The recent “controversy” regarding this group of young female graduating West Point Cadets is just one more ludicrous distraction used by media to fill air time and entertain the terminally weak minds of ‘muricans. Correlating the pose to the Black Lives Matter movement or the Black Panther Party, media demonstrates a deep-seated racism that went so far as to claim this display of fists as being racist.
Liberal apologists offered all manner of “reasons” why graduating cadets would offer such a disrespectful display and dishonor their code of conduct and West Point. Some softened their criticism offering their interpretation of the image as a display of community, unity, solidarity with the corp, etc., etc. All of it meaningless bullshit further keeping this “controversy” in the media and further increasing the divide intended with such cow-puckey.
Despite missing the reality of what exactly these cadets represent, The Larry Wilmore Comedy Central show was the only media to point out that no such controversy occurred in 2011 when predominantly white graduating cadets gave the same salute at an evening concert.
The reality is that the only failing, the only grievous presentation here is a group of young fools who spent 4 years having their brains pushed out of their skulls and replaced with the phony patriotism cloaking the “kill for corporate global dominance” puppy shit that ‘murica is so incredibly adept at concocting, blending and infusing. Rather than gaining an education that could help raise their generation, and those to follow, from a very sick society that views them as expendable blood sacs, they surrendered to canned stupidity and exploited themselves as much as they will be exploited by the corporate elite who are perfectly content to waste these young lives in order to steal more of the world while subsequently destroying it.
It is not patriotism to be a mindless tool for the greed of others. It is not heroism to allow your body to be riddled with bullets or blown to smithereens so that corporate asshats can suppress, oppress and turn foreign moms and pops and kids into mulch. Solidarity is not supporting mass stupidity. No matter the “reason” or excuse, these young women made no political statement, afforded nothing to their brothers and sisters in modeling change for the future, and fed themselves to a racist media to chew up and spit out for an over-extended “news” cycle… no different than the white males and females and the black males who ignorantly allow their brains to be destroyed for ‘murica.