem for prez.

McGovern was also very anti-war, which was another reason the establishment was out to get him, as they were Bernie this time.

Going out on the limb here, so don't take it personnel as I throw some information that seems to contradict your opinion. Speaking of Bernie, I spent every available moment from the later part of 2015 throughout the 2016 primary on facebook in all the major political groups advocating for him. If you had that experience as I did, or by any means close enough to that time line paying attention to the political flip that happened then, you would have found that fractions of all political parties turned towards socialism. Of all ages and geographic areas. I chatted with and helped advise people, especially from the republican party and independent party, who had a desire to vote for Sanders, many looking towards how to change party affiliation to do so.

Many republican supporters then don't recognize that party today as they did some decades ago. And I guarantee you those same republicans, if they went back to that party, feel more out of place today after nearly 4 years of Trump. You seem to think socialist is a bad word? You might want to look up some polls on how socialism is viewed today. If they are behind BLM now they are more likely to have a favorable view of socialism as they did with Sanders. The only problem now is how much harm Sanders caused to socialism with his betrayal of his supporters in both 2016 and then again in 2020 in even more of a horrific nature.

@William_Mary I don't think socialism is a bad word, at least to me, but it still is to too many Americans and esp. to the corporate media here. I don't know what the answer or solution is for changing those things, but I do know that the answer for our current problems is not to be found in more permanent war, empire, neoliberal economics, and further authoritarianism in our government. The answer is more socialism. I agree with you that Bernie really betrayed his supporters and I am glad I did not give him money or volunteer for him this time as I feared he would cave again and I would not be able to handle the heartbreak under those circumstances..

@altschmerz Bernie advocates the right policies, but, as Chris Hedges says, he is more interested in being part of the club in DC and having his status in congress than in being a revolutionary...

@TomMcGiverin we've come a long way! What does many mean to you? To me many doesn't equate to nearly half the population. If it does then many also favor it. [newsweek.com]

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