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.Every day in twitterverse I watch straight young white people who identify as "progressive" demean and diminish the lives of the marginalized & insist that WE need to recognize that "economic security" is the #1 issue all liberals need to focus on which will then solve all. (1)
.I watch them speak from their lofty privilege not realizing that they are standing on a platform built by the very people they demean. Their lack of gratitude for the work of these before them blows my mind. Their robotic devotion to an establishment man with minimal (2)
.accomplishments in his career is staggering. What saves me from despair is the ongoing work of POC and LGBTQ activists and allies who continue to engage the #racist & #homophobic #misogynist #transphobic "sleeping" people. Huge credit to all of you doing this work (3)
.Full disclosure I am an old white lesbian who is utterly infuriated by the ignorance and dismissal of history by fauxgressives. I remember young white boys coming into the Castro district and shooting at gay people on the streets in the mid 70's. I remember gay men of all (4)
.races sleeping in the doorways with Kaposi's sarcoma showing on their bodies when we didn't know what HIV/AIDS was, and them dying by the thousands with little help because "Christians" thought it was "justifiable" punishment from God. The talented lives lost was staggering (5)
.I remember being diagnosed as TB positive during a check up, and having to stop associating with my HIV/AIDS friends because I could literally kill them. I remember the kind and gentle man I bought my film from at my local camera store, Harvey Milk, who rose to be a huge (6)
.advocate for MY people, and the utter horror of his murder by Dan the twinkee killer White. I know that @SenFeinstein stuck her finger in the bullet hole to try to keep him alive until help came to him. I remember the dangers of the Tenderloin and Folsom street to gay and (7)
.#transgender people, and one night on my motorcycle picking up a terrified woman at 3 am who was running down the street screaming she was being attacked as a white man was chasing her. I remember tearing down a barricade to be one of the first Dykes On Bikes in the Pride (8)
.march because the committee didn't think we should be allowed. I remember countless miles of marches and demonstrations demanding equality and equal, not special, rights. I remember standing in handcuffs outside a gay bar after cops were called to break up a fight and (9)
.along the cop why I was being detained (along with 10 or so others) while they screamed slurs at us, compared their nightsticks to dildoes, and told is they could fix us with a good fu*k. I was lucky enough to experience my activism in a diverse group of women where all (10)
.voices were heard. I remember Hillary Clinton as a voice unafraid to speak for my people. So when you 🌹 people come here and try to tell me that the old white guy who did absolutely NOTHING for MY people, or for POC, and still considers us a distraction and "identity (11)
.politics" is a waste of time and unimportant, I'm going to tell you to stop talking until you do some research and stand in someone else's shoes. I'm going to tell you that the absolute FIRST priority is combating #racism and the lack of civil rights and systemic societal (12)
."rigging" that all POC live with every freaking day. That equal rights for all the disadvantaged is and should be the message of every liberal faction. So when you tell me Democrats and Republicans are the same I'm going to assume you're lazy or too biased to bother to look (13)
.When you tell me that old white guy woulda won, and should have, I'm going to ask you to follow the voices of POC and LGBTQ+ and amplify them exclusively for a while. I am a HRC democrat who will always support her, because she supports the base of my party and always has. END
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