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21. I could do that, but I don't think that DU is ready for it right now...
Mon Aug 10, 2015, 01:07 AM
Aug 2015

Last edited Mon Aug 10, 2015, 04:55 AM - Edit history (5)

Folks have shut down their minds, their compassion over a cause, even if they have to rollover people in order to do that.

I wrote in this group before how DU is completely unable to deal with conversations about race. You know that they can't, as well as every one else in this group. Frankly, as black members, people of color and white members who understand our narrative, I wonder what good I'm doing here.

They've been shutting black voices for quite a while now. No amount explaining to them why their tone-deafness on race matters is problematic, not just for them, but for everyone. No amount of explaining of how systemic and institutional white supremacy works, even in this very forum, will ever get through to them. Their capacity for self-delusion is inexhaustible.

Frankly, the reason that I don't want to repost this is because I really don't have the time to deal with them. My patience is not inexhaustible.

I'm quite sure that some have noticed that I haven't been posting as much as I used to, the reason being that I have no desire to to get into pointless arguments about bullshit during this primary season. I haven't picked a candidate, and at this point, I don't know if I ever will. Around here, the worst reasons to pick candidate are the ones that have been routined offered by their supporters. DU is in full balkanization mode and I'm smart enough to not pick a side. What's not surprising is how easy it is when a place this turns against black people. Which is why I'm glad we have this safe space.

So, I'm always about understanding the truth, that's how I've always been. Here I can tell the truth. Unfortunately, at this time, I doubt whether DU can handle it.

So, I going allow them the comfort of their own delusions, I'm not obligated to remove them from their comfort. If they want to tune out the voices of black people calling out for justice, when there's blood in our streets, and presume that they have the answers when they refuse to even listen to the questions, then it's a matter of time before reality itself makes a correction.

So, I'm going to wait.

The AA member who has tried time and time again BainsBane Aug 2015 #1
Thank you. intheflow Aug 2015 #2
Another white liberal here to correct a misunderstanding. pnwmom Aug 2015 #3
All good points. Thank you. n/t intheflow Aug 2015 #4
Your last point is the one that sticks with me. PeaceNikki Aug 2015 #5
Agreed. intheflow Aug 2015 #11
He had a leader of BLM speak in a official capacity at the event before he was trolled Exultant Democracy Aug 2015 #15
Just a thought; but, maybe ... 1StrongBlackMan Aug 2015 #36
I don't think that this post will get many replies shaayecanaan Aug 2015 #6
Thank you for a thoughtful reply. intheflow Aug 2015 #7
A couple more points shaayecanaan Aug 2015 #16
Correction ... 1StrongBlackMan Aug 2015 #37
Thank you for the correction. intheflow Aug 2015 #38
Okay ... 1StrongBlackMan Aug 2015 #39
Agreed. intheflow Aug 2015 #41
Yes. I agree that the thought was to ... 1StrongBlackMan Aug 2015 #42
Yesterday's disruption of Bernie's rally was borne from the failure of Democrats at Netroots... MrScorpio Aug 2015 #8
Many thanks for this. n/t OneGrassRoot Aug 2015 #9
Thank you so much for this deep and rich response. intheflow Aug 2015 #10
Listen to MrScorpio JustAnotherGen Aug 2015 #18
This should be an OP BainsBane Aug 2015 #12
Excellent post! n/t Spazito Aug 2015 #13
That is great Mr. Scorpio. Starry Messenger Aug 2015 #14
I simply cannot thank you enough for this post. I think many of us have long since stopped trying Number23 Aug 2015 #17
Great post, thank you so much. n/t emulatorloo Aug 2015 #20
Thank you so much for your explanatory post on why #BlackLiveMatter are doing what they're Cha Aug 2015 #25
Excellent reply. giftedgirl77 Aug 2015 #29
MrScorpio! I cannot praise this enough! Struggling to elucidate this, but here it is. Thank you. n/t freshwest Aug 2015 #31
MrScorpio, you should make this an OP n/t irisblue Aug 2015 #19
I could do that, but I don't think that DU is ready for it right now... MrScorpio Aug 2015 #21
"Here I can tell the truth." Which is why this forum has been absolutely BLANKETED with alerts Number23 Aug 2015 #22
You're awesome Scorp. joshcryer Aug 2015 #23
"Their capacity for self-delusion is inexhaustible." Starry Messenger Aug 2015 #24
yeah, I thought it would make a Compelling OP, too.. but, also see why you Cha Aug 2015 #26
This part here is something they should think about: freshwest Aug 2015 #32
Here's a post I ran across on FB from a White Woman.. that attempts to explain Cha Aug 2015 #27
Mahalo to you, Cha. intheflow Aug 2015 #30
What would be the point of going to the GOP? giftedgirl77 Aug 2015 #28
Why should any POC or woman or gay go to the GOP? Half the Democratic Party is composed of such. freshwest Aug 2015 #33
Historically, groups protesting injustice have protested the most unjust against their causes. intheflow Aug 2015 #34
We have no point in trying to talk sense into the GOP, giftedgirl77 Aug 2015 #35
My son's live's are at stake & their college is already paid for so that's a non issue for me. onpatrol98 Aug 2015 #40
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