“Racism isn’t dead in this country; it’s just culturally unacceptable in the mainstream. That isn’t preventing conservatives from pushing policies that still directly impact the black community in a negative way. Voter ID laws, to just hammer at the tip of the iceberg, are the most glaring examples of the Right’s attempts to subjugate and disenfranchise a bloc of voters that they’ve had written off for decades.”
By Mr. Marymuthafuckingpoppins over at Spoonfulofsuga.wordpress.com/
This is right on. When I began writing this blog; I believed as so many do that we had a pretty good handle on racism in this country. Got it on the run; we do; I would have said. But as I have listened; watched; read and saw much since then; I have learned to my disappointment that all we did was to drive racism underground.
If it was gone; it had no power over us.
If it had no power over us we could put it out of our mind.
When we put it out of our mind;… it resurfaced and struck with great dexterity; stealing back the progress we had made and none can be blamed on racism because it is gone.
So the Supreme Court decision that we no longer need to monitor the laws passed by racist states wasn’t a racist decision.
No. Those Voter ID laws? Not racist at all. Because we no longer have a problem with racism in America.
Racism is dead; long live Conservatism.
Racism is dead; long live “Stand Your Ground”.
Racism is dead; long live the Corporate Masters.
Racism is dead; long live Racism.
But in truth racism wasn’t gone at all. It was merely hiding quietly until we felt safe to look away for a moment; until our guard was down and our domestic human and civil rights organizations almost began to snooze then;….. it strikes like a Fucking Cobra.
So we are left standing naked and vulnerable amid a sea of murderous haters of humanity. Nazi baby killers and sociopathic mind and body rapists.
It was there all along. Hiding among our wealthy. While they claimed to have seen the light; they secretly planned and carried out the continued enslavement of a large percentage of the former slave race who has struggled so long and so hard only to be dashed upon the jagged rocks of hurt and disappointment.
They have secretly planned and carried out the repeal of the only legislation crafted specifically to protect the rights of the poor; the disadvantaged; the black and brown.
They have secretly encouraged us to believe that America is moving in the right direction.
Let us have a few things we asked for but then with the same breath; stole a far more important protection assuming we would be fooled into saying nothing about losing our rights if they just let gays marry.
Not that we want that taken back but it also won’t do to let them use it to mollify us.
Who were the victims of the mortgage crisis?
Black people who were loaned money they could not repay and fleeced of the money they could pay.
Who are the victims of every crisis?
The Black; the Brown; the Red; the poor. These are those who pay for these racist schemes.
The Banks. The Military Industrial Complex. The Advertising Industry. These are those who benefit from their schemes.
They gain money; power; bodies for their war machines; slaves for their labor camps and prisons; and an easy to identify focus for the rage and frustration of the rest of society at the generally poor conditions they are forced to endure while waiting to fall off the ever closer edge to poverty and despair.
They turn around and find themselves dangling over the edge; still hoping beyond hope for a chance to fulfill their American dream.
Still believing they too can have the grand prize.
Just keep on slogging away; everything is getting better; after all;…..
we got rid of racism;….. didn’t we?