The government’s oppressive tactics and unjust treatment that have disproportionately affected black Americans for minor offenses are now being used against political prisoners, patriots, and conservative Americans who are simply standing up for their beliefs,” warns Mark Fisher, Executive Director of Black Lives Matter Inc.
Fisher emphasized that the January 6 political prisoners are going through the same justice system and court process that many black Americans have experienced throughout history and continue to face today.
This interview took place in front of the federal courthouse in Washington, DC, providing a powerful backdrop to the discussion.
“Just because something is legal doesn’t make it right. Just because something is legal doesn’t make it moral. But it is a nation of laws that we live in, as opposed to a nation of people. So we have to deal with them,” he said. “I believe solidarity and brotherhood is the way to combat governmental overreach and legislative abuse.”
“I stand in solidarity with the January 6 political prisoners” and “there are hundreds of men that stand me,” the community organizer told TGP the night before meeting this reporter at the Capitol building.
“I just spoke with Marjorie Taylor Greene and I just let her know that she should continue to fight the good fight. People don’t like people who are outspoken, who are supposed to be quiet and remain timid,” he said.
Fisher then visited the federal courthouse, where every January 6er is tried with a 99.8 percent conviction rate.
“We came today to inquire about the January 6 prisoners and what the situation is, what their punishments will be and what the recourse is going to be for everybody who was involved in it,” he said. “I am going to some of their leaders and see what direction they want to go in.”
“We have to just see eye to eye, and I’m going to, because the future is collaboration. It’s us understanding each other — understanding that it’s not the government that’s going to rescue us and save us and solve our problems. It’s going to be us, helping us and understanding one another, and having empathy. And that’s what’s going to save America.”
Fisher pledged to visit the political prisoners at the jail, and observe their trials and the unconstitutional offenses of government prosecutors and activist judges. He says he intends to remind members of Congress who they work for and to do their job:
So we’re going to organize, we’re going to talk to the leaders and see what direction they want to go in. And this is not going to be something that’s going to be for show. It’s going to be something that’s going to be of substance and that’s going to have long-term and permanent solutions.
As a Black Lives Matter leader and organizer, we really have no enemies. We are looking for allies. And as American brothers and sisters, I have empathy for anybody who was going through some type of hard situation, hard luck, hard times. And I don’t take any pleasure in the government penalizing or punishing people for standing up for what they believe in, especially as a fellow American.
As a Black Lives Matter leader, I’ve been a victim of that, for standing up for what I believe is right and for standing up for my people and we’ve had to deal with legislative abuse and governmental overreach as well.
Standing in solidarity, to me, means helping them, standing hand in hand with them in putting all biases aside — all political, respective boxes, all political parties and partisanship aside, — because the future is collaboration, and the future is allyship. So, I am willing to work with them and organize.
The Constitution very clearly states that in the very beginning, ‘We the People.’ the people have to organize. Again, doesn’t matter what respective party you have, what side you claim, or what ideology you believe, once the power is out of our hands as We the people, we’ve all lost.
I understand as a Black Lives Matter activist, I look at it from a different perspective and I understand as Proud Boys and members of that organization, they look at things from a different perspective as well. And I have understanding and empathy. I’m always going to stand in solidarity with my American brothers and sisters who are going through hard times.