Monday, March 22, 2010
Modern Day Feudal Serfs, Stuck In the Land of Stuck, Not Caring That Healthcare Reform Is Good Or Told That College Loans Are In The Package
Yeah, that's a long title, but it fits.
Anyway, further below is an excerpt from today's post by Shark Fu, titled "On Shock And Tolerance".
In it, she was addressing the despicable behavior by Tea Party demonstrators against Health Care Reform at the nation's Capitol this weekend. This Tea Party mob sank to a primitive state that involved derogatory name calling of black and gay Congressmen and even spitting on one. I even hate to use the word primitive because it's an insult to primates.
You know, I started to go to this thing on Saturday morning. One of the largest and most organized hate groups in my opinion, Fox News, which is second only to the GOP, advertised the Tea Party rally the day before.
I thought it would be an educational experience for my daughter, because the DC-Maryland area is a bubble. A good bubble for minorities, but kids growing up here haven't a clue of what people are like who still live in the Dark Ages. We live only a short distance away and wouldn't even have to change subway lines.
"Cassie, you interested in seeing what white hate looked like in the raw?"
I almost went anyway to take pictures of this prehistoric weekend of these prehistoric people and blog about it, but the battery in my camera was dead. Instead I enjoyed the weather. It should've rained on those worshipers of evil and injustice, but then that would have messed up everyone elses day who was outside and doing what normal people do: enjoying life and freedom in America.
Anyway, here's an excerpt from Shark Fu's excellent take on the haters and particularly how she put her finger on how tolerance is marketed by the bigot. Read the whole thing at her blog, link following quote:
"Tolerance is a shitty contract between the privileged and the oppressed.
The privileged agree to “tolerate” otherness and difference as long as the other doesn’t make demands upon them...like fighting for rights or equal treatment under law.
The other agrees to not challenge privilege in exchange for a false sense of security.
The health care reform debate and vote broke that contract…and beneath all that tolerance is a whole lot of ig’nance and hate, a kind of infection that hasn’t been treated because too many people have learned to tolerate the stench and pain."
~ Angry Black Bitch blog, 3/22/2010
Yeah, this is why I've always hated those diversity trainings at work that promoted tolerance. It always felt like they were going through the motions to look good, but were really covering their asses to avoid lawsuits. The only blacks in the office (me) or sometimes, two of us, would get stared at, and afterwards, nothing ever changed, including their hiring practices.
I try not to hate haters, but after seeing how the votes for Health Care reform turned out, it's a challenge. I figure some are just fiscally conservative, and others are too cowardly to risk the wrath of their party.
However, I see a bunch of those mofo's representing not the needs or wishes of their districts, but the board of directors for health insurance companies, other mega corporations, and the desire of a significant minority of the white majority to destroy anything that looks like justice for all, not just them.
Oh, I may watch my favorites, Anderson Cooper, Rachel Maddow, and Keith Oberman, but I also watch Glenn Beck, Hannity and O'Reilly, because the latter three, in my view, see us as the enemy and are constantly distorting us. We need to keep tabs on them.
Their greatest weakness is that they paint a picture where a win-win situation for all isn't good for whites. They are hired mercenaries for the wealthy. If there wasn't a single white person in the country, they'd still being spewing out hate-based propaganda to alienate and demonize the white working and underclass - just like they did in not so jolly old Tale of Two Cities in France and England in the 1800s.
I think that the Tea Partiers and generic racists are the equivalent of unenlightened white peasants and surfs. They are lied to constantly by the white elite that they could be rich "if only all those damn niggers would keep their place", or remain invisible and undemanding, and "if the Mexicans and Latinos would get the eff out of the USA."
Hell, if every black and Latino disappeared overnight, they'd still be living in trailer parks and run down old houses, because that's how the game always worked, and the reason so many of their ancestors fled Europe.
But no, they grow up yearning to be modern day princes and princesses, and I don't have a problem with that, but they're also brainwashed to believe that people of color, gays and non-Christians are holding them back.
Hell, the misinformation and omission of information has been so thorough that until today, hardly anyone knew that college student loans will now eliminate the middle men - banks. This will make them less expensive for the government, which in turn can afford to provide more loans for school, and is part of the health reform package.
But if the fixed news folks knew this, they kept that shit a secret. I didn't even find out about it until last Thursday through the Washington Post. I googled for other stories on it and there were damn few. So not only do We the People get this health care reform package signed by the President tomorrow, we'll get student loans as icing on the cake.
But no, the hardcore bigots don't seem to care about that. They would rather shoot themselves in the foot and burn this country to the ground, along with the Obama White House, rather than move forward from their Land of Stuck.
What a shame. We aren't holding them back. Health care reform won't hold them back. Those union busting corporations that only offers them shitty, part time jobs with no health insurance at big box stores has been holding them back, but they've been duped.
Well, now that civilization in this country has moved one step forward with the health care reform bill passing Congress, we can sit on pins and needles to hope one of the crazies doesn't take aim at Barack.
I swear, things have become too heated over this, and I worry about President Obama and pray for him every day, and the funny thing is, I worry less about the crowds he gives speeches to than the one of the GOP politicians with easy access to him going postal...
Posted by Kit (Keep It Trill) at 8:05 PM