It is in the spirit of our ancestors I move forward and keep fighting

by Jason Renard Walker

Dr. King contemplates an attack he had just survived by a racist mob opposed to “open housing” – housing open to Blacks – in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., where he had gone to speak on March 14, 1968. – Photo courtesy Pan-African News Wire Photo File

As white fists swung at me and dirty cheap boots kicked me, Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcom X, Fred Hampton, Nat Turner, Gabriel Prosser and many other influential Black figures flashed across my mind.

It was like a revelation or a spiritual awakening advising me that this racially motivated attack by white cowards, as Black cowards shielded witnesses from seeing the volley of punches thrown, is how agents of repression respond to resistance.

Our appetite to put our minds, bodies and spirit on the line to fight for freedom and justice for the oppressed nation – even at the cost of death and obvious physical harm – targets us and leaves us prone to attack by all sectors of the reactionary ruling class and its blue collar henchmen. It is in the spirit of our ancestors I move forward and keep fighting.

At the expense and enjoyment of yellow-bellies, who tend to use skin color as a way of determining one’s worth and this notion to validate their irrational belief system, I was written a bogus assault case. As if I’m some form of monster that just randomly attacked a white guard, similar to the one professor Cecil Brown described in his September 2018 Bay View piece, “What do white people see when they look at Black people?” If that’s what they really see, that explains everything! We doomed!

In an unwritten context, fighting for one’s freedom or any paltry token due is and has been a crime since the first Europeans who set foot on this soil tried to exterminate the First Nations and enforce slavery on land they themselves hijacked.

What purpose did it really serve for the Amerikan government to conspire to kill Hampton, MLK and many other men and women who refused to be treated less than human based on skin color and hate if this didn’t threaten more than a few Klan rallies and racist agendas?

What purpose did it serve for an openly racist guard to assault me, unprovoked, then finger me as the assaulter? On thing’s certain: It didn’t serve a penological objective or further a governmental interest, unless we’re talking about the increasing threat and most acute insurgent danger that colored, oppressed people pose to the capitalist-imperialist status quo. If that’s the reason, then yeah.

What purpose did it serve for an openly racist guard to assault me, unprovoked, then finger me as the assaulter?

In this scenario, one racist coward used a shield of integrity his colorblind master handed him to further an agenda deeper than he imagined and even deeper than he can imagine, in the name of one race against another. Little does he know he’ll be thrown to the dogs once he’s fulfilled his role and is no longer of use. He will be locked in the prison of his own racist rejection and left to be eaten alive by those malnourished and starving for reparations he himself left to perish in this prison.

As they say, what goes around comes around.

Send our brother some love and light: Jason Renard Walker, 1532092, Ellis Unit, 1697 FM 980, Huntsville TX 777340.