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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Shithole Survey

1 comment:

jimf said...

> Let me be clear. @RealDonaldTrump does not speak for America.

". . .the Valar laid down their Guardianship and called upon the One,
and the world was changed. America was thrown down and swallowed in the Sea,
and Jesusland was removed for ever from the circles of the world. . ."
White Privilege, Laziness, and How Donald Trump is America's "White Trash" President
January 11, 2018

. . .

For many millions of other Americans, the overwhelming majority
of them white and conservative, Obama's presidency represented
a personal insult. The very presence of an intelligent, graceful,
educated and accomplished black man in the White House -- as president,
instead of as a maid, janitor or butler -- rocked them to the
core of their being. If a person inherently connects being a
"real American" with whiteness, then a black president is
unthinkable. Such a reality forces a cognitive dissonance that
cannot be easily reconciled. What was understood to be the
natural order of things for white America was turned upside down. . .

Yep. I remember overhearing a diner conversation a decade ago
shortly after Obama was elected. "President Barack Obama.
**President** BARACK OBAMA. I can't believe I'm saying it.
What kind of name is that for a U.S. president?"