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An Open Letter to the White Right, On the Occasion of Your Recent, Successful Temper Tantrum (2010)
Tim Wise's blog ^ | November 3, 2010 | Tim Wise

Posted on 05/08/2014 1:47:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

*NOTE: PLEASE RE-READ THE TITLE OF THIS ESSAY BEFORE GOING FURTHER. NOTICE, IT IS AIMED AT THE WHITE RIGHT. NOT ALL WHITE PEOPLE. ANYONE WHO THINKS THIS ESSAY IS “ANTI-WHITE PEOPLE,” AS OPPOSED TO THAT SEGMENT OF THE WHITE COMMUNITY THAT IS RIGHT WING, CANNOT READ PLAIN ENGLISH. PLEASE TRY AGAIN.* _____

For all y’all rich folks, enjoy that champagne, or whatever fancy @$$ Scotch you drink.

And for y’all a bit lower on the economic scale, enjoy your Pabst Blue Ribbon, or whatever sh***y @$$ beer you favor.

Whatever the case, and whatever your economic station, know this…

You need to drink up.

And quickly.

And heavily.

Because your time is limited.

Real damned limited.

So party while you can, but mind the increasingly loud clock ticking away in the corners of your consciousness.

The clock that reminds you how little time you and yours have left.

Not much more now.

Tick, tock.

Tick, tock.

Tick.

Tock.

I know, you think you’ve taken “your country back” with this election — and of course you have always thought it was yours for the taking, cuz that’s what we white folks are bred to believe, that it’s ours, and how dare anyone else say otherwise — but you are wrong.

You have won a small battle in a larger war the meaning of which you do not remotely understand.

‘Cuz there is nothing even slightly original about you.

There have always been those who wanted to take the country back.

There were those who, in past years, wanted to take the country back to a time of enslavement and indentured servitude.

But they lost.

There were those who wanted to take us back to a time when children could be made to work in mines and factories, when workers had no legal rights to speak of, when the skies in every major city were heavy with industrial soot that would gather on sidewalks and windowsills like volcanic ash.

But they lost.

There were those who wanted to take us back to a time when women could not vote, or attend any but a few colleges, or get loans in their own names, or start their own businesses.

But they lost.

There were those who wanted to take us back to a time when blacks “had no rights that the white man was bound to respect,” – this being the official opinion of the Supreme Court before those awful days of judicial activism, now decried by the likes of you – and when people of color could legally be kept from voting solely because of race, or holding certain jobs, or living in certain neighborhoods, or run out of other towns altogether when the sun would go down, or be strung up from trees.

But they lost.

And you will lose.

So make a note of it.

Tweet it to yourself.

Put it on your Facebook wall and leave it there so you’ll remember that I told you so.

It is coming, and soon.

This isn’t hubris. It isn’t ideology. It is not wishful thinking.

It is math.

Not even advanced math. Just simple, basic, like 3rd grade math.

The kind of math that proves how your kind — mostly older white folks beholden to an absurd, inaccurate, nostalgic fantasy of what America used to be like — are dying.

You’re like the bad guy in every horror movie ever made, who gets shot five times, or stabbed ten, or blown up twice, and who will eventually pass — even if it takes four sequels to make it happen — but who in the meantime keeps coming back around, grabbing at our ankles as we walk by, we having been mistakenly convinced that you were finally dead this time.

Fair enough, and have at it. But remember how this movie ends.

Our ankles survive.

You do not.

Michael Meyers, Freddie Kreuger, Jason, and that @$$hole husband in that movie with Julia Roberts who tracks her down after she runs away and changes her identity–they are all done. Even that crazy f***** in Saw is about to be finished off for good. Granted, he’s gonna be popping out in 3-D to scare the kiddies, so he isn’t going quietly. But he’s going, as all bad guys eventually do.

And in the pantheon of American history, conservative old white people have pretty much always been the bad guys, the keepers of the hegemonic and reactionary flame, the folks unwilling to share the category of American with others on equal terms.

Fine, keep it up. It doesn’t matter.

Because you’re on the endangered list.

And unlike, say, the bald eagle or some exotic species of muskrat, you are not worth saving.

In forty years or so, maybe fewer, there won’t be any more white people around who actually remember that Leave it to Beaver, Father Knows Best, Opie-Taylor-Down-at-the-Fishing Hole cornpone bull**** that you hold so near and dear to your heart.

