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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:21 PM

The Wall is really about assuaging White fears of changing demographics

There's no practical use for it. There's no emergency. If the entire caravan were allowed in, they could be easily absorbed into America without a problem.

There's only reason for the wall is to communicate to White voters that the government will go to great lengths to protect their numerical racial majority status.

But what's truly twisted about all of this is just how this belief in White privilege actually hurts White people as well. They're given this false sense of political, social, and economic security based on their race.

Let's say we build the wall in its entirety. Our healthcare and education system will still suck. Income inequality will only get worse. Climate change will still happen, and on and on. But this fucking wall will make some White people fear superior and protected.

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Ohiogal Jan 11 #3
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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:23 PM

1. Agree totally. A monument to ignorant white wingers' irrational fears and hatred.

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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:24 PM

2. White evangelicals are scared to death

that their sons and daughters will have brown babies.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:40 PM

3. This is why

I believe Dems should not even try to bargain with Donnie for a wall. There's not enough bargaining chips in the world to convince our side that a wall is needed. Donnie's whole argument for the wall is based on a "torrent of lies", according to David Leonhardt's op ed in the New York Times today. It's not even the money -- it's the fact that his "base" is freaking out seeing brown people coming here. Why should we allow it to be built for those reasons? Keep saying no, Nancy! I hope Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity keep making fun of you, Donnie!

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:50 PM

4. Spot on. It's a made up crisis while real problems such as climate change...

income inequality and healthcare are not even on the back burner.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:04 PM

5. I respectfully submit that your subject line is entirely incorrect.

The wall is not about assuaging fears, it is about validating white bigotry by stoking white fears of changing demographics.

I of course do not intend to diminish your arguments against the wall or your observations of the problems it will do either nothing to improve or something to further exacerbate. I just think it's important to recognize that the intent is to inflame hatred. I dislike allowing it to be represented as something quite as benign as assuaging fears of changing demographics. It's much more sinister than that.

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