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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.