There won’t be any more white folks around who think the 1950s were the good old days, because there won’t be any more white folks around who actually remember them, and so therefore, we’ll be able to teach about them accurately and honestly, without hurting your precious feelings, or those of the so-called “greatest generation” — a bunch whose white contingent was top-heavy with ethical miscreants who helped save the world from fascism only to return home and oppose the ending of it here, by doing nothing to lift a finger on behalf of the civil rights struggle.

It’s OK. Because in about forty years, half the country will be black or brown. And there is nothing you can do about it.

Nothing, Senõr Tancredo.

Nothing, Senõra Angle, or Senõra Brewer, or Senõr Beck.

Loy tiene muy mal, hijo de Puta.

And by then you will have gone all in as a white nationalist movement — hell you’ve all but done that now — thus guaranteeing that the folks of color, and even a decent size minority of us white folks will be able to crush you, election after election, from the Presidency on down to the 8th grade student council.

Like I said, this is math. And numbers don’t lie.

Bottom line, this too shall pass.

So enjoy your tax cuts a while longer.

Go buy whatever you people buy when your taxes get cut: a new car or two, a bigger house, an island. Whatever.

Go back to trading your derivatives, engaging in rampant financial speculation that produces nothing of value, that turns the whole world into your personal casino. Whatever.

Play your hand, and for the love of God play it big. Real big. As in, shoot for the moon big. As in, try to privatize Social Security, and health care, and everything else. Whatever.

At least that way everyone will be able to see what you’re really about.

We’ve been trying to tell them, but nothing beats seeing it with your own eyes, so “Go big or go home,” Bubba.

“Git ‘er Done.”

“Cowboy up,” or whatever other stupid catch phrase strikes your fancy.

Just promise you’ll do more than talk this time.

Please, or as one of your celluloid heroes might put it, “make my day.”

Do whatever you gotta do, but remember that those who are the victims of your greed and indifference take the long view.

They know, but you do not, that justice is not for the sprinters, but rather for the long distance runners who will be hitting their second wind, right about the time that you collapse from exhaustion.

They are like the tortoise to your hare.

They are like the San Francisco Giants, to your New York Yankees: a bunch that loses year after year after year, until they finally win.

You have had this confidence before, remember?

You thought you had secured your position permanently after the overthrow of reconstruction in the wake of the civil war, after the elimination of the New Deal, after the Reagan revolution, after the Republican electoral victory of 1994. And yet, those you thought you had cowed and defeated are still here.

Because those who have lived on the margins, who have been abused, maligned, targeted by austerity measures and budget cuts, subjected to racism, classism, sexism, straight supremacy and every other form of oppression always know more about their abusers than the abusers know about their victims.

They have to study you, to pay careful attention, to adjust their body armor accordingly, and to memorize your sleep patterns.

You, on the other hand, need know nothing whatsoever about them. And this, will surely prove politically fatal to you in the end. For it means you will not know their resolve. Will not fear it, as you should.

It means you will take their greatest strength — perseverance — and make of it a weakness, called losing.

But what you forget, or more to the point never knew, is that those who lose know how to lose, which is to say they know how to lose with dignity.

And those who suffer know how to suffer, which is to say they know how to survive: a skill that is in short supply amid the likes of you.

You, who could not survive the thought of minimal health care reform, or financial regulation, or a marginal tax rate equal to that which you paid just 10 years earlier, perhaps are under the illusion that everyone is as weak as you, as soft as you, as akin to petulant children as you are, as unable to cope with the smallest setback, the slightest challenge to the way you think your country should look and feel, and operate.

But they are not.

And they know how to regroup, and plot, and plan, and they are planning even now — we are — your destruction.

And I do not mean by that your physical destruction. We don’t play those games. We’re not into the whole “Second Amendment remedies, militia, armed resistance” bull**** that your side fetishizes, cuz, see, we don’t have to be. We don’t need guns.

We just have to be patient.

And wait for you to pass into that good night, first politically, and then, well…

Do you hear it?

The sound of your empire dying? Your nation, as you knew it, ending, permanently?

Because I do, and the sound of its demise is beautiful.

So know this.

If you thought this election was payback for 2008, remember…

Payback, thy name is…

Temporary.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: 2010; demographics; racebaiting; racism
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1 posted on 05/08/2014 1:47:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone is off their meds.


2 posted on 05/08/2014 1:49:09 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I fell asleep after the second paragraph.


3 posted on 05/08/2014 1:49:47 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Freedom works for everyone.


