About 1,000 heavily armed militia, all of whom were Black, marched through Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park on Saturday, challenging white nationalist groups in the area to either come out and fight or join them in demonstrating against the government.
Stone Mountain State Park officials said the Black militia group was peaceful, orderly and escorted by police as they called for the removal of the country’s largest Confederate monument near Atlanta.
Videos posted to social media show the group, the “Not F**king Around Coalition” (NFAC), meeting at the massive nine-story quartz sculpting that depicts former Confederate president Jefferson Davis and Southern generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
“We want change that’s really going to permanently help us, we don’t want [any] little change, we want some real change,” one of the organizers said, noting that many Black civil rights groups have been marching for change since the 1960s and have largely been ignored.
In some ways, this is an interesting [and unintended] side effect of an economy, an educational system, that pretty much reserves all the crap jobs for the non-white civilian population. Our military is often a better alternative. I’ve had beaucoup friends who got their GED plus a chunk of college-level education in Uncle Sugar’s armed forces. Learning how to handle serious weapons along the way is another useful skill – living in a violent, racist society.
When can schools safely reopen? When will the economy really start recovering? And when will you next eat in a restaurant, go to a movie, watch pro sports or hang out at a friend’s house?
All of these are, in fact, versions of the same question: When will the United States finally start to get the coronavirus under control?
And the answer appears to be: not any time soon.
The U.S. looks ever more like an outlier. Over the weekend, President Trump again played down the coronavirus as a serious threat, falsely claiming 99 percent of cases are harmless…
Much of the rest of the world is taking a very different approach. It is slowly moving back toward more normal functioning, without setting off major new outbreaks.
Trump is an idiot who spent most of his life looking for a village of hs peers to take him in. Unfortunately, the GOP did a skillful enough job at manipulating our out-of-date electoral system to give him a whole country to screw up.