Spend more time tracking down White people who have been criticized within their community for not being “conservatives” and for refusing to support the racism, misogyny and stupidity of Trumpism.
Stop enabling Jim Crow and his Uncle Tom.
Actually I think what this thread is revealing is the dichotomy between systemic, de jure disenfranchisement of Black women vs culture bound, coercive, de facto disenfranchisement that is being imposed on White women by their men. Same result, different means.
@JonesMurphy I think the same system of White patriarchy is perpetrating this oppression and disenfranchisement upon all women but they have specialized tactics depending on the group. With Latinas, they’re stealing their children and deporting them so they never get suffrage.
@JonesMurphy For Black women it’s killing our kids and husbands or sending them to jail/prison then imposing a poll tax voter ID and purging us from the rolls. For White women it’s in-home/in-voting booth abuse, harassment and intimidation. They have all their bases covered.
I don’t begrudge their secrecy either, but how exactly are the ~60% of White men who vote GOP ever going to evolve away from misogyny if not even the women in their lives feel safe enough to speak their minds? This is the American Taliban.
No one is explicitly addressing the narcissism and sociopathy of *mainstream* White American male culture from within its ranks. It’s literally shooting up the public square, desecrating the US government, waging endless war abroad/at home and killing the planet with IMPUNITY.
It’s already painfully clear they won’t listen to the marginalized groups they’re oppressing, but the fact that there’s literally been no appreciable impact of White on White peer pressure on the WM majority for so long in this country should be cause for much greater concern.
How are they possible Democratic voters if a) they don’t know or care what the party stands for b) they can’t be bothered to listen to or be intersectional with the marginalized groups that ARE the Democratic base c) they can’t tolerate confrontation of White male supremacy? 🤷🏾♀️
Listen Bros, I understand that you haven’t had a party to proudly call your own since GWB irreparably destroyed the GOP in the 2000s. I’ve documented it at length. None of this means you get to commandeer a coalition you don’t even actually support.
Rather than work internally to change the GOP or establish a viable 3rd party for Bros who are aware enough to be embarrassed by the GOP, they seek to meet their ends on the backs of the women, POC and LGBTQ who anchor the Democratic Party. HELL NO, Bro.
At this point I’ve already written a whole Twitterdissertation on the Bros, so trust me when I say I’m not here for them and never will be...
Either you understand the terrifying prospects for marginalized people at this moment and have the human decency to be a reliable ally, or you DON’T. If you’re still hiding behind your privilege, fragility and denial you aren’t breaking any ground or making any change. Period.
I’m not biting my tongue for these people and it’s not my job to keep them comfortable in their cocoons of obliviousness/indifference to the plight of people who don’t look like them. If you want to be enabled in your privilege, this ain’t the account for you, Bro. Bye.
Respectfully, what you also aren’t getting is that the White privileged psyche of MAGAts, Klansmen, Nazis and other GOP isn’t unique to them or completely absent from the folk on the Left who routinely thwart Democratic objectives out of spite for women and POC. Slash that.
@philip_md1 I don’t make exceptions for racist/misogynist fuckery on the left. If these people want to actually join the Democratic Party, they need to listen for once in their lives and learn how to be RELIABLE allies to the base of the party. If not, they can GTFOH.
@philip_md1 You really need to take the time to read MLK’s Letter from Birmingham jail because if you still don’t see how White “moderates” are equally responsible for this disaster, you’re aiding and abetting it.
Of course you’re not surprised by it, you and your sour grape stans intentionally sabotaged the Democratic opposition knowing full well what hung in the balance b/c your overinflated ego couldn’t tolerate losing to women and POC. Be disappointed in yourself, Bernie.
I’m so sick and tired of these Bros feigning moral outrage about shit the White men they enabled are doing with their absolute power when they were given the opportunity to be reliable allies in 2016 but PROUDLY didn’t take it. Fuck y’all very much.
I don’t wanna hear shit else from these jerks, they’re just as culpable and complicit in this disaster as the “hard right majority”. Do not be fooled by this bullshit and don’t let your guard down because they will gladly do it again.
LOL if I’m honest I’d say I’m struggling to even figure out which one you’re referencing because aren’t they all?! 🤷🏾♀️🤪 Either way you’re guaranteed to find it on a) my wakelet page (link in bio) or b) my Moments tab #onhere.
I thought it was so disingenuous how Kavanaugh cited Mark Judge’s substance addiction as a reason why he shouldn’t be brought into this as if their mutual relationship with beer isn’t at the heart of this controversy.
Not only that but it’s also highly plausible that the sheer stress of keeping his and Kavanaugh’s dirty secrets concealed over the last few months triggered a relapse or exacerbation of Judge’s addiction.
I love how people keep declaring a constitutional crisis every day as if we haven’t already been in one perpetually since 1/20/17. 🙃
Who would’ve guessed that the illegitimately installed sociopath would behave like an illegitimately installed sociopath every fucking chance he gets?! Who would’ve guessed that his Republican enablers would actually use the rubber stamp they nominated?
Every Congressional Republican who’s up for re-election in November should be VOTED OUT simply on the grounds that they’ve aided and abetted Trump’s illegitimate and illegal occupation of the White House for going on 2 years. Mueller shouldn’t have to be doing their job for them.
I’m joining the broadcast about 30 minutes late, got stuck in traffic..🙃
They’re discussing legalization of cannabis. Beto gave a great answer about medicinal cannabis potentially being useful to stem the tide of the opioid epidemic. Cruz says Beto wants to legalize all narcotics and briefly harkens back to his sister’s drug overdose.
Hating Hillary isn’t just about them being sexist or ignorant enough to believe the numerous conspiracy theories about her, it’s also about hating the marginalized groups she’s allied herself with by being a Democrat. They hate her for being a “race traitor” above all else.
