November 02, 2010

2010 election doesn't matter

An Open Letter to the White Right, On the Occasion of Your Recent, Successful Temper Tantrum[I]n the pantheon of American history, old white people have 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, so screw you then.

Because you’re a dying breed.

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 bullshit 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 of miscreants who saved 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.

So frankly, to hell with you and all who revere you.

By then, half the country will be black or brown. And there is nothing you can do about it.
Plus my snarky comments during and after the election:Judging by the election results, the rally to restore sanity didn't work. :-(

At least Christine O'Donnell is gone. Bye-bye, nutcase!

I'm not too worried by the election. Once the recession ends and the Tea Party of No proves it has nothing, the voters will toss it out.

Election summary:  Fear restored. Sanity nowhere in sight.

I guess Obama should've let General Motors go bankrupt. Millions of people unemployed: That would've proved he was serious about fixing the economy. Yeah, right!

The Grand Old Party of No plans massive new giveaways to wealthy taxpayers and corporations. Call it teabagonomics.

"First they Trickle down on ya, then they Tea-bag ya. It's like some sick, raunchy Republiporn nightmare!" --Rob Fife

Teabagonomics:  "Let's give the country back to the people who created this mess. Maybe they'll do the opposite of what they did last time."

A news program just reported on moms turning to prostitution because of the economy. That's the power of free markets for you.

See, we don't need any of that welfare spending. Anyone who really wants to work can find a job!
Comment:  Fortunately, as the headline says, this election doesn't matter in the long run. America's changing demographics will transform our white-ruled country into a multicultural one. The only question is how long it'll take. I'm guessing 20-30 years.

All the trendlines are pointing in the right direction. Youngsters who can't imagine how racist and sexist the country was will never return to their forefathers' ways. So we'll never go back to slavery or Jim Crow laws. We'll never reinstate discrimination against Catholics or Jews. Once we establish them, we'll never eliminate gay rights to serve in the military or marry.

For more on the subject, see:

Tea Party Guide to American History
Gray vs. brown Americans
What "I want my country back" means
Culture war over who's an American
Why we believe in Columbus


dmarks said...

The temper tantrum is found in Wise's post, not in the informed decsions of voters. I think he was feeling kind of hot-headed when he wrote it, and didn't think much about what he said.

"I guess Obama should've let General Motors go bankrupt. Millions of people unemployed"

Actually, bankruptcy status would have enabled GM to better deal with creditors and given it room to breathe. It does not mean the destruction of GM. And to Wise, numbers are things to pull out of thin air and pile zeroes on without thought: GM's total employees are about 200,000. That's about 100,000 in North America. Yeah right, millions. Facts don't matter when the spittle is flying.

Rob said...

Some e-mail responses to Wise's column:

Thanks for posting the article. I have been near tears for hours after the closing of the polls. Wondering how so many people could be so blind to what is happening in this country, not a democracy but a true plutocracy. The money spent on elections was unbelievable--so much good could have been done with the billions wasted on sound bites and yellow journalism. One new elected official who wants to repeal health care reform actually said that health care was a privilege not a right. The article gives me hope that perhaps one day my children and grandchildren will see a more just nation.


Damn, that is some scary shit, a real eye opener. The more I read the more I liked what what I read.


Rob said...

As for General Motors:

Saving the American auto industry, which has been a huge drag on Obama’s political capital, is a monumental achievement that few appreciate, unless you live in Michigan. After getting their taxpayer lifeline from Obama, both General Motors and Chrysler are now making money by making cars. New plants are even scheduled to open. More than 1 million jobs would have disappeared had the domestic auto sector been liquidated.

“An apology is due Barack Obama,” wrote The Economist, which had opposed the $86 billion auto bailout. As for Government Motors: after emerging from bankruptcy, it will go public with a new stock offering in just a few weeks, and the United States government, with its 60 percent share of common stock, stands to make a profit. Yes, an industry was saved, and the government will probably make money on the deal—one of Obama’s signature economic successes.

Rob said...

In other words, the ripple effect of a bankrupt General Motors would've decimated thousands of companies that support GM. I don't know if the number unemployed literally would've been in the millions, but it would've been high.

I Googled "let GM fail," which seems to be a popular search term. In the first five hits, not a single person even mentioned unemployed GM workers. Obviously, no one discussed how many people would join the jobless ranks and put a strain on government services.

In short, conservatives are cowards in this matter just like every other. Find me one pundit who estimated how many workers would lose their jobs and said he was okay with that. One pundit who isn't a raving hypocrite for bashing Obama's job-saving initiatives.

If you can't do that, you lose the debate. Good luck with your'll need it.

dmarks said...

Bankruptcy is not synonymous with failure. As I mentioned, it gives oompanies a chance to reorganize and deal with conditions that made it go bankrupt in the first place. With bailouts and corporate welfare, things stay the same.... GM ends up propped up, on the verge of another crisis again.

:In short, conservatives are cowards in this matter just like every other.:

Isn't it odd to you that liberals tend to be in favor of the biggest instances of corporate welfare in history, and most of the opposition seems to be from conservatives? Another great example of this was the staggering handout to Wall Street (which included taxpayer funding for top yearly salaries in excess of 40 million per person... all paid to reward execs who ran the financial firms and banks into the ground). Most Republicans in the House opposed this, along with a few Democrats (oddly enough, more on the hard left).

Anyway, welcome to the new America, where too few bat an eye at corporate welfare anymore. And where conservatives are called "cowards" for opposing handouts to big business.

"Find me one pundit who estimated how many workers would lose their jobs and said he was okay with that."

I would have thought it would have been a pro-business pundit's bonanza for it to be accepted practice: the idea that government must give big corporations money or else there won't be jobs. But now it is a mainstream liberal tenet. And what goes along with it is the idea that business don't have to try much anymore: they can be sloppy and run carelessly, because if big business gets in trouble, there'll be more Obamabucks.

As for Michigan, our last governor (in her last days now) was rather hostile to the auto industry (and manufacturing in general), driving it out of the state in the hopes of replacing it with the film industry. I heard just a couple of weeks ago of another factory closing in Michigan and moving to North Carolina. She actually actively fought it when Toyota thought of coming to the state to build new plants. Changes in policy by the new governor might possibly do more than anything to make GM viable in a real sense: not needing bailouts.

Anonymous said...

Looks like poor mad Tim Wise's mask has slipped.

He's anti-White and is pro White Genocide.