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  •  There is room for debate (13+ / 0-)

    in your post. I disagree on a couple of points. 1) I don't believe the words of racist simpleton's is an indicator of the failure of Afri-US people to protect or honor our heritage. Foolish people will be foolish regardless of what we may do to maintain and protect our heritage. As you have noted  this type of character is a regular in the racial tragedy of US life. Paraphrasing H. Rap Brown states, "Racism is as American as cherry pie." There are many white americans that have an existential need to perpetuate, articulate or bloviate these ideas. Their white supremacist consciousness makes it so. And worse now many function in such a shameless fashion that they deem it "bravery" to be public about their beliefs. Whether for psychological need, social aspirations or political manipulations, racists will be racists. In spite of these troglodytes and the various formal and informal systems that support (-ed) them, peoples of color have managed to survive and even excel in this country. What gives me a weird satisfaction is that what is driving Rush and his hordes ass backward crazy is that the world they would have can't and will not exist again. As Bob Marley said

    We refuse to be
    What you wanted us to be
    We are what we are
    That's the way it's going to be, if you don't know

    My 2nd concern is with the trope of "ours [Black people's] is the outrage". As I tell my students, race is a white person problem. I would bet a Mitt Romney $10,000 bill, that most people of color would probably prefer to move on from this country's racial hangups (and the attendantsracist problems). Yet it remains sectors of the white population that continue to see the world in Black and White (see existential need above). My questions is to progressive whites, where is your outrage? White supremacy isn't just f*** up the lives of people of color. The money being pumped in to the prison industrial complex to keep young people of color in the new slavery could build a lot of schools for children of all colors and ethnicities. I have rarely seen a mainstream white Democrat call out Tea Partiers or any of the right wing ass hat wind bags on their racism or defend President Obama from it. That is not blind partisanship, that would be simple human dignity. I want to see more than Tim Wise dealing critically with white supremacy and white privilege. Y'all need to get your white people in check! It's not like Black people, with great allies from across the spectrum, have not (and are still doing it) fought the good fight. It's time for all sincere human minded people to take it seriously. Rush Limbaugh and his cadres are an obvious menace to us all. So let us all deal with it together.

    "I know that you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living." Harvey Milk

    by Sansouci on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 01:55:57 PM PST

    •  this. nt (6+ / 0-)

      I've become re-radicalized. Thanks a lot you bunch of oligarchical fascist sons-of-bitches. But once again, I have no choice. Bring it the fuck on.

      by mdmslle on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 02:07:42 PM PST

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    •  What? (0+ / 0-)

      "I have rarely seen a mainstream white Democrat call out Tea Partiers or any of the right wing ass hat wind bags on their racism or defend President Obama from it."

      Oh, come on. That's complete and total bullshit. To the extent that any white people do call out Tea Partiers on their racist or do defend Obama from it, who are those white people? Mainstream Republicans?

      •  what's bullshit? you're telling the commenter (5+ / 0-)
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        what he or she has seen?

        this is what Sansouci said:

        I have rarely seen a mainstream white Democrat call out Tea Partiers or any of the right wing ass hat wind bags on their racism or defend President Obama from it.

        then you replied:

        To the extent that any white people do call out Tea Partiers on their racist or do defend Obama from it, who are those white people? Mainstream Republicans?

        this doesn't address the 'rarely' and it doesn't address the 'mainstream' in that comment.  care to try again?

        This comment is dedicated to my mellow Adept2U and his Uncle Marcus

        by mallyroyal on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 02:47:40 PM PST

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        •  The point is... (0+ / 0-)

          it hasn't been "rarely". And as far as the "mainstream" goes, what does she even mean by that? Is she saying that the left have been much more reliable defenders of (because we all know that this is what it's really all about) Obama?

          Or, is "mainstream Democrat" just another iteration of the ideological identifier shell game that extreme Obama devotees like to engage in? Are "mainstream Democrats" the same as "firebaggers", "the professional left", "emo-progs"....?

          Jesus, you all are every bit as bad as the Tea Partiers....the other side of the same deranged coin.

          •  name one then. (4+ / 0-)
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            name one mainstream democrat that has publicly decried the obvious racism during the 08 campaign and the presidency so far.

            and don't pretend you don't know what "mainstream" means in this context.

            go.

            This comment is dedicated to my mellow Adept2U and his Uncle Marcus

            by mallyroyal on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 03:48:38 PM PST

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          •  "Mainstream Democrat"= (3+ / 0-)
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            1. n. local, state and federally elected official that identify on ballots as a member of the Democratic Party.
            2. n. a spokesperson, writer, intellectual or representative to the public for the Democratic Party.

            I did not designate any ideological orientation of the Democratic Party as critics of white supremacy. That is the problem, I rarely see representatives of the President's own party defend him against racist comments or engage white supremacists for their racist statements. To be fair I don't see any non racist conservatives engaging white supremacist discourse either. But that goes without saying. I have long sense stopped expecting them to display decency or humanity toward anyone not like them.

            "I know that you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living." Harvey Milk

            by Sansouci on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 03:51:26 PM PST

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    •  i agree (5+ / 0-)

      we need condemnation across the board, as well as activism and engagement to boycott, not elect, and put our own folks up for office--as well as pressuring from the outside.

      for example, as much as I have disdain for Herman Cain, and I smiled with O'Donnell took him down about his free riding during the civil rights movement, we do need to ask white folks of that era, "where were you?" as well.

      •  MLK devoted large sections (2+ / 0-)
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        of his sermons to the "where were the white folks" question.

        IIRC, the answer seemed to be that there were whites that helped, many more that were sympathetic but scared of the KKK, the White Citizens Councils and, more generally, scared of losing their privilege.

        That isn't unusual, though. For example, the straight person that sticks up for LGBT's becomes a target for homophobia, some black folks that speak out against "the black church" in some way, form, or fashion...

        It's not a black/white thing, it's a human thing.

        •  As King said in the Letter from a Birmingham Jail (1+ / 0-)
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          his greatest concern was with "moderate whites".

          "I know that you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living." Harvey Milk

          by Sansouci on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 06:18:11 PM PST

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