Lets all ask ourselves in every municipality:
Are Mayor’s just NOT able to say “No” To The VICPD in their role as Police Board Chair?
Is this a colonial trap for all mayors?
People, do we think any mayor or council in Canada can ever really listen to us poor, working poor, working class? I believe not. All over it is more and more clear that we as people either got to get it together TOGETHER and yeah, it is going to be ever more work, or we are going down. In general globally speaking.
“First they came …” is a statement and poem written by Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis‘ rise to power and subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group. Many variations and adaptations in the spirit of the original have been published in the English language. It deals with themes of persecution, guilt and responsibility.
|“||When Pastor Niemöller was put in a concentration camp we wrote the year 1937; when the concentration camp was opened we wrote the year 1933, and the people who were put in the camps then were Communists. Who cared about them? We knew it, it was printed in the newspapers.
Who raised their voice, maybe the Confessing Church? We thought: Communists, those opponents of religion, those enemies of Christians – “should I be my brother’s keeper?”
Then they got rid of the sick, the so-called incurables. – I remember a conversation I had with a person who claimed to be a Christian. He said: Perhaps it’s right, these incurably sick people just cost the state money, they are just a burden to themselves and to others. Isn’t it best for all concerned if they are taken out of the middle [of society]? — Only then did the church as such take note. Then we started talking, until our voices were again silenced in public. Can we say, we aren’t guilty/responsible? The persecution of the Jews, the way we treated the occupied countries, or the things in Greece, in Poland, in Czechoslovakia or in Holland, that were written in the newspapers
I believe, we Confessing-Church-Christians have every reason to say: mea culpa, mea culpa! We can talk ourselves out of it with the excuse that it would have cost me my head if I had spoken out.
TO THE GENERAL POPULATION OF SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMUNITY:
PLEASE WORK OUT YOUR CONFLICTS!
It is embarrassing to our community that many do NOT work out conflicts directly but instead manipulate and divide!
PLEASE Stop dividing.
Check your own desire to gain more power, stop avoiding healing, stop judging from afar and please stop being divisive. At least stop getting in the way. Time is of the essence.
VICPD are there to protect property and they work closely with the middle class and the wanta be upwardly mobile middle class who are there to quell the rebellions!
For those with white skin privelege in North America (And it does exist) Stop personalizing your great luck with kops based on your personal life experience as a white skin privelege person when other folks of colour are being targeted, beaten to death, fear for their lives every time a kop comes into their view since so many homeless are actually being stalked and too often illegally picked up! Yes I know we white skinned get beat up by cops, killed by kops and harassed by kops, I get it, and, People Of Colour Get The Negative Attention Of Police More Than Us Light Skinned Folk.
Also, BIG PS HERE: just because a person is first nations, trans, woman, disabled or from any oppressed group does not mean you do not call them out for their behavior when hurtful. Be brave and lets all learn how to fight, the police are dancing around us with all their resources, DOING THEIR JOBS.
If and when you do have a good cop experience write them and cc their superior officer a letter of thanks clarifying why they are great so they can move up in rank and file instead of Jamie Graham types!
Remember that Clifford Olson a notorious serial killer who started on these VICPD streets as a petty thief whom the VICPD TURNED INTO AN INFORMANT and he became a serial killer.
When I and others speak of the serious issues surrounding the VICPD going around targeting our mental health consumers who are homeless and placing them in situations whereby the VICPD ask them to inform on others, it places them at risk; When we say it we mean it! Do not target us for pointing it out either, deal with your own denial and uncomfortable feelings, we all got to.
We are working hard uncovering those ugly facts, we risk a lot and we do it for Justice and Equity. I thank you for your continued support and feedback, it makes my day!