…to the last breath

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 27: A car burns near the Third Police Precinct on May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A number of businesses and homes were damaged as the area has become the site of an ongoing protest after the police killing of George Floyd. Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired after a video taken by a bystander was posted on social media showing Floyd's neck being pinned to the ground by an officer as he repeatedly said, "I cant breathe". Floyd was later pronounced dead while in police custody after being transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images/AFP

The most amazing thing in this footage is the calm and tranquility of some of the looters. For example, taking their cars and parking them in front of the shop. The calm flow of people queuing in and out of the shop.

This is not some dystopian movie. This is real.

A journalist calmly being arrested while they do a direct on television. Then the producer. The cameramen. The photojournalist. Very calmly as if inviting them for tea.

As calmly as a policeman, bound to defend and protect us, pushed his knee on another man’s throat to the point of killing him. Calmly… like watching a small breeze plucking seeds from a dandelion… down to the last one… until the last bit of air flows out…

A system that allows for this to happen needs to be fought. And overthrown. And this will not be easy.

First, people don’t know where to strike, so they just strike.

Second… the system, like any system, will try, to the last breath, to preserve itself.