Comrade Malik Speaks: A Black Politicized Prisoner's Perspective

Published June 19, 2020

 Comrade Malik Speaks:  A Black Politicized Prisoner's Perspective

By Keith ‘Malik’ Washington    IWOC, FTP, ABC, UPM and more……

“The black revolution is much more than a struggle for the rights of Negroes.  It is, rather, forcing America to face all its inter-related flaws: racism, poverty, militarism, and materialism.  It is exposing evils that are rooted deeply in the whole structure of our society.  It reveals systematic rather than superficial flaws, and it suggests that RADICAL RECONSTRUCTION OF SOCIETY ITSELF IS THE REAL ISSUE TO BE FACED.“—–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In three different zones within the city of Atlanta, Georgia, the police have decided to refuse to answer calls for help from citizens.  This is the Police’s response and form of protest because they do not agree with the charges lodged against their fraternal brethern who participated in the murder of Rayshard Brooks.

The word on the street, is that the cops feel demoralized.   How do you feel when you and I see the police murdering and ‘lynching’ our sisters and brothers every other week on national TV???  These police do not know what the word DEMORALIZED MEANS!!   Try being Black in Amerikkka.

The key phrase that got my attention during the video where Atlanta Police officers executed our brother.  The police officer that shot Rayshard in the back twice said:  “I got’em.“  Both my cell-mate and I agreed that sounded as if the officer had just bagged a wild animal during a hunting expedition.

There was excitement and exhilaration in the tone of the officer’s voice.  I and many other freedom fighters all across the world are demanding that the police be abolished, defunded, and disbanded because this system is not working for us.

I say “Us” meaning all humyn beings who are aware, awoke, and have a conscience.  I want to ask all of you a question:

Don’t you think that there are white folks watching these videos of white police murdering Black men and women???

They are just as tired as we are!!!

The police have lost their mandate from the people.  The police have lost their legitimacy.   When we the people created the police did we give them a LICENSE TO KILL WITH IMPUNITY??

Our protests have now become large and mostly peaceful, yet CNN and Fox News do not get very excited about covering PEACEFUL BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTS.  Why is that??  Hello Allison Camarada–can you hear me now?

I hear President Donald J. Trump speaking about the “Good Officers.“  Where  were the “Good Officers” when Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd’s neck??

Watch closely how CNN and Fox News both seize upon the ‘violent’ Anarchist and Antifa narrative.  Did you see them?

I found it very biased and strange that CNN and Fox News couldn’t find an Anti-Fascist or Anti-Racist Academic or Journalist who knew anything about Anarchism.  Off the top of my head, I can think of at least ten or more qualified and competent academics, journalists, or activists that CNN or Fox News could have interviewed.

No one wants to talk about the incredible support work that anarchists and anti-fascists continue to do inside Amerika’s prisons.  No one wants to talk about the Social Justice work.  Anarchists, Socialists, Anti-fascists and Anti-Racists helped to bring out the spirit of selflessness, compassion, and empathy that was hidden inside of me.

I’m still waiting for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to have a prime time news conference describing how the Department of Justice and the F.B.I. have classified the BOOGALOO BOYS as a domestic terrorist organization.   DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH.

Here we have another example of the ‘Wink and the Nod’ to white supremacists in Amerika that continue to engage in an over the top amount of violence.   But of course there isn’t systemic racism in the U.S.!!??

Lets look at the objective facts:

An Active Duty Air-force Tech Sergeant murdered a Federal Security Officer in Oakland, California. (David Patrick Underwood murdered in cold blood by a member of the Boogaloo Boys)

Then the Boogaloos murdered a Police Sergeant in Santa Cruz, California.   We must analyze what is going on in the United States.  The literal lynching of Black Men in Public Parks in California.   The Boogaloo Boys want to create the conditions in order to foment a modern day Civil War.   PAY ATTENTION SISTERS AND BROTHERS!!!

We hear how voting can change things.  However, I study the concrete conditions on the ground and right now I am seriously questioning the legitimacy of the voting process.

Brian Kemp was the Secretary of State in Georgia before he stole the Gubernatorial Election from Stacy Abrams.

In just about every state in the union—the Secretary of State is commissioned with ensuring the integrity of the voting process.  That was Brian Kemp’s job before he became the Governor of Georgia.  I want you to think critically now.

The Secretary of State has a Duty to ensure that ALL Votes are counted and that ALL CITIZENS HAVE un-obstructed access to the Ballot Box.  Did any of you see what happen a few weeks ago during the Georgia Primary???   Black people were hindered from voting.   Yet we have people telling us that all our troubles can be fixed by voting.   I am not telling people not to vote.  I am just asking that we think about tearing down this system and replacing it with something that works for ALL OF THE PEOPLE.

In closing sisters and brothers I want to say this:

If we as a COLLECTIVE Demand that the Police be Abolished then what does a World without Police Look Like??

Do you understand what I am asking?   We must create an alternative.   For instance, instead of Police–we create Community Protection Squads.   There are still going to be individuals and groups that want to take things that aren’t theres and hurt humyn beings.   Just because we Abolish, Defund, and dismantle the Police does not mean our world will be perfect.  With that said, we must now come up with realistic solutions in order to prepare for the New Society we all envision.  Personally, I believe the Black Riders Liberation Party already have an organization and ideas that can help us address some of our problems.  I am opening this topic up for discussion among all like minded people.

The Police System is illegitimate!

The Voting Process is Broken!

The Health Care System is in a Shambles!

The U.S. President has lost the confidence of a majority of the people and is now planning on how he and his psychophants can steal the November 2020 election.

White Supremacists have infiltrated the U.S. Military, U.S. Police Departments, and are actively employed in U.S. Prisons and Jails.  When are we going to talk about that??     I WON’T REMAIN SILENT!!  Will You??

Dare to Struggle, Dare to win, All Power to the People!!!

P.S.   PLEASE SHARE THIS FAR AND WIDE!!  Amplify My Voice please!

Keith “Malik” Washington is assistant editor of the Bay View, studying and preparing to serve as editor after his release in September 2020. He is also co-founder and chief spokesperson for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement, a proud member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee and an activist in the Fight Toxic Prisons campaign and Liberate the Caged Voices. Visit his website at ComradeMalik.com. Send our brother some love and light: Keith “Malik” Washington, 34481-037, USP Pollock, P.O. Box 2099, Pollock LA 71467.

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