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Episode 225 — What’s Really Going On

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#1 July Diaz

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:53 PM

Tasneem & Andrew address those involved in the paranoid internet sub culture that tries to deflect current events by always claiming that it’s not as important as “what’s really going on.” Make sure to leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.
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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:57 AM


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Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:48 AM

Yo Joshie, don't think that what you're talking about is what Ti's writing off as paranoid internet whackjob shit. The paranoid internet whackjob shit is the idea that the government is on the ball and coordinated enough to intentionally orchestrate the Trayvon trial media circus thing as a way to distract from NSA spying news.

The Trayvon thing, the social problem behind it, is straight up a bigger deal than the NSA stuff. There's only a few thousand NSA/FBI/CIA/whatever employees and hundreds of millions of people in America, so the likelihood of some government spook searching YOUR email and monitoring YOUR calls is extremely low, no matter who you are. But if you're not white, the chances that you'll get racially profiled and/or hatecrimed are much higher. There's racist assholes with guns pretty much everywhere, and a lot of them are cops, backed up by lawyers and judges and politicians.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:58 AM

View PostJoshie, on 27 August 2013 - 04:57 AM, said:

Go back to sleep sheeple... the government is totally too lazy to surveill people. Only paranoid whackjob internet nerds believe anything is going on. The government totally won't shoot you in your sleep because you're saying the wrong things! talk to http://en.wikipedia....ki/Fred_Hampton about it.


and just this year: http://rt.com/usa/fb...ler-drones-947/
and the effects on the American Islamic culture: http://www.usatoday....spying/2435493/

Illegal and unconstitutional spying is one of the traditional top-tier strategies the American government uses to "neutralize" radical minorities agitating for change, and every time it is discovered and "banned" it turns up again a decade later. I would say it's one of the most important structural issues about institutional racism abused in this country? But I could be wrong, it could just be a series of lucky breaks by lackadaisical government employees. It's all "theoretical outrage" because "everyone is too lazy to really violate your privacy."

You use Fred Hampton as an example, but he was killed by the same people who are trying to sweep Trayvon's killing under rug and minimize it. The same people who cheered the verdict are the very same people who wanted Hampton dead. Also, it seems like you would agree the root cause of both Hampton's death and Trayvon's were racist people acting within, or in concert, with racist institutions. So, the issues beneath Trayvon's death are very pertinent to both discussions.