@lostint07245298 Name any nationally known White Democrat and I guarantee the RW has an irrational level of hatred for them and is willing to believe the most batshit rumors about them as justification for their unreasonable disdain. Reliable White allies engender RW rage/scorn.
I’m not kidding or being hyperbolic about this, I’ve voted in Texas since I turned 18 and one need look no further than the separate R and D lines at the polling place to see this dichotomy in living color. The R line is always all White and the D line is almost all Black/Brown.
94% of Black women voters had no problem being allies to each other, Hillary Clinton or women in general in 2016. Trump’s in the WH b/c 53% of White women refused to do the same. Behold the self hatred.
Also can we please stop using religion/abortion as an excuse for White women’s self sabotaging alliance with the GOP? Black women are the backbone of the Black Church and you don’t see us voting Republican or perpetuating the lie of “pro-life”. Behold the racism too.
Even these women’s presumption that they should have the power to force pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood upon other women who don’t want it is a function of misogyny and patriarchy. Just because they’re women doesn’t mean they aren’t working in service of men against women.
I’ve gotten a few hundred new follows in recent days so this feels like a good time to inform y’all that not only is this an anti-Trump account, it’s anti-Bernie too. Thx, congrats on the twofer, welcome aboard, and if you can’t handle either of the above kindly see yourself out.
I won’t waste your time and energy #onhere and I sure as fuck won’t let you waste mine. Count on it.
I’d argue that their fear of crime and immigration is still a function of their racism, as is the fact that they only feel comfortable entrusting their safety/economic livelihood to other *White people* who think just like they do. They perceive and practice White supremacy.
@TheBxAnalyst Also why aren’t they equally afraid of White domestic terrorists yet? A White guy shoots up a mostly White public space at least once a month for the last few yrs and we still don’t hear them claiming to fear that oppressive scourge so their fear of POC is bullshit.
@TheBxAnalyst None of this racist, fear based propaganda is new, it was used to justify slavery, Native reservations, Jim Crow and now Trump. It is targeted specifically at White people who consume Fox and AM radio because they’re racist and ignorant enough to be swayed by it.
All this effort being put into identifying the NYT op-ed writer as if 65 million of us didn’t vote against this fool and 60% of us don’t openly despise every move he’s made since he’s been there. GTFOH, MSM. 😒
Y’all’s time would be better spent searching for evidence of a buildable House majority that will impeach this cancer and remove him from the WH. Democracy isn’t a high school cafeteria gossip circuit, stop working on behalf of Trump’s wounded ego and do your damn jobs.
The bottom line is STILL that Trump is sick, dangerous and temperamentally UNFIT to be POTUS and *everybody* knows it, including all of his GOP enablers in Congress/SCOTUS, and all of the people he hires to manufacture and manicure his delusions.
Stop enabling their sociopathy.
I saw #BlackKkKlansman this weekend, and just WOW. It was brilliant and right on time for our current dark moment in American history. Especially in light of the fact that White dudes are out here burning Nikes in protest of Black lives mattering. Past is prologue.
I won’t spoil the plot for y’all but suffice it to say that the whole movie is an indictment of “Make America Great Again” and the inherent White male supremacy of Republican politics. It’s no mystery how we ended up here or why shit hasn’t changed in 150+ years.
There were moments when the whole audience audibly gasped at how David Duke’s rhetoric from the past foreshadowed Donald Trump’s ascendency to the presidency. There’s no mistaking the role White supremacy’s played in radicalizing generations of White Americans.
The fact that you’re even labeling clinically significant, evidence based psychiatric disorders as excuses or get out of jail free cards is problematic and ignorant though. You don’t have to like him or think he’s worthy of illness for him to meet the diagnostic criteria.
@AuntieMargot You’re using moral terms (nice, good) that somehow suggest pathology is only clinical if we like the people who have it & that’s just not how science works. There are NO excuses being made for him and illness doesn’t absolve anyone who has it of willful wrongdoing.
@AuntieMargot It’s an egregious misconception that mental illness in general is an “excuse” for anything and while people w/personality disorders are ill, they still have the ability to make better choices in life, they just willfully choose not to. DT gains NOTHING from illness.
We already know. With behavioral science, the evidence is his words, actions, unmet obligations and failed interpersonal/business relationships. There isn’t a blood test for his personality disorder, just the numerous diagnostic criteria that he exhibits 24/7, 365.
@ToDropADime2 Having said all that, he STILL needs a formal, reputable, extensive neuropsychiatric evaluation (with labs and brain imaging) b/c aside from his lifelong personality disorder he also exhibits signs/symptoms of cognitive impairment that are worsening with time.
@ToDropADime2 Bottom line is he’s unmistakably sick, dangerous and mentally unfit to be POTUS and that won’t change simply because Congress and his family are too chickenshit to press the issue. They’ve been warned repeatedly by MH professionals but just DGAF.
@drewintuit Also I think we have to face facts that war in the technological age doesn’t always mean boots on the ground. You can still fuck up a whole country with just computers from thousands of miles away as Putin’s already proven.
@drewintuit If the GOP wasn’t in on it our Congress would be operating under the premise that Russia has declared war and would actually be fighting back, instead they’re still denying it was what it was solely because it benefits their party.
Spoils of war.
I just got an alert from my credit reporting that Reddit suffered a Russian breach, anyone else receive similar recently? I’ve never had an account there (re: Bros) but if you have check on your accounts. So far I’m seeing very little about this across the major outlets....
The worst part about any and all of these data breaches is Trump and the rest of the chickenshit GOP aren’t doing a damn thing to stop them from happening or prosecute the folk doing it because they all work for Putin now.