Skip to comments.Julianne Malveaux: Racism is a Pre-Existing Condition (Guess who she means?)
Posted on 03/24/2010 10:50:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
When the House of Representatives passed health care reform, they made history. Never mind that the victory was a narrow 219-212, with 31 Democrats deserting their party on this vote. Never mind that not a single Republican voted for health care reform. It was about time that the myth of bipartisanship bit the dust, about time President Obama shrugged of the role of conciliator and healer and embraced his mandate as change agent instead. The passage of health care reform is the first improvement in the social contract in a generation. It is a victory for President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), but mostly for the American people.
To be sure, the legislation is imperfect. To paraphrase the president, it is not radical reform, but it is reform. While we will not have universal health coverage, about 95 percent of the population will be covered, up from 83 percent now. Congress will have the possibility of amending current legislation to expand it, so that, in time everyone will be covered. This compromise reflects compromises in other social contract legislation, such as the minimum wage, which excluded private household workers and farm workers. Eventually, these workers were also covered by labor standards legislation, although the struggle continues to treat these workers fairly.
It occurs to me that the very Tea Party protestors who so strongly protested the passage of health reform might be prime beneficiaries of it. After all, the racist and homophobic epithets showered on Congressmen Emmanuel Cleaver, Barney Frank and John Lewis were a reprehensible example of the biases that many in the Tea Party bring to the table. They arent so much against health reform as they are against folks they chose to describe in words Congressman Clyburn says he had not heard since the 60s. Their language reveals the origins and intent of the Tea Party movement. It also suggests that these folks need a health care intervention.
Racism is, after all, a disease. For these Tea Party members it is a pre-existing condition. My tongue is only partly planted in my cheek when I suggest that these folks need every provision of this new health reform legislation to get the mental health services that they need to overcome their racism. It cannot be healthy for people to work themselves up into such frenzy that they spit on legislators and shower them with epithets. Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) is a more magnanimous soul than I. From my perspective, the spitter should have been prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
The Tea Party ugliness does not detract from Sunday nights victory. It does, however, remind us of the fallacy of post-racialism, and the rigidity of Tea Party attitudes. In the wake of the virulent Tea Party racism, some of the leaders attempted to distance themselves from the worst of the nonsensical Tea Party behavior. Republican National Committee Chairman, the ambiguously Black Michael Steele, said the racism could be narrowed to just a few ignorant people, not the whole movement. Why is Mr. Steele making excuses for these people? Does he doubt that they call him the n word, too, when they cant run roughshod over him?
Congressman Clyburn called health care reform The Civil Rights Act of the 21st century. His wording reminds us that no civil rights legislation was passed without extreme resistance. No doubt, epithets were tossed around when the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, and diversionary tactics were used to attempt to sway votes. No step toward social justice has been made without resistance. From that perspective, the Tea Party resistance is completely consistent with history.
?At the same time, the tone and tenor of Tea Party resistance reminds us how much more work we must do before our nation truly becomes post-racial. And it reminds us how much help racists need. Perhaps, thanks to heath care reform, they can get much-needed mental health assistance to help with the fatal pre-existing condition virulent racism.
Julianne Malveaux is President of Bennett College for Women. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I wonder what would happen if I started a newspaper called "White American News" or "Caucasian News" or some such? Notice her "Uncle Tom" slam of Mr. Steele?
Along with being a female, right Nancy Pelosi? And boy is SHE the poster child for the women’s rights movement. LOL
They Statists have to discredit the tea partys it’s the only hope they have — Even if it requires they lie. Which is really not too hard for any Democrat, Democrats lie about most everything.
If she wants to complain about racism, she should just look into a mirror!
As the kids say on the internet: “Video or it didn’t happen.”
The hag writes a racist screed to discuss racism.
enjoy your eggs and Butter Julianne and I wish upon you all that you wish upon Clarence Thomas.
Scary that these commie libs have been able to write history for the last 60 years. There is no telling what myths have been created by the MSM/DNC/Hollywood/Academia.
They have also been in charge of teaching our children for the last 30 years.
They lie with such ease, frightening that we have let them run this county for so long.
>> ... the racist and homophobic epithets showered on Congressmen Emmanuel Cleaver, Barney Frank and John Lewis
Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it. Adolf Hitler
>> ... they are against folks they chose to describe in words Congressman Clyburn says he had not heard since the 60s.
Guess he doesn’t spend too much time in the ‘hood.
She calls RNC chair Steele “ambiguously black.”
