Floyd’s final words – A poem from Hell

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June 3, 2020

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By Sally Dugman

I remember on MA tv news watching a white man getting arrested in my state by police for verbally harassing a black couple on a motorcycle in his neighborhood. It was considered a hate crime.

I recall my black friend leading a peaceful protest outside of an MA library against NH white supremacists together in a meeting there. Library administration there started blocking the group from being there in a meeting.

One of our MA sports Icons drove 15 hours to GA to join a protest there where he grew up as a child. How not?

I started stopping racism when I was five years old — the same year that I also tried to help Hiroshima Maidens. It is simply intolerable. Enough!

I have tried throughout my entire life to live peacefully. Yet I can understand the riots in the USA about George Floyd. We are all fed up!

Floyd’s final words are below. They read like some sick sort of poem — a poem from Hell.

“It’s my face man
I didn’t do nothing serious man
please
please
please I can’t breathe
please man
please somebody
please man
I can’t breathe
I can’t breathe
please
(inaudible)
man can’t breathe, my face
just get up
I can’t breathe
please (inaudible)
I can’t breathe sh*t
I will
I can’t move
mama
mama
I can’t
my knee
my nuts
I’m through
I’m through
I’m claustrophobic
my stomach hurt
my neck hurts
everything hurts
some water or something
please
please
I can’t breathe officer
don’t kill me
they gon’ kill me man
come on man
I cannot breathe
I cannot breathe
they gon’ kill me
they gon’ kill me
I can’t breathe
I can’t breathe
please sir
please
please
please I can’t breathe”

I’m sorry for you if you are a racist. The rest of us just can’t take your stance anymore.

Sally Dugman writes from MA, USA.

31 May 2020

Source: countercurrents.org

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