In light of the shooting in Dallas where 4 police officers were killed, this takes on some added f*cked up dimensions. Beyoncé, queen of all black people, has issued a call to arms. In response to the police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile, the pop star says people should rise up and fight back against the police.
Prior to the Dallas shooting on Thursday, Beyoncé posted this on her website:
We are sick and tired of the killings of young men and women in our communities. It is up to us to take a stand and demand that they “stop killing us.”
We don’t need sympathy. We need everyone to respect our lives.
We’re going to stand up as a community and fight against anyone who believes that murder or any violent action by those who are sworn to protect us should consistently go unpunished.
These robberies of lives make us feel helpless and hopeless but we have to believe that we are fighting for the rights of the next generation, for the next young men and women who believe in good.
This is a human fight. No matter your race, gender or sexual orientation. This is a fight for anyone who feels marginalized, who is struggling for freedom and human rights.
This is not a plea to all police officers but toward any human being who fails to value life. The war on people of color and all minorities needs to be over.
Fear is not an excuse. Hate will not win.
We all have the power to channel our anger and frustration into action. We must use our voices to contact the politicians and legislators in our districts and demand social and judicial changes.
While we pray for the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, we will also pray for an end to this plague of injustice in our communities.
This call to action, which was apparently answered in Dallas, dovetails nicely with Beyoncé’s anti-cop Super Bowl half-time show and her various anti-cop videos and albums.
Also prior to the Dallas cop murders, Obama, in both a FaceBook post and TV address, said the Sterling and Castile shootings were not isolated incidents. He said these shootings were proof of the “racial disparities” in our justice system.
Later on Thursday evening, there was a massive protest in Dallas for Sterling and Castile. At least two snipers opened fire on police officers killing 4 and wounding 7 more. Police describe the ambush as a coordinated attack.
It can’t be a coincidence that after the two biggest black people in America (Beyoncé and Obama) call police racists and urge blacks to fight back, that 11 police officers are shot at an anti-cop protest.