“In the Soviet Union, psychiatry was used for punitive purposes. Psychiatric hospitals were often used by the authorities as prisons in order to isolate political prisoners from the rest of society, discredit their ideas, and break them physically and mentally; as such they are considered a form of torture.”
Julianne Malveaux on Clarence Thomas
"The man is on the Court. You know, I hope his wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early like many black men do, of heart disease. Well, thats how I feel. He is an absolutely reprehensible person."
-- USA Today columnist and Pacifica Radio talk show host Julianne Malveaux on Justice Clarence Thomas, November 4, 1994 PBS To the Contrary.
NewsMax ^ | 7/11/05
Julianne Malveaux: USA, Bush are ‘Terrorists’
Semi-regular USA Today columnist Julianne Malveaux said Monday that President Bush is “a terrorist” and that America is “a terrorist nation.”
In an interview that began with Malveaux accusing U.S. troops of “beating” terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, the controversial author and economist told ABC Radio host Sean Hannity: “Terrorism in the United States is as old as we are. You want me to give you a litany of terrorism? You want me to start with what’s happened to the Indian population? You want to go on to what happened in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921?”
“C’mon now, Sean,” Malveaux told Hannity. “We are terrorists.”
Asked point-blank if the U.S. was a “terrorist nation,” Malveaux shot back: “Oh, Absolutely.”
In the next breath she added, “The chickens have come home to roost,” in an apparent reference to the 9/11 attacks.
Asked if America was “a good country,” Malveaux responded tersely: “We’re a country.” Pressed on why she omitted the adjective “good,” she replied, “I can’t answer that. I think we have some good and I think we have some evil.”
As the interview was winding up, Malveaux went on a tear about the Iraq war and “the weapons of mass distraction.”
“You know they weren’t there. I know they weren’t there,” she told Hannity. “George W. Bush is evil. He is a terrorist. He is evil. He is arrogant. And he is out of control.”
Remember during the Clinton days when this red-haired thing was on TV regularly?
Lie, lie, lie. Total fabrication.
It's easy for her. The wellspring of her Philosophy is urban legend. She might even be delusional and stupid enough to believe the crap she writes.
No, but since when does truth matters? This is just another example of a hypocritical "tolerant" leftest who can't tolerate people with opinions of their own. These people justify throwing out bipartisanship to push their agenda, but it'll be the same people who will be calling for more "bipartisanship" in the next Republican controlled Congress. I only hope that we elect Republicans who see this.
The most disgusting I’ve ever seen of racism from the unable-to-be racist-because-I’m not-white—was when CNN had D.L. Hughley.
He was constant with the cracker chit, I listened a bit, that’s when I decided I will NEVER watch CNN again.
I gave in and watched when Chile’s earthquake happened, until FOX started covering it better.
It doesn’t matter if the Tea Party folk didn’t say the word, it only matters what protected groups say/claim, and they can say cracker all the hell they want, whilst screaming racist at another.
It’s stupid and it’s frustrating for white people but I find it sad for the blacks who are stuck in a prison of ‘victim’ and behaving like trained pets, clucking racist at every turn.
It really does start to weaken the word, almost as bad as those who hurt real rape victims by making false claims of rape.
97% of the Afro-Americans vote Obama.
That is scary. No dissent, monolithic thought; party vote.
The left has done a great job in securing the black vote.
Keep them on the plantation.
Is she saying that “free health care” is a civil right?
That is one seriously ugly pig, inside and out.
That is not the point here.
This is a political lie, a Big Lie, the point of which is to smear and defame unfairly for political advantage. To that end, she and her co-venturers will repeat the smear over and over, louder and louder.
Hypocritical that she would call them racists when she admitted that she would never hire a white person.
There it is. An overt invocation of Soviet psychiatric abuse of dissenters.
I read some long articles in the 60's and 70's about the heavy drugs Soviet psych "hospitals" were socking dissenters like Roy Medvedev and Yuli Daniel with, after the KGB had picked them up and bundled them off to these hellish political prisons.
And Malveaux, with a straight face, calls for that to be done to the Tea Party people. Indeed, to all conservatives. This needs to get around!
Someone got Mike Savage's fax? E-mail? Send him this. He's a shrink -- he'll love it.
I've seen Malveaux on Bonnie Erbe's program in the past, To the Contrary, on PBS. Malveaux is hate-filled, nasty, and vicious. She's a real piece of work.
