Political Payback, Thy Name Is TEMPORARY


The Brown Man is back in full effect, because it looks like the O Man needs some help these days.

I guess I need to get back on my job of aggravating Tea Baggers, ridiculing Sarah Palin, and digging up the kind of facts that your mainstream media loves to ignore in order to feed the flames of the latest drama.

I know, I know, I have been slacking lately, mostly posting links to my blog at Big Think and announcements for my radio appearances, but the Brown Man has been trying to make sure that he doesn’t add another name to the list of the millions of unemployed in America right now.

But the only reason this blog exists is because Barack Obama ran for president. And since it looks like the brother needs some help right along in here, until he gets his mojo back, I will be beating down ignorance and political trickery by his enemies as often as I can.

Because they are all hell bent on beating down your president.

There are only two kinds of people who read this blog regularly – people like me who wholeheartedly support President Obama, even when he makes mistakes, and people who hate Barack Obama's guts so much they would love nothing better than to see this Negro president reduced to shining their damn shoes.

Since I haven’t gotten back to ranting like I used to yet, I’ll let Tim Wise, the white anti-racism activist, speak for me today on what I take away from the mid-term elections, and all the hate,. lies and ignorance surrounding the Teapublicans efforts to remain relevant in a quickly changing world. A few excerpts below are from his exceptionally good tirade:

I know, you think you’ve taken “your country back” with this election — and of course you have always thought it was yours for the taking, cuz that’s what we white folks are bred to believe, that it’s ours, and how dare anyone else say otherwise — but you are wrong.

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There were those who wanted to take us back to a time when blacks “had no rights that the white man was bound to respect,” – this being the official opinion of the Supreme Court before those awful days of judicial activism, now decried by the likes of you – and when people of color could legally be kept from voting solely because of race, or holding certain jobs, or living in certain neighborhoods, or run out of other towns altogether when the sun would go down, or be strung up from trees.

But they lost.

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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 whose white contingent was top-heavy with ethical miscreants who helped save 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.

It’s OK. Because in about forty years, half the country will be black or brown. And there is nothing you can do about it.

Nothing, Senõr Tancredo.

Nothing, Senõra Angle, or Senõra Brewer, or Senõr Beck.

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You thought you had secured your position permanently after the overthrow of reconstruction in the wake of the civil war, after the elimination of the New Deal, after the Reagan revolution, after the Republican electoral victory of 1994. And yet, those you thought you had cowed and defeated are still here.

Because those who have lived on the margins, who have been abused, maligned, targeted by austerity measures and budget cuts, subjected to racism, classism, sexism, straight supremacy and every other form of oppression always know more about their abusers than the abusers know about their victims.

They have to study you, to pay careful attention, to adjust their body armor accordingly, and to memorize your sleep patterns.

You, on the other hand, need know nothing whatsoever about them. And this, will surely prove politically fatal to you in the end. For it means you will not know their resolve. Will not fear it, as you should.

Tim Wise  "An Open Lettter To The White Right"

So get ready, my friends, for tonight, we ride!!


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