1985 Bombing in Philly & Oregon’s White Privilege

I am absolutely shocked to only now be finding out about the horrific slaughter that took place in Philadelphia against the Black men, women and children living together and involved in a group called MOVE back in 1985. It mirrors almost perfectly what is going on in Oregon, and it answers the speculative question “what if it were Black Lives Matter protesters instead”- though we already know that tragic answer, this gives us even more solid footing to stand on and sadly validate the sickest outcome.

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Cops & Person From MOVE, 1985-the Fatal Bombing in Philadelphia
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Oregon Anti-Government Organization- Meeting with Police

So, you mean to try and tell me, two groups who feel wronged by the government get treated totally different;
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racism doesn’t exist; white privilege doesn’t exist?

No one can actually truly believe that unless they’ve brainwashed themselves.

If it were Black Live Matters protesters they’d already have been killed, I think everyone knows that. They wouldn’t be holding press conferences, shaking hands with police, posting to Facebook asking for “supplies” or “gift packages” as they sat there in a Federal building armed and willing to fire or die, as they are so proud to say. During peaceful protests Black Lives Matters protesters get arrested, beaten and we all know far worse.

When I found out that MOVE pretty much wanted the same thing in

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Ferguson; Black Lives Matter-Peaceful Protest for Justice in the Murder of Innocence. I want to hold this child so bad. How many white kids are afraid of cops?

principal, meaning, they were anti-government and wanted to self govern, you would think the same reality they faced, the white people in Oregon would be facing, too. They also are anti-government. They also are armed and happy to tell you they’ll fire. But what is happening is the government rubbing our face in the fact that they are racist and think they can get away with these crimes.

I am ashamed to admit I only am recently learning about what happened in 1985 to those in that tragic slaughter. I’ve just bought the book, and will be watching the documentary afterward. Regardless of being anti-government, there is no need for a bombing turned inferno -which would then engulf homes around it as well, leaving 200 plus people homeless because the Mayor ordered the fire fighters NOT to respond to the fires.

As people tried to escape they were faced with two options; be shot down by military weapons at the hands of racist cops or go back inside and burn alive.

The sick mayor afterwards would call it a perfect operation; he would also go on to be re-elected. No punishment other than the shaking of a finger for the “reckless bombing” was done to him or the city.

During the trial to figure out what had caused this bombing, one of two women were asked by a government official in court if her son beat her or was otherwise violent towards her, she answers with how irrelevant the question is, asks if he will be questioning the other side about domestic abuse and obviously upset she makes her point and goes silent. His question was demeaning and uncalled for; absolutely irrelevant to the point of the case which was: why did Philadelphia drop two pounds of military explosives on a house with men, women and children in it? 

In the midst of all the emotion, the woman sitting next to the above mother asked the official the following question; a question that’s actually relevant: And she asks,

I just want to make it clear in my mind, so that I understand, am I to assume that the bomb was dropped on MOVE people because Frank beat his mother?”

You can watch the trailer with this clip in it by clicking here.

Thirty years later in 2015 a writer born and raised in Philly wrote this very insightful article of that tragic May day in 1985, trying to understand why America would bomb it’s own people. Not that it hasn’t before. Black Wall Street and the community there suffered from another one of America’s evil plots. Click here for the site that will take you to where you can find the documentary or click here if you are like me and first want to read the book.

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If every man with a gun (and every woman, child,) can’t be treated like these white males, then these white males shouldn’t be treated as they are, either. If you are going to murder anyone for standing up against the government, then you must murder all.

But the government won’t ever do that. Killing white people is “bad”. Killing anyone else… That’s just part of their job, apparently, and they are damn proud of it. So the question is, what the hell are we going to do to change this!?

Finally, knowing all of this, even though it is just touching the utmost basics, who in their right mind would say that the same thing or something of the like would not happen if those in Oregon were not white? Look at what happens on the streets to those who aren’t white! That alone should give some sickening answers.

And how can anyone say that whites do not have a disgusting privilege? How can you not see that? How can you not want to fight it but instead abuse it? If you can’t see the cruel and disgusting double standard when it comes to race in this country you have succeeded -or someone has- at putting you to sleep; it’s time you wake up.

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