These people do not know how rediculous and pitiful their view is, shared as it is, from the opposite universe that they inhabit. Like the 'lady' Congresswoman(?) today; offering that Republicans are from Mar's; and they/she/the Democrats, live 'right here on earth'!
It IS amazing to behold. . .but worse; it is painful. And the realization of the cost of human suffering because of their confusion and their ignorance; is even more painful.
lol, finally, I posted something and heard from ...... <crickets> ... lol
Tell me that Congresswoman you're talking about isn't Sheila Jackson-Lee, my Congresscritter. Only she and Maxine Waters are stupid enough to say something like that. Well, maybe Patty Murray, too, and Babs Boxer, but they're senators.
How about having a Miss White America contest? Better yet, a United White College fund? No, no..better yet, establish a NAAWP.
Oh, I forgot.....only white people are racist.
Never mind that not a single democrat likely voted for a Republican amendment.
Yes, absolutely correct. And "endogamously" -- you forgot "endogamously", which is the five-dollar word for "bred in the bone".
Which of course is an imputation of a disreputable racial characteristic by virtue of membership in a group, something liberals say is eeeeeevillllll ...... but apparently not always. Sometimes it's "social justice", right? "Social justice" is good.
Oh, yeah, and let's not forget "irredeemably". White people are "irredeemable" unless someone "redeems" for them, who isn't a member of the group, and who thereafter holds their proxy, which includes their right to get a living.
Think of the "redeemed horrible racist Problem-American person" proxy as being something like a Soviet internal passport. You have to have one, and they can take it away from you, like Don Imus and Jimmy the Greek found out.
This is why I know Civil War is inevitable. At this point politics has stopped working, the placation from talk radio isn’t soothing anymore, and we can’t live with these people. I’m ready.
If anyone thinks health care has not gone "Affirmative Action" now, you are sadly mistaken.
This from the Pig that said in an Interview on TV that Clarence Thomas wife should feed him Bacon and Eggs so he would have a Heart attack and drop dead
Unless she’s letting some black man live off of her, she’s definitely not getting any Vitamin F. In the DC area, there are many just like her—bitter, fat, and nasty.
Ms. Malveaux’s time would be better spent removing the beam from her eye.
If racism is a pre-existing condition, gimme my free lifetime supply of race cards.
Ok. Call the TEA party people what you wish, but they are still gonna bury you in November.
My letter to Ms. Malveaux
As the kids say, “Show us the video, or it didn’t happen.”
Besides, if Cong. Cleaver hasn’t heard such epithets since the 1960s, he probably doesn’t spend a lot of time in the Black Community. That is the ONLY place I have heard such epithets since the 1960s.
Now imagine if there were such a thing in the Congress as “The White Caucus”. How much chance of success do you think something like that has? Who are the real racists nowadays?
And perhaps you forgot what you said about Clarence Thomas.
“The man is on the Court. You know, I hope his wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early like many black men do, of heart disease. Well, thats how I feel. He is an absolutely reprehensible person.”
November 4, 1994 PBS To the Contrary.
The next time you want to see a real hate monger, look in the mirror, and look at your fellow travellers.
I have believed for a long time that if the liberals ever got enough power they would put all of us into re-education camps, ala Vietnam, at a minimum.
How about a Congressional White Caucus?
I wonder where she was during Michael Steele’s Senate race, when protesters threw Oreo cookies at him? Good to know they were just trying to give him a snack.... those liberals/Democrats could not possibly have meant to imply a racial slur, I guess....
Well, googled and found the answer.. .
As you know, that 'stupid' is the common denominator of the majority - not all perhaps; and I add that as a kindness - but surely a majority, of Demrat Congress. Anyway it was Barbara Milkulsky/D/MD.
The ignorance here; does reach across the country by their representation.
If you didn't have such a big butt, you might get your tongue planted all the way in your cheeks.
Her abusive locution is part of the hoary old 'Rat pitch that "Republicans aren't real people" -- and they moaned and groaned when Sarah Palin made a remark about "real Americans"! lol ..... to finish connecting the dots here, then, I guess the Democrats are selling the notion that "real Americans" aren't "real people", ergo "Americans" are not "people". Q. E. D.
Way to go, 'Rats.
Call it George McGovern's Last Theorem. No wonder he was rejected by 49 states!
Call it George McGovern's Last Theorem. No wonder he was rejected by 49 states!
Good one and lol/;^)
as for "way to go rats!". . .
if wishes were horses; they would be gone. ..if only/sigh.
A PBS staple. She was the one who wished Clarence Thomas would get a heart attack.
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