Saturday, January 7, 2012

Racism Is the New Blah

It's not just the silly season, it's the silly damned year, because it's an election year. I've said it once, and I'll say it again: all it took was the election of the first African American President to bring all the cockroaches of racism barrelling from the woodwork.

Lord, Lord ... I've never seen so many cockroaches!

And they're pesky, little varmints. Just when you think you've seen the last of them, a whole new passel arrive on the scene.

Now that the primary season is underway, it seems as though many of the GOP contenders are trying to outdo one another in race-baiting - some intentionally, others stupidly unintentional.

Charles Blow, in today's New York Times, deals with the problem the GOP has regarding race and hones in on three Presidential hopefuls, who either have inadvertantly revealed their race issues (Rick Santorum), cynically race-bait (Newt Gingrich) or are simply racists, full stop (Ron Paul).

It's quite a different thing when you encounter racism and white privilege on the Left, but then, that's been making itself obvious for the past three years.

Joan Walsh, bottle of Sangiovese in hand, ventured onto someone else's timeline on Twitter Friday evening in order to lend wisdom and guidance. Unfortunately, Twitter and wine don't mix. Joan got handed a heavy dose of white privilege, but failed to see her own problem. That's OK, Joan. Lots of other people see it for you. The only problem is, you have a public platform. We plebs don't. Read on:-

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