8.07.2014

Mo Brooks's "War on Whites"

Apparently some Republican congressman by the name of Mo Brooks claimed there was a "war on whites" and that President Obama was trying to divide people on race, gender, and class.

Here's a quote:
"Well, this is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic Party," he said. "And the way in which they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else. It's part of the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008, continued in 2012, where he divides us all on race, on sex, greed, envy, class warfare, all those kinds of things."

Here's Chauncey Devega's take on it:
http://www.chaunceydevega.com/2014/08/republican-mo-brooks-war-on-whites.html#more

So basically, according to white people, the only way to avoid "being divisive" or "waging a war on whites" is to not call white people out on their racist bullshit. Are they delusional or deceptive? They are the ones who indulge in privilege at the expense of our suffering. They are the ones who torture us with racism. They are the ones who brag about their hegemony over us. They are the ones who mock us and laugh at our pain. But god forbid we call them out on any of this, because then that would make us the attackers, the oppressors. Even with all their hegemony, they still have the audacity to cry victim whenever we point out their explicit racism.

I already addressed most of this bullshit in a previous essay titled "The Pretense of Peace" (http://blasiannarrative.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-pretense-of-peace.html). I don't like having to repeat myself.

7 comments:

  1. that irrational fear and inferiority complex they have has a funny way of manifesting itself doesn't it? from suing the President of the United States to manifestos like these, i have to say it's getting pretty interesting. to quote Paul Mooney, "the slaves getting free was never part of the plan". not only did we get free but laws allowing whites to treat blacks worse than second class citizens have been removed and we're not afraid to speak up. they have always been the minority and it scares them. trying to paint open discussions on race, pointing out and calling out racists on their incessant bs as anti-American and anti-government is not going to keep us and other people of color from calling them on their bs, and the more frantic they get, the more fanatical they get is only going to do one thing: reveal to the rest of the world just how crazy and delusional they are.

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  2. It's part of the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008, continued in 2012, where he divides us all on race, on sex, greed, envy, class warfare, all those kinds of things

    *blink* Huh?

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    1. Yea, I can't either.

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    2. " It' the part of the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008, continued in 2012, where divided us all on race, on sex, greed, envy, class warfare, all of those kind of things.

      Really? Geez..I thought that was what the GOP specialize in? Ho Brooks got it all wrong.

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  3. Okay, you know how in American history white folks will call something the "Battle of Such and Such" and Native Americans'll be like, "Hell, naw...it was the Massacre at Blah Blah Blah"? I think we're seeing a similar dynamic here.

    They may see it as the War on Whites, but most POC will see it as the War on White Privilege. These are the same folks who talk a lame game about not seeing race and how we're all Americans, but the moment we actual push for a more fair and equal union, they have a collective nervous breakdown and start stuttering in victimese.

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