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Jan 19 19 tweets 4 min read
The majority of White people, who vote Republican, don't want a multiracial society. Or an equitable and communal society.

They want the extermination of Black, Brown and Indigenous people. That's been clear for years now, but especially after October 7. The Israeli government's genocide against Palestinian people has particularly rallied White Supremacists of all stripes - including Center-Whites such as Ick Bill Ackman - in large part because that regime has demonstrated the possibilities of clearing out the marginalized.
Dec 7, 2023 36 tweets 8 min read
Methinks Shadi has remembered that he is not White-adjacent. The Israeli government's genocide against Palestinian people - and the rank bigotry of White and White-adjacent folks here in the U.S. - is a wakeup call to many Arab and Muslim people who attempted to achieve Proximity to Whiteness but learned that it cannot be done.
Mar 19, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
Tech bros being aggressively ignorant is to be expected. Venture capitalists generally are just a little more knowledgeable than the average guy on the street, and in many cases, less so.

Even the homeless guy on the corner can cite Chappelle's Show's Wu-Tang Financials' warning about diversifying portfolios.
Mar 19, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
When the photographer literally captures the gaping maw of a genocidal systematizing bigot. The surprise is that Suella Braverman, the U.K.'s equivalent of U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security, didn't don jeans and earpods to casualize ethnic cleansing and torture of refugees.
Mar 19, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
Mar 19, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
Fuck Leana Wen and her Plague Spreader horde. Wen and other Plague Spreaders have promoted needles infection, death and debilitation for three years now, and now they want to normalize mass morbitity.

Their ilk can go jump into the Inner Harbor and stay there.
Mar 19, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
David Sirota is your typical economic status-reductionist White Progressive. It's why his kind aren't reliable allies in the effort to end White Supremacy and make America equitable and communal for everyone. Hence why @jaredlholt, another economic status-reductionist White Progressive, agrees with him (and refuses to recognize how systematized bigotry lays down the framework for such problems as deregulation and elimination of child labor laws). Before he deleted the tweet.
Mar 19, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Oh shut the fuck up! I appreciate Ike Bailey having more patience with Axelrod's nonsense. Personally, at this point, I just need him to sit down and shut up.
Mar 18, 2023 11 tweets 3 min read
Apparently, Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang forgot about all of his ancestors, who worked until they died, either as enslaved people or as folks oppressed during a period of Jim Crow and no old aged pensions. Image Younger retirement ages exist in large part because many Americans work jobs that tax the body to the point of being useless in old age.

My grandfather, a chef, retired at age 63 because of all the years of standing and cooking wore out his legs.
Mar 18, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
Matrilineal descent is incredibly cynical - and, to be frank, plays into racializing Jewishness.

I could be wrong in that position and I'll listen to any correction on that front. In any case, Bethany Mandel is a reminder that suffering and tragedy on their own doesn't lead people to become more-empathetic or compassionate to other people, or even Antiracist.
Mar 18, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
Hence why folks in the U.S. aren't as willing to protest and start problems as the French are. Which brings us to this point: Cops, the tips of the spear of White Supremacist violence, are allowed to maim and murder anyone who disturbs the framework of White Power.
Mar 18, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
The argument many make is that folks end up pushing one intervention without thinking through how it can work with other important interventions to solve interconnected issues.

I get Gertz's point. But I also see the other side as well. The point some make isn't do nothing. The point is to work with others looking at the interconnected issues and collaborate instead of being siloed.

Lack of systematic thinking is a real issue, and you have to do several things at once.
Mar 18, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
The legacy of John Tanton, who spent part of the 1990s and 2000s trying to force the Sierra Club to go back to embracing anti-immigrant White Supremacy, remains potent, especially for Center-Whites who want land unspoiled in their minds by non-White people. One potential effect of climate change is that Center-Whites, along with avowed White Supremacists like Carlson, push out Black, Brown and Indigenous people out of their homes (and land less-affected by flooding) through climate gentrification.
Mar 17, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
Turd Calipers wants to be graded on asking about the size of Black men's genitalia. Never let Turd Calipers live it down.
Mar 17, 2023 7 tweets 3 min read
I'm not surprised that Jeanne Allen picked a fight with an actual superstar who is also Black. Because Jeanne has issues. ImageImage Hell, let me just say it: Jeanne Allen is a White Supremacist whose organization, Center for Education Reform, takes money from traditional and online charter school operators, and that is why she's decided to mess with Abbott Elementary's Quinta Brunson.
Mar 17, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
Center-Whites are gonna White is what Stewart is saying.

I can't disagree. This whole 'Democrats have an activist problem' is the kind of thing you say when you're not at the business end of White Supremacy, Transphobia, Homophobia, Misogyny and economic inequity.

[And there's a link to Freddie DeBoer sophistry to boot. Joy.] Image
Mar 17, 2023 7 tweets 3 min read
Now we know why Agnes Callard doesn't deal honestly with power dynamics in various settings. Image As I noted three years ago, Callard's argument back then was questionable because the boundaries of free speech have less to do with reasonable disagreements than with sociopolitical power, a matter she didn't wrestle with because it is easier to look at the dead than the living.
Mar 17, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
That's because Republicans support pastors doing bad things. Republicans also support child abuse. Especially when done by institutions such as public schools.
Feb 15, 2023 8 tweets 2 min read
That would require self-awareness that most folks just don't have. Also means connecting the decline in sex scenes and the rampant increase in violence in and out of movies. Additionally, and this is something that must be noted: The decline in sex scenes has come as the Internet has made adult video more available. As well as the advent of higher end shops, whose products are of higher quality than what was schlepped on Skinemax in the 1990s.
Feb 15, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
Thing is, Netanyahu's effort to supplant Israel's judiciary will do nothing more than make the nation more of a dictatorial apartheid regime than it already is. Which means nothing gets destroyed - other than the veneer of respectability Friedman and others accord it. If there's one lesson that has come out of the last decade of politics in White-controlled and settler colonist nations, it's that judiciaries aren't powerful when those in power decide to steamroll over them.

Hell, America learned that right after Brown v. Board of Ed.
Feb 15, 2023 17 tweets 5 min read
If only Corbyn said this back in 2017. But then, Corbyn actually cared about the Labour Party. Keir Starmer lied about being the next Corbyn because it was the only way he could win the Labour leadership. Since then, he has slowly told the truth about who he is and what he stands for. Which is absolutely nothing - and that's the problem.