You Are Not Valued Under Capitalism
When the retaliation
against destroying property
is the brutalization
and murder of the people----
In simpler words...
when the police
threaten, with violence,
HUMAN LIFE... so as to keep the normalcy
of products, bricks, and THINGS,
then our government
has made the message loud and clear, and
if we refuse to hear it, then we are beyond deaf, and
beyond help. Our government
has made the message LOUD and CLEAR:
"A pack of gum from Target
matters more than your life."
To denounce the looting and the rioting
is to promote the passive violence of Capitalism,
and to stand with the oppressors
who truly, themselves, believe
that commodities, bricks, and price-tags
should shine brighter than the lives
which propped them up, as well as the groups
who are alienated by such!!!
Bottled water, with a price-tag, KILLS us!
(those who have been thirsty
for decades, you know. You know.)
BASIC utilities and RIGHTS like housing, with a price-tag,
Relationships, with subscriptions, and a price-tag, KILL us!
And yet, they want you to believe
that looting is "wrong".