4 posted on 05/08/2014 1:51:10 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Self-righteous drama queen. Fortunately for us all he too shall pass.


5 posted on 05/08/2014 1:51:44 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I felt as if I were being spat upon due to his incessant lisping.


6 posted on 05/08/2014 1:52:35 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

(Well, except for the government pimp class and their enablers that make a living pushing this crap.)


7 posted on 05/08/2014 1:52:42 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is all you need to know as far as the feelings of liberal America has towards the upcoming 2014 elections.
Their fear is palatable. They can sense the tide.


8 posted on 05/08/2014 1:53:44 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And I do not mean by that your physical destruction. We don’t play those games. We’re not into the whole “Second Amendment remedies, militia, armed resistance” bull**** that your side fetishizes, cuz, see, we don’t have to be. We don’t need guns. Oh really, and just how did this clueless clymer think he got the right to spout his hatefilled sophomoric claptrap and how does he think he will be able to keep it? I have said it before and I will keep saying it, if these moronic jackholes want socialism there are plenty of countries for them to move to so quit trying to change America!
9 posted on 05/08/2014 1:54:03 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

this guy has got serious issues


10 posted on 05/08/2014 1:54:42 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As noxious as the author is, he’s fundamentally correct.

Every year 2.48m (mostly white, majority R voting) people die and are replaced by 2.52m (majority non-white, heavily D voting) people.

When my daughter had a baby in January, I spent a few hours over two days at a local maternity hospital (not the one downtown).
I can infer that not many future Republicans are being born, and the existing Republicans are paying the bill for most of the future Democrats being born.


11 posted on 05/08/2014 1:54:48 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What an utterly delusional idiot.

They have to study you, to pay careful attention, to adjust their body armor accordingly, and to memorize your sleep patterns...

You, on the other hand, need know nothing whatsoever about them. And this, will surely prove politically fatal to you in the end. For it means you will not know their resolve. Will not fear it, as you should.

And I do not mean by that your physical destruction. We don’t play those games. We’re not into the whole “Second Amendment remedies, militia, armed resistance” bull**** that your side fetishizes, cuz, see, we don’t have to be. We don’t need guns.

Uh, yeah, sure, dipstick. Just try bringing a SNAP card to a gunfight. It'll make Bambi versus Godzilla seem like a fair fight.

Oh and we can afford guns, ammo, alarms, dogs AND spare food. You will starve long before we will. And transit doesn't run where most conservatives live, so you won't even be able to get to us.

12 posted on 05/08/2014 1:55:08 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: UCANSEE2

No kidding. What a pile of blather with so little content.


13 posted on 05/08/2014 1:55:10 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He starts with this bit about understanding simple English, then proceeds to display a very poor understanding of simple English.

Two thumbs down.

14 posted on 05/08/2014 1:55:16 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: Fledermaus

Someone has diarrhea of the keyboard.


15 posted on 05/08/2014 1:55:21 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Timmy makes a mockery of his last name.


16 posted on 05/08/2014 1:55:39 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in compariso)
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To: Fledermaus

What is the gist of that gibberish?


17 posted on 05/08/2014 1:56:30 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, let’s take his first shouted line and flip it to see if it’s “racist”.

If the title was referencing the “black left” and their “temper tantrum” in electing Obama in 2008,
but we were only addressing the “black LEFT”, and not all blacks,

would it be racist or not?


18 posted on 05/08/2014 1:56:59 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm sorry. I am sure this person is deep and wise (snark) but he needs to fall out of love with the sound of his own voice.

Bubby, just say what it is you want to say.

19 posted on 05/08/2014 1:57:04 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: dirtboy

He says they don’t need guns or use guns to make us comply.

Complete BS. Everything the advocate that “the government” do, is done with the inherent threat of deadly force being imposed on the non-compliant.

Liberals need to own up to that, bigtime.


20 posted on 05/08/2014 1:59:01 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He wrote this is in 2010, and the civil war hasn’t started yet?


21 posted on 05/08/2014 1:59:51 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mastador1; All

He is projecting.

He longs for the good old days of the Soviet Superpower, and a China that was deep red instead of Authoritarian pink and yellow.

He longs for the days of the permanent Democrat House majority.

He knows his time is numbered.


22 posted on 05/08/2014 2:00:30 PM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, I wonder, though - if this clown liked 2010, he ought to LOVE 2014! I can hardly wait to read that tirade.


23 posted on 05/08/2014 2:01:07 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: nascarnation

You certainly have a point. And your point is much better made in one sentence than this hysterical screed, lol.


