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Wed Dec 20, 2017, 10:06 PM

Vox - Cornel Wests attacks on Ta-Nehisi Coates, explained - Cornel West attacking Dems Again

If you guessed that Cornel West filled in his standard ad libs more leftist than thou essay by professing that he loved, "Brother or Sister So-and-so," then proceeding to use the word "neo-liberal" in every sentence and "racist" and "globalist" in every other sentence, then you guessed right.

Yes, the so-called leftist is once again attacking members of the left while giving the right a free pass. Indeed, his anti-globalist rhetoric would not sound out of place in a Donald Trump speech. It is all the nativism with the white supremacy replaced by black nationalism. Yet, Bernie Sanders chose to put Cornel West on the DNC platform committee, which West then dumped on by endorsing Jill Stein.

Sadly, Cornel West is just an opportunist who cannot resist the attention he gets when attacks members of the left from the left. So, expect him to be featured widely in the upcoming 2018 election cycle. It should be a clue that you are on the wrong side of the argument when Richard Spencer is on your side.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/19/arts/ta-nehisi-coates-deletes-twitter-account-cornel-west.html?_r=0

https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/12/20/16795746/ta-nehisi-coates-cornel-west-twitter

ut West’s criticisms resurfaced in the past month when he brought up Coates in an interview with the New York Times Magazine. In discussing the “black elite leadership” that has tried to fit into “a neoliberal world,” West cited “[d]ear brother Ta-Nehisi Coates” as an example. Commenting on Coates’s book, We Were Eight Years in Power, West remarked, “Who’s the ‘we’? When’s the last time he’s been through the ghetto, in the hoods, to the schools and indecent housing and mass unemployment? We were in power for eight years? My God. Maybe he and some of his friends might have been in power, but not poor working people.”

West further elaborated on this point in his op-ed in the Guardian on Sunday, arguing that Coates’s analysis of white supremacy neglects some of its worst crimes.

“He represents the neoliberal wing that sounds militant about white supremacy but renders black fightback invisible,” West wrote. “This wing reaps the benefits of the neoliberal establishment that rewards silences on issues such as Wall Street greed or Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands and people.”

He added, “The disagreement between Coates and me is clear: any analysis or vision of our world that omits the centrality of Wall Street power, US military policies, and the complex dynamics of class, gender, and sexuality in black America is too narrow and dangerously misleading. So it is with Ta-Nehisi Coates’ worldview.”

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Reply Vox - Cornel Wests attacks on Ta-Nehisi Coates, explained - Cornel West attacking Dems Again (Original post)
TomCADem Dec 2017 OP
SHRED Dec 2017 #1
TreasonousBastard Dec 2017 #2
kwassa Dec 2017 #8
oasis Dec 2017 #3
TomCADem Dec 2017 #4
oasis Dec 2017 #5
comradebillyboy Dec 2017 #6
Gothmog Dec 2017 #7

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 10:11 PM

1. Greenwald, Stein, West...

 

...and the beat goes on.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 10:26 PM

2. Ya know, I'm sure I'm not alone in knowing a fairly large number of accomplished Black...

men and women who are educated and successful in spite of the crap they went though. More and more they are showing up in group discussions and other positions of influence.

So, howcum we get swindlers and clowns like Reverend Al and Cornell West still speaking for the "community"?

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 21, 2017, 02:02 PM

8. They don't speak for the community.

There is no single recognized leader of the black community, and there really never has been.

I actually give Sharpton much more credibility than West.

Cornell West and Tavis Smiley didn't take well to be eclipsed by Obama's presidency. West is particularly petty and jealous. Both lost major credibility when they did attack Obama, as they both saw themselves as spokespersons. Nobody elected them to that post, however. They were self-appointed, and now few pay West any attention. Tavis is in his own world of problems with the sexual harassment allegations against him.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 11:01 PM

3. It was the Corny West, Jill Stein and Sarandon types who helped

grease the skids for Trump's entry into the White House.

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Response to oasis (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 21, 2017, 12:46 AM

4. Russia, Mainstream and Rightwing Media Reward These Types...

...the easiest way to get media coverage for someone who is "progressive" is attack members of the left from the left. Look at former MSNBC host Ed Schultz. He now has a sweet paying gig on Russia Today.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 21, 2017, 12:50 AM

5. Ed Schultz turned out to be more slimey than ever. Not his 1st flip. nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 21, 2017, 01:37 AM

6. Much like Obama and both Hillary and Bill Clinton

I am a free trading globalist moderate. Can I still be a Democrat?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 21, 2017, 01:46 PM

7. Prof. West is not credible

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