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Wed Nov 7, 2018, 02:53 PM

White Americans need to find some courage.

I'm white. In fact, by heritage I'm what they used to call a WASP: White Anglo-Saxon Protestant.

Right now, I'm looking at my fellow white Americans and I'm seeing a whole bunch of sniveling cowards. Wimps. Scaredy cats who are afraid of "caravans" of desperate poor people who are literally walking through Mexico. Walking! Carrying toddlers! And many of my fellow white Americans find this so terrifying, they fell all over themselves rushing to the polls yesterday to vote for white politicians who promise to meet this existential threat to America with military weapons and razor wire and concentration camps.

I read about one white woman in the upper Midwest (which is a long way from Mexico, I checked) who is so terrified, she's convinced that the "caravan" will take over her lake house. That level of panic over nothing is usually met with polite suggestions that the person get some therapy. Maybe somebody should call social services, request a wellness check. But no! Republican politicians are running on this shit because we have allowed it to become normalized.

I call on my fellow white Americans to speak up. Implore your friends and relatives who are behaving in this foolish manner to get some help.

For heaven's sake, stop rewarding and enabling this behavior. It's destroying our democracy.

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Reply White Americans need to find some courage. (Original post)
yardwork Nov 2018 OP
Corvo Bianco Nov 2018 #1
yardwork Nov 2018 #2
yardwork Nov 2018 #3
Cha Nov 2018 #4
mcar Nov 2018 #5
yardwork Nov 2018 #11
mcar Nov 2018 #12
brer cat Nov 2018 #6
yardwork Nov 2018 #7
brer cat Nov 2018 #8
unitedwethrive Nov 2018 #9
yardwork Nov 2018 #17
treestar Nov 2018 #10
yardwork Nov 2018 #13
Gothmog Nov 2018 #14
Bfd Nov 2018 #15
yardwork Nov 2018 #16

Response to yardwork (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 02:58 PM

1. I told him to get help and he told me to fuck off

I'm over the GOP whities. Their human hardware always shuts down when given a choice to be racist or not.

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Response to Corvo Bianco (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 03:03 PM

2. At least you didn't normalize it.

We have to start speaking up. I'm honestly ashamed to be associated with these people in any way. But since we're lumped in with them on the basis of appearance, cultural background, and familial ties, it's up to us to start telling them that we strongly disagree with their bigoted views, and also we think they're sniveling cowards.

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Response to yardwork (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 04:15 PM

3. Shameless kick. If you disagree, argue with me!

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Response to yardwork (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 04:34 PM

4. Thank You, yardwork!. It's

disgusting and disheartening how so many are brainwashed and suckered into fear by the gaslighting brainwasher in the wh.

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Response to yardwork (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 05:10 PM

5. 51% of white women voted for DeRacist

Shame!

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Response to mcar (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 06:32 PM

11. I read that something like 75% of white women in GA voted for Kemp.

That's very disturbing. These people are freaking scared out of their minds.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 06:32 PM

12. I saw that too

Some women are sexist against our own.

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Response to yardwork (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 05:28 PM

6. The ignorance is appalling.

And so is the selfishness. They are so afraid someone else will get something they don't have. I tell them not to criticize people receiving some assistance...be thankful you don't need it and grateful to live in a country where it is provided to those who do.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 05:31 PM

7. My Trumpster relatives get all kinds of government assistance.

Disability, social services, welfare - you name it, that branch of the family has accessed it. Yet they are the only ones so mean as to want it all for themselves.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 05:45 PM

8. The worst hypocrites.

That is just meanness. smh

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Response to yardwork (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 05:57 PM

9. Is it fear of the other, or a futile fight to regain an America controlled entirely by white people?

From many people I talked to when visiting relatives in Georgia over the summer, they openly speak of missing 'the way it used to be around here'. When pressed, they miss being surrounded by like-minded people who look the same, worship the same, speak the same and therefore pose no threat.

Bottom line is that many in this group are clawing, with all they can, against the diversity that is slowly (WAY too slowing IMO), coming to all parts of the country. I think the more we can talk up the benefits of diversity, the better. The message won't reach everyone, or even many, but every once and a while, someone opens their mind for just long enough to allow new information in.

It is very similar to the slow evolution of the LGBTQ movement. People who were staunchly anti-gay would actually become accepting when they knew someone personally who had come out to them. My own grandparents are a good example.

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Response to unitedwethrive (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 07:20 PM

17. The mythical past they yearn for never existed.

The United States was built on slavery and genocide. Affluent white people benefited from that system. I get that they want it back. Slaves, sharecroppers, child laborers, women working in sweat shops seven days a week - that system is highly lucrative for the few people on top.

The Kochs and their buddies have that kind of wealth and they're investing millions to ensure that they will make billions and even trillions in profits. That's rational if you're a sociopathic billionaire. It's NOT rational if you're everybody else. Somehow the Kochs have convinced a lot of people to support them. It's dumb.

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Response to yardwork (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 05:57 PM

10. Whoah she thinks the caravan is going to stay together

and march from Texas to the upper Midwest? The Orange Lunatic sure has his fellow lunatics in a tizzy.

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Response to treestar (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 06:33 PM

13. Apparently so.

Personally, I would be ashamed to be so gullible. The Republicans are playing these people for fools.

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Response to yardwork (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 06:47 PM

14. K&R

This is the DU member formerly known as Gothmog.

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Response to yardwork (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 07:04 PM

15. K n R & Thanks. Great Post

 

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Response to Bfd (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 07:13 PM

16. Thank you.

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