One of the most disturbing aspects of American white supremacy is just how much pleasure white people get from the death of black people at the hands of their fellow whites. And it really is pleasure to them. So much so that they go wild when the killer is not held accountable. That’s why they consider George Zimmerman a hero even though the only white thing about him is his name. They applauded when none of the cops that murdered Freddie Gray were convicted. They just LOVE celebrating the death of black people in a way that would make any sane person nauseous.
So, unsurprisingly, on the second anniversary of Michael Brown’s murder in Ferguson, Missouri, the trolls took to Twitter to crow about it under the hashtag #MikeBrown:
Lol half the #MikeBrown hashtag is “HE DINDU NUFFIN! HE A GOOD BOI!” and the other half is actual reality that he died how he lived.
— Life Squad Leader 88 (@Gorilla_Jake) August 9, 2016
— AltRight (@_AltRight_Anew) August 9, 2016
— joe allen (@Blkhysteria) August 9, 2016
I’m going to celebrate #MikeBrown today, by going to the store, not robbing the owner, and getting home safely without being killed.
— (((Scott))) (@bamasevere) August 9, 2016
Two years ago today #MikeBrown showed the world how many millions of feral negros hate white people and law and order.
— Pug Life (@GorillaChompz) August 9, 2016
In America, we protect the weak, the innocent, the small. We don’t celebrate #MikeBrown and the violent opportunists, or their media flock.
— John (@librarianjohn) August 9, 2016
— We’re an Idiocracy (@Melvin_Udall_) August 9, 2016
That last tweet should give you a hint why America’s white supremacists are particularly cruel concerning Michael Brown. It was his death that sparked the dreaded (by white people) Black Lives Matter movement. #BLM is possibly the most dangerous organization in the world as far as racist white people are concerned. Not because they’re “terrorists” like Fox News has been trying to claim, but because it’s a simple concept that is resonating throughout America. It’s the biggest threat to institutional racism since Martin Luther King and it’s driving them absolutely insane with rage.
After all, if America admits it has a race problem, it might start taking concrete steps to deal with it and the one thing white supremacists fear most is losing their unearned supremacy.
Fortunately, all this hate didn’t go unnoticed:
— Jay Avenue (@jay_Avenue) August 9, 2016
Observe all the cowards hiding behind electronic AVI hoods that will emerge on the #MikeBrown hashtag spewing hate. Scared pathetic folk!
— Dante Boykin (@DanteB4u) August 9, 2016
The amount of hate in the #MikeBrown hashtag is appalling
— Kearston✨ (@ThatsSoKearston) August 9, 2016
The bottom line is that Michael Brown is hardly the perfect martyr for the cause. He did actually rob a store, punch a cop in the face and run away. But here’s the thing that the haters spewing their anger all over twitter refuse to acknowledge, and it’s pretty damn important: None of that is punishable by death in America. Neither is playing with a toy gun in a park. Or holding a pellet gun in Walmart. Or being pulled over for a busted tail light. Or legally carrying a concealed firearm. Or any other of the thousands of reasons cops have used as a pretense to murder black men and escape any and all punishment.
Michael Brown was killed in a situation that would have left a white person in handcuffs in a squad car instead of on the ground for 4 hours, riddled with bullets. He died because the color of his skin made Officer Darren Wilson irrationally afraid for his life. And Wilson faced no consequences for his actions because in America, black lives do NOT matter on an institutional level. It’s that simple.
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