Americans will ‘take more desperate acts due to desperate conditions’
American political commentator Don DeBar says the American people will “take more desperate acts” because they are facing “more desperate conditions.”
Commenting on the recent angry protests in Baltimore over the police killing of a black man, he said, “Consequently, you’re going to see more and more desperate acts taken by people.”
He made the comments on Sunday in response to House Speaker John Boehner’s description of the worsening relationship between law enforcement and the African-American community as a national crisis.
“John Boehner hit on an essential truth even as he attempts to deny the reality of the conditions facing particularly black folks in the cities in the country,” the radio host said, adding that the majority of the crisis in the US stems from the government’s policies.
“There is indeed a crisis. The crisis is a product of long standing policy. Housing policy, job creation policy, education policy, [and] healthcare policy. All of the things that are required as fundamental human rights for life in the 21st century,” he stated.
“There’s also the crisis of mass incarceration of particularly black and brown men and the crisis of police murder with impunity,” he added.
In the United States, the government uses an international and a national policy of using violence to achieve its goals, the US commentator said.
When the government kills people randomly but at a steady rate with impunity, “there becomes a “consciousness or an awareness of the fact that your situation is desperate enough to risk your life because it’s already at risk,” he said.
“As much of a crisis as that indicates, it actually shows the real crisis, which is the crisis of legitimacy of this entire system that is coming to the fore,” he said.
“There are people that are lining up and beginning to organize resistance to that and it appears that the line between non-violent and violent resistance is becoming less and less defined,” DeBar explained.