Today I watched @Amy_Siskind imply that a black woman, @AngryBlackLady, was a tool of the Russians for calling out her past support of Sarah Palin & trashing BLM - while countless white women who see themselves as leaders of "the resistance" rallied to Siskin's defense.
If you think there's not a direct connection from "progressives" like Siskind publicly trashing BLM & the ease with which Trump has been able to criminalize black activists & publicly insult black leaders & politicians, you are wrong.
& if you think that instead of showing accountability for your past actions that helped necessitate the need for this "resistance" in the first place, you can demonize black women (who are far more impacted by this evil admin than you) who rightfully question your past -
Sick of this shit from everyone. I loved and respected Obama. I wasn’t always happy about some of the decisions he made. I’d like to be able to say that without any consideration of my race. Or his. All these sweeping condemnations need to stop. Both of you. All of us. Christ.
wow. The doubling down of white women either defending Amy or attempting to silence black women is all kinds of wrong. Especially since they seem to engage w/out giving thoughtful consideration to the very real and meaningful conversation taking place. Like it’s an inconvenience.
Nothing in this thread implies that the problem is whether someone changed, or whether the work being done now is good.
The problem is changing and then pretending the past never was.
Just say “Yes, I said that stuff but I don’t think that way anymore & lets talk about it.”
I think that’s a fair point. Yes, the work she’s doing now is good. The people she’s calling out (current situation aside) have deserved to be called out. Her political analysis these 2 yrs has been valid.
But she’s not owning her past and that’s the only way to prove change.
It must be nice. I know I’m more privileged than many, but like... This is a battle of life or death for a lot of people. I can’t lose my insurance. I can’t make it financially through another recession. I wish I had such an abundance that this could be a fun hobby.
I get sick to my stomach when people praise the 4 o'clock hour on MSNBC. They are the ones that brought us Palin and mainstreamed the tea party to America. Literally. Seeing people in the resistance cheer them & Painter. I get they are Never Trumpesr but they aren't on our side.
Schmidt picked Palin, vetted her, sold her to McCain. Wallace tried to train her. They brought her and kept her until the point of no return and McCain couldn't replace her. They are GOP through and through and will be after Trump. They also kept silent through the election.
Can you all NOT turn on each other like rabid wolves when the midterms are within spitting distance? Hold each other to account when the GOP doesn’t have a majority. I’m fairly certain Donald is working on an order allowing his sons to strangle every endangered animal in the U.S.
It's disappointing as hell. The Ivanka rapes jokes (bc highly credible parental sex abuse is hilarious if she's unlikable), the refusal to get to the root of issues, the instant "not all wp!" when a black person speaks.
I thought trumpers would be the worst people here.
I've said for a while now, it's much harder to tackle the internalized racism/white supremacy in Democrats because they think they're doing everything right and are so offended by being called out for fucking up.
I do my best to politely call it out IRL bc once you start seeing the system, you can't not. I get smacked down by my liberal family members every time.
and now I sound like one of those Matrix theorists. I'm really not!