Stanley Tookie Willaims directly interfered with the CIA crack-cocaine importers when he wrote books and lectured to youth to avoid joining gangs. However many (150,000) young people Tookie has reached and have as a result changed their minds about joining street gangs are not going to be working (indirectly) for the CIA in distributing crack cocaine in working class neighborhoods in LA and elsewhere..
Maybe the US government doesn't want young people to hear what Tookie has to say about the mistakes he made by joining a gang, the US government would instead prefer young African-american people to be isolated from their knowledgeable elders like Tookie and instead glorify violence, materialism and mysogyny. That way genocide of African-americans from CIA imported crack-cocaine and automatic weapons happens faster (way to go Arnold the "Seig Heil" Actor, the Nazi/Republican party loves you!). Slave labor of African-americans in state prisons also prevents corporations from adhering to that pesky law about minimum wage..
This US government has never done anything that benefits African-americans. The civil war was a mass transfer of labor from southern plantations to northern factories. Freedom from slavery was replaced by free market wage slavery. Southern slave quarters replaced by northern urban tenement housing projects. African-americans are told to either stay in their ghetto neighborhoods or be ultra-materialistic and try to join the privilaged Euro-americans in suburbia. Or join the US military and kill (or be killed by) other innocent people in foreign countries. Then after achieving financial success, African-americans don't often look back at wherever ghetto they came from (or show any solidarity with THOSE low income people), instead fit in with other Euro-american suburbanites (you're one of US now, like Condi Rice)..
Either way many African-americans end up in prisons to work for corporations at below minimum wage. If people like Tookie try to positively reach out to others while inside prison, they are still given the death penalty. This treatment of African-americans is nothing new, racism, oppression and slavery continues today in the USA as it has since the early stages of colonialism by European imperialists..
Personally i have NO pride in being a citizen of the USA and i detest the ruling elite of the US government. No, i will not leave North America either because the land claimed by the US government and their corporate swindlers is stolen from indigenous peoples and doesn't belong to them anyway. The state's execution of Tookie only deepens my hatred for the ruling elite of the US government. Sedition, seccesion, overthrow and revolt of the imperialist US government is all the more needed for our collective survival..
If Tookie is executed there will be more than just vigils. Though Tookie advocated a peaceful response from supporters if he were executed, some people's frustration and rage is at the boiling point. We cannot control the response of any individuals to 500 years of racism, classism and genocide against African-americans on the part of the US government/corporations. We need to continue focusing our anger on finishing the work that Tookie started yet was unable to complete due to his interuption and wrongful execution by the US/CA government leaders..
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