24 posted on 05/08/2014 2:01:19 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Wise appears regularly on CNN and MSNBC to discuss race issues and was featured in a 2007 segment on 20/20. He graduated from Tulane University in 1990 and received antiracism training from the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, in New Orleans”

This idiot can not write coherently. It is just weird rants by someone who is probably mentally ill and has never had a real job.

I should not be surprised that he appears “regularly” on MSMNBC and CNN. I have never heard of him. Just another angry, mentally ill liberal who likes to call people racist.

25 posted on 05/08/2014 2:02:04 PM PDT by detective
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought maybe Jarrett penned it while drinkin’ sum malt licka’


26 posted on 05/08/2014 2:02:27 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t have to worry about it. The Chinese are coming.


27 posted on 05/08/2014 2:02:48 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If I were to caption that pic it would read “DUH” Personified:


28 posted on 05/08/2014 2:03:42 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The sad part is white Liberals are so stupid they don’t realize they are going to be the biggest losers when Whites aren’t the majority.

The truth is Mexicans & Blacks are the biggest racist out there and they only vote for their own and there is no way they will ever let whites rule them.

Look at cities like Newark, Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC, etc they will never have anything but a Black Mayor ever again. Los Angles, San Antonio and Miami will never have anything but a Hispanic Mayor. Soon these cities won’t even have a single white on the city council or a white heading up any department or agency if they don’t already. There are will even be cities that don’t even want whites as low level government employees (It’s happening now, see Phoenix where they don’t even want white life guards at city pools)

If you’re a white no matter how good of a Liberal you are, because of your color you will be shut out and disenfranchised. The same will soon happen on state levels like in California and it will happen on the national level. Hillary gets the nod in 2016 because she is a woman and it is “her turn” but after her, no white male or white female Liberal will ever have a shot at being president again.

Worse for the White Liberal is sure Mexicans & Blacks love to vote for Progressive things as long as you keep the money flowing to them, but in reality they care little about the things white Liberals care about. They come from very Macho cultures and could give a flying fig about Feminism, Gay rights, Animal rights or the Environment.

If the Queers think old White Conservatives are evil for not letting them force their “Marriage” on everyone, just wait to see how they are treated when they are under a majority Mexican rule.

If Liberals think Conservatives want to let eeeeevvviiilll corporations pollute the environment, just wait until the millions Mexicans coming set up squatters camps at beaches and National and State parks around the country.

And ladies, I hope the free birth control Obama gives you is worth it, because all these immigrants aren’t going to be too keen on paying the Social Security for a bunch of old white childless spinsters so they can sit around and throw birthday parties for their pets.

For Conservatives, things will be bad, very bad but we will still have our areas and states where we will still be represented. If things get that bad we can secede. Liberals will be trapped and white Liberals will get the same treatment white Liberals now get in Zimbabwe or South Africa.


29 posted on 05/08/2014 2:04:08 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But what you forget, or more to the point never knew, is that those who lose know how to lose, which is to say they know how to lose with dignity.

So this screed, written after the libs were thrashed in the 2010 elections, is this little man's idea of losing with dignity? LOL!

30 posted on 05/08/2014 2:04:08 PM PDT by pgkdan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Notice he is not taking comments on this “piece” over on his blog — what a coward.


31 posted on 05/08/2014 2:04:18 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The ravings and droolings of a delusional psychopath dwelling in a very malignant alternate reality.


32 posted on 05/08/2014 2:04:38 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So his point is that ethnically ‘brown’ leeches will soon outnumber true Americans and vote themselves unlimited Federal benefits?

That they will finally have enough votes to take by force the value created by the productive segment of society?

And the creators of value will no longer be able to resist the leeches?

This imbecilic vision of paradise will work well in a world where food grows itself, cars manufacturer themselves, and houses build themselves.

In the REAL world these dysfunctional, resentful, lazy, stupid, spoiled, snot nosed misfits are d@mned fortunate to live in a society where misplaced ethics cause the productive citizens to support charity for misbegotten derelicts.


33 posted on 05/08/2014 2:05:00 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Billthedrill

> Self-righteous drama queen. Fortunately for us all he too shall pass.

“queen” is about right. Drag queen. He has the high “gay” look you just can’t fake...


34 posted on 05/08/2014 2:05:35 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: miss marmelstein

Thank you. That’s the difference between engineers and “sociologists”.


35 posted on 05/08/2014 2:06:33 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Check his website - he’s actually written a memoir called “White Like Me.”


