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My partner (who is white) received the following e-mail from a longtime family friend living in Texas.

This was written by a female friend and says it all: I am up, still in disbelief after going to sleep early.  I woke up as the acceptance speech was being made and was not really that surprised. It was clear to me from the beginning of the night what was ahead.  I will rethink watching so much Fox News now because it gives me a false sense of living in a country that still has a value system. What I have decided is that I am still trying to live in the America that existed when I was a girl, where the majority of Amercans (sic) were hard working, white Americans and descendants of the Greatest Generation. We have always had minorities but they also originally came to America looking for opportunity for which they were willing to work hard to achieve. There was still an Amercan (sic) dream and the first President I can remember told us to "ask not what your country can do for you, but what YOU can do for your country."  I didn’t really understand that statement fully till the last four years, but it is very clear to me now. The other and most important thing is, we were a Nation who not only included all races, but could still include God...that is no longer the case. Bill O'Reilly said it best last night.  White Americans are now the minority because of the birth decline among us.  After all, can anyone really afford to have more than two children when you are middle class and the economic burden is on your shoulders with no help from the government that you dont (sic) have to pay back....we get nothing for free and were not raised to expect such...Yes my children had a few govt school loans (a very small amount) and every dime had to be paid back. To go on further with what Bill O'Reilly said, the white Americans have declined, the minority population has risen and we now have a majority of people who ask "what can the country do for me?".  They want more stuff and they want it given to them. This is still America but it has changed and after this election I believe we turned a corner and will never go back.  If the majority of the population could not see it after these 4 years, this Nation has shown that we are now are a Nation with a majority of takers.  The free fall began 4 years ago and buckle your seat belts because we are doing nothing but picking up speed now. I am a minority in Amerca (sic) and my voice is no longer heard.
Well, my word! How could this colored girl have lived fifty-six years in America and never notice that white people were a downtrodden minority?  Well, maybe, because they AREN'T!

This e-mail is so full of utter bullshit it, I could fertilize my garden with it for a century.

 All the usual myths are in place: only white people are hardworking (no doubt Texas' slaves were sitting on their large and shapely buttocks sipping mint juleps while the white folks picked the cotton), nonwhites are all shiftless, baby-making, hand-out seeking, America destroying a-holes, God is dead because a black man ascended to the White House, all the really bad stuff started guessed it, a black man was elected to the White House, the Social Security collecting "Greatest Generation" (how I hate that moniker)  would rather take an awl to the eye than accept charity, America has lost its value system because "gasp" people are demanding a living wage, safer working  conditions, affordable healthcare, a robust safety net, equal rights, and a stop to the plundering of the working class by Wall Street and its cohorts, the TBTF banks.

Still, this poor dear feels her call for a return to the 1950's has been drowned in a veritable sea of sweaty, dark people who wrested the reins of power from whites through sheer fecundity. Oh, wait, that hasn't happened! Whites still control all the levers of economic power and governmental policy making. They constitute roughly 70% of the total population. Phew! Her nightmare is over, for now.

Well, she did get one thing right: Fox News gave her a false sense, that is, if she ever had any to begin with.

Perhaps, she should consider doing something radically different with her time besides penning racist screeds to her friends. A trip to the library would be a good start. Check out the history section on Native Americans, slavery, FDR, Thomas Jefferson, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights for starters.

And, by the way, would you REALLY vote for John F Kennedy, the man you were so fond of quoting, if he were running for president today?

Not in a Texas minute. Thought so.

Originally posted to adc14 on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 05:34 PM PST.

Also republished by Barriers and Bridges.

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  •  It's always fascinating to hear from the other sid (3+ / 0-)
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    KateinIL, OooSillyMe, Oh Mary Oh

    What strikes me is that she complains about getting federal loans (hand out) and having to pay them back. Wouldn't not paying them back be worse? Like asking for "free stuff"? And if it's okay for her to get student loans, why is it not okay for everyone else? One word: ENTITLEMENT! She thinks she's entitled to be in the majority forever, entitled to student loans she shouldn't have to pay back, entitled to a "voice" -- more entitled than others, I presume. I say GET OVER IT!

    I have a snarky post on the same topic.

    The civil rights, gay rights and women's movements, designed to allow others to reach for power previously grasped only by white men, have made a real difference, and the outlines of 21st century America have emerged. -- Paul West of LA Times

    by LiberalLady on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 06:06:35 PM PST

  •  What are you angry about the most? (2+ / 0-)
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    KateinIL, Oh Mary Oh

    The 'fact' this person is obviously racist?
    Mr' O'Reilly for being such a great yeller, race and fear mongerer; which for some white folks is one and the same?
    The fact she felt her email would be received with a degree of empathy or sympathy?
    What makes me the angriest is how she can describe herself as middle class,having to support those with less than her, yet she would be one of the first to scream socialist if the President succeeds in his effort to make the extremely rich share in carrying their portion of the load!
    How in the hell can she not see Romney, Bill O'Reilly and others just like them would make damn sure the middle class continued to be screwed?
    If they slashed capital gains on stock transactions and did away with the mortgage tax write-off, who would benefit?

    "If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember anything", Mark Twain

    by Cruzankenny on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 06:07:49 PM PST

  •  As a white guy, let me say 2050 cannot come (5+ / 0-)

    soon enough. I cannot wait until we are truly a majority minority nation. And I consider this to be very much in my self-interest, both immediate and long-term.

    I just pray I live long enough to hear the end of this whiny white folk bullshit.

    That one I'm a little less optimistic on...

    "Republicans Vote To Repeal Obama-Backed Bill That Would Destroy Asteroid Headed For Earth." 2/2/11 The Onion

    by brooklyns finest on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 06:09:19 PM PST

  •  White folks are not yet the minority in the US (3+ / 0-)
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    Larsstephens, freerad, Oh Mary Oh

    but they are in Texas now - for the first election ever!

    I hope to remember the 2012 election is they day bigotry made a sharp turn toward irrelevance.

    These are wonderful, wonderful times.

    Howard Dean will always be my president.

    by 4democracy on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 06:17:14 PM PST

  •  The scariest place I've ever been is in (3+ / 0-)
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    Larsstephens, Oh Mary Oh, hepshiba

    a room full of white guys, and I'm a white guy. I hail the new multicolored overlords. Why didn't you get here earlier dammit?

    Send conservatives to for re-education.

    by filthyLiberalDOTcom on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 07:18:26 PM PST

  •  They just hate losing their White Privilige. N/T (0+ / 0-)

    I voted with my feet. Good Bye and Good Luck America!!

    by shann on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 08:58:28 PM PST

  •  I would like to point the author of that rant... (0+ / 0-) a diary entitled...


    ...or another entitled...


    Racist little bitch. Maybe she will self-deport to Australia.

    "Good to be here, good to be anywhere."~Keith Richards

    by bradreiman on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 09:36:13 PM PST

  •  nice (3+ / 0-)
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    Oh Mary Oh, LeftArmed, hepshiba

    as a native american, i enjoy staking white people out on anthills, but that's just a pecadillo of mine, i guess...

    I've already forgotten who the Republican candidate was in 2012

    by memofromturner on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 05:11:02 AM PST

  •  Losing privilege might *feel* like losing rights (0+ / 0-)

    but it ain't.

    I recommend starting at minute 3:40 and celebrating with X-Tal's great song, "Another Old Colonial Comes (with a Hard Luck Story)."

    "If you fake the funk, your nose will grow." -- Bootsy Collins

    by hepshiba on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 09:57:14 AM PST

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