17 Jun

9 responses to “Boom.

  1. fuzziewuzziebear

    June 17, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    In all honesty, that is Barak Obama’s legacy. Race relations got a whole lot worse and I can’t figure out why.

    • Will S.

      June 17, 2021 at 8:07 pm

      Because he wanted that.

    • Will S.

      June 17, 2021 at 8:07 pm

      He fanned the coals into flames.

      • fuzziewuzziebear

        June 17, 2021 at 8:31 pm

        Wanting it would be crazy. It has been a disaster for black people.

      • Will S.

        June 17, 2021 at 8:35 pm

        But not for him. You know how much money he’s making on the speaking circuit these days, preaching about ‘white supremaciss’ and ‘rayciss’?

  2. Elspeth

    June 17, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Obama was all about tearing the country apart via identity politics, so that they could remake it in their own image.The reactionary sphere has always had something of a racial fetish. But we’ve raised children in a solidly middle class environment from the 90s until today, I know that the decade between the mid 90s and the 2008 presidential election was a high water mark in American race relations.

    It wasn’t perfect. It never can be perfect, but people got along very well if they were of similar socioeconomic status, had similar interests, religious affinity, etc. We lived it, and still are living it for the most part. Ethnic diversity as a source of unrest was mostly a problem of the cities, as striations were mostly becoming a function of class identity as much as, if not more than, ethnicity.

    But it wouldn’t do for people to get along based on affinities of class. They needed to get us focused and bickering on something visceral and unchanging. Economic status is not reliable because it’s too unstable. Even now, people still move up.

    So we get biracial militants like Obama, Colin Kapernick and the likes stoking ethnic hatred for political power points.

    White supremacy could only ever make its reemergence under Obama. It is his legacy.

  3. fuzziewuzziebear

    June 17, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    It’s not just Obama, it’s the whole damn Democratic Party since 1988 promoting identity politics at the expense of the working family. The confrontation between Hillary and the coal truck driver brought it home for me in 2016.


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