[And if you haven't had a chance to listen to my conversation on the latest episode of The Chauncey DeVega show where I chat with sex educator Dr. Roz Dischiavo, you are really missing out.]
The more opportunities I get to touch the football, the better I am able to recover from a fumble or missed hand-off from the center.
I had three things that I wanted to communicate in 6 minutes last evening: Ferguson is not an isolated problem; there are deep connections between the shakedown schemes used by America's police against non-whites, and the poor more generally and Jim and Jane Crow; and that "hands up, don't shoot" is the truth.
Because time is a variable in a TV segment, I was not able to get to my last point, but I did pivot to the context of Austerity and Neoliberalism as two of the primary driving forces behind the nationwide violations of civil rights by the prison industrial complex in the United States and elsewhere.
Plus, I got to mention "social control", "the carceral society", and "goons" all in one segment.
[Thom Hartmann's segment--which immediately follows mine--where he discusses Ferguson, "hands up, don't shoot", O'Reilly, and white privilege closely echoes much of what I have written about as of late. I take that as a complement.]
There are two gremlins still hiding in the system, but I think I did okay in this most recent TV spot. As always, any thoughts, suggestions, insights, and/or other observations are welcome and encouraged.