Hey all! I was going to save this post for Friday, but ultimately decided against it because it’s fresh on my mind:
I made that post because I thought the things about white looters (not necessarily agitators) was a discussion coming from direct observations and good faith arguments, so I was surprised when some things came up like ‘narratives’ and ‘CNN.’ I was confused, so were some other posters, and things got messy. Why the hell even bring that up, right? What does that have to do with it? Today, it hit me: CNN is the one who brought up white agitation in the first place, not regular people on the streets.They’re the ones muddying the waters between agitators and solidarity because of course they are. We can’t have people working together against capitalism. That’s just terrible, right?
I admit to not knowing about many things at large because I often try to limit a certain level of news consumption for my mental health, but to clear my position up: CNN are the supposed white agitators. The only ones even expressing such ideas in the first place were the media and white nationalists. No one else was considering that until they galvanized and wink-winked nudge-nudged it into existence. They are intentionally confusing this supposed agitation with solidarity.
I was speaking in good faith and ignorance, and want to apologize for speaking assumtively and negatively on white allies, because a lot of this surronding the riots blindsided me. You guys are doing good work, and I want to keep going with you, violently. If CNN has to slander you and start shit, it’s a really good sign.