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How the fuck should I know? I'm just a lilly-white middle aged fat guy.

I don't know what to make of this whole BLM dustup, and by that I don't mean the BLM organization or the facts that prompted it, but the current brouhaha smells like a political operation.

The Bernie don't like PoC notion started from the right the day he held his announcement rally. It was picked up by some of Hillary's surrogates and echoed by her supporters "not good enough," etc. WARNING: There is a graphic photo of a black man portrayed as a hunting trophy at that link. A despicable (IMHLWO) attempt to subliminally associate Bernie with racism. Now it's morphed into Bernie isn't humble enough whatever the fuck that means.

Mean while, since before the not good enough thing, Bernie has been talking about these issues, but apparently he hasn't been heard. For instance, regarding Fergusson on June 6th:

Even earlier in August of 2014, and since, he has repeatedly pointed out the evils of the prison industrial complex, the effects of militarized police, but all that is discussed is that he only speaks to economic justice like they aren't intertwined. That all seems to have fallen on deaf ears.

And a number of times including today on MTP when Chuckie Toadlicker set a false preamble to his question on social justice.

Yet, after Bernie said explicitly what has been implied and I thought was understood, is being represented as Bernie finally reaches out to the black community. All I can really say about that is go figure, but then again I'm a middle age lilly-white fat guy, so what the fuck do I know about these things, but I am happy that his message about social justice is finally being heard.

From my side of my lilly-white filter, it all sounds rather contrived. Like a couple of BLM activists were egged on and caught up in their passion for their movement? Fuck, I don't know about that but what does it mean if that wasn't the case? I think it could mean that the BLM movement is rejecting the candidate that is best equipped to advance their cause, and that, if true, gives me a sad because he is the best candidate to address what I care about in addition to people being persecuted for breathing while black.

I've probably rambled on long enough to piss off everyone, so have at it. I remain totally confused by all this shit that just doesn't fit together. Like I don't have enough pieces of the puzzle for it to make sense.
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