36 posted on 05/08/2014 2:08:32 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: UCANSEE2

You found a paragraph?


37 posted on 05/08/2014 2:08:41 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: nascarnation

Or, as a writer, I would say: the difference between a literate person and a moron!


38 posted on 05/08/2014 2:09:27 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet



39 posted on 05/08/2014 2:10:25 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the guy is obsessed with white racism, every article on his blog is about it!


40 posted on 05/08/2014 2:11:05 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

i thought he was black


41 posted on 05/08/2014 2:12:25 PM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sounds like the rantings of a mass-murderer.
42 posted on 05/08/2014 2:13:17 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

*yawn*


43 posted on 05/08/2014 2:14:25 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Poor fella is gonna jump out a window come November when Americans of all races & creed reject him & his party.


44 posted on 05/08/2014 2:22:12 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tim Wise, who has made a name for himself as an anti-racism activist and author (and appeared on The Stream on Al Jazeera English), has drawn criticism for a Facebook rant that many say reflects his own white privilege.

“And this is what’s funny...every second that fools troll my site, complaining about how I take up all the antiracist space so they can’t be heard, is a moment they aren’t setting up their own website, blog, or writing their own book...but they wanna blame me for why no one knows who they are...it’s not on me sweetheart..plenty of people of color get book deals and speaking gigs each year...if u di...dn’t its not on me...it’s cuz u havent said anything that anyone finds valuable...deal with that rather than wasting time trolling...Maybe another POC blew up your spot rather than me...ever think of that? No, of course not...cuz that would require critical thought rather than simplistic hater bs and stuff u can put on tumblr...seriously, it’s time for people to be told to step off...feel free to jump off the page trolls....or I can bounce you...and would love to...trust me, u will lose this beef..badly...”

“Here’s what...if you’re spending time trolling my page, arguing about my role in the work, u are not doing the work yourself...u r living off the words of others...that’s parasitical behavior, and if u r letting me bother u by saying this, then u r losing the battle to have your voice heard...ever think about writing something yourself? I mean, something that wasn’t about critiquing me or others u don’t like? Oh, and did u ever think about maybe using one font size and color for your homepage? That might help people take u seriously (if u r the individual for whom this statement is intended, I’m pretty sure you’ll know it...kisses)...”

“...and no, let’s be clear, I haven’t been hacked...I’m just tired of trolls who do nothing but attack 24/7 because they think that’s activism...”

http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/the-stream/the-stream-officialblog/2013/9/17/anti-racism-activistgetsbacklashoverrant.html


45 posted on 05/08/2014 2:22:52 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I didn’t know that you could make a living turning left wing racial self hatred into bad prose.


46 posted on 05/08/2014 2:23:14 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: qam1
" Liberals will be trapped and white Liberals will get the same treatment white Liberals now get in Zimbabwe or South Africa."

Liberal white girl bleed a lot.

47 posted on 05/08/2014 2:23:33 PM PDT by Godebert
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I Don’t Want Tim Wise As An Ally. No Thanks.

Tim Wise had some sort of meltdown on Facebook recently, for which he later apologized. But this meltdown reveals more than someone angry at critics. Look, if he spouted the rhetoric that he does in a different context, not one where he is paid to be some sort of anti-racism educator and speaker, then I would still critique the White supremacy and White privilege and at times racism that shapes his responses to criticism. But he isn’t some random banker or right wing pundit or someone I critique but realize that the context of their espoused ideology is distant from mine. This is a person who claims expertise on that which he does not live yet rejects criticism. But rejecting criticism when you’re in a place of privilege is very dangerous especially when you do justice work.

This is a part of what he recently wrote on Facebook. How someone can claim to be anti-racism yet writes this is beyond me:

http://www.gradientlair.com/post/61521224722/i-dont-need-tim-wise-as-an-ally


48 posted on 05/08/2014 2:24:38 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Regardless of how much this writer acts like one it must suck to know that you are never going to be smarter than a fifth grader.
49 posted on 05/08/2014 2:25:53 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: qam1
Los Angles, San Antonio and Miami will never have anything but a Hispanic Mayor.

Los Angeles had exactly one Hispanic Mayor in modern times (Villaraigosa). His replacement is not Hispanic (actually, Garcetti claims to be 1/4 Hispanic, 1/4 Italian and 1/2 Jewish, but his electoral base is not Hispanics.)

50 posted on 05/08/2014 2:28:28 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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