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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 08:43 AM
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Tim Wise: An Open Letter to the White Right, On the Occasion of Your Recent, Successful Temper...
Edited on Fri Nov-05-10 08:45 AM by stlsaxman
http://www.timwise.org/2010/11/an-open-letter-to-the-wh... /

Snippets:

"For all yall rich folks, enjoy that champagne, or whatever fancy ass Scotch you drink. And for yall a bit lower on the economic scale, enjoy your Pabst Blue Ribbon, or whatever shitty ass beer you favor. Whatever the case, and whatever your economic station, know this You need to drink up. And quickly. And heavily. Because your time is limited."

(snip)

"...And they know how to regroup, and plot, and plan, and they are planning even now we are your destruction.

And I do not mean by that your physical destruction. We dont play those games. Were not into the whole Second Amendment remedies, militia, armed resistance bullshit that your side fetishizes, cuz, see, we dont have to be. We dont need guns.

We just have to be patient."

(end snip)

This gave me lots of hope...

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ABOUT TIM WISE: "Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States, and has been called, One of the most brilliant, articulate and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation, by best-selling author and professor Michael Eric Dyson, of Georgetown University. Wise, who was recently named one of 25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World, by Utne Reader, has spoken in 49 states, on over 600 college campuses, and to community groups across the nation. He has also lectured internationally in Canada and Bermuda on issues of comparative racism, race and education, racism and religion, and racism in the labor market.

Wise is the author of five books, including White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son; Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White; Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male; Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama, and his latest, Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity. He has contributed essays to twenty-five books, and is one of several persons featured in White Men Challenging Racism: Thirty-Five Personal Stories, from Duke University Press. He received the 2001 British Diversity Award for best feature essay on race issues, and his writings have appeared in dozens of popular, professional and scholarly journals.
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lightningandsnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 08:53 AM
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1. I love Tim Wise.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 08:56 AM
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2. Excellent. I just sent it to that fucker Larry Kudlow!
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 08:58 AM
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4. we need to send this to everyone we know...
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 09:02 AM
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5. I just sent it to that fucker Chuck Todd too. MSNBC daytime needs to be GONE!

They helped the whole way!
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 09:10 AM
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8. would love to see Keith read this on his show...
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 08:57 AM
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3. get this out to everyone...
this is great!!!
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JustAnotherGen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 09:03 AM
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6. Wow
He nailed it. . . Now can he get that to the younger Democratic Leadership? And I'm not just talking about the President. Every Democratic under the age of 50 - that is elected, an activist, an influencer - needs to read that. Print it out. Put it on the fridge. Memorize it.

Right now I'm hoping that this talk of compromise coming from the White House is just that - 'talk'. I'm crossing my fingers on that.

And I may be alone in this thought - but as the remaining Dems in the House convene next January. . . I want them to sit stony faced and vote "No" on everything - then go looking for money for their 2012 campaign. If the WH is not just talking to talk - then the Dems in the House need to be the silent voice or "No" voice of reason in America.
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 09:06 AM
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7. Great job, as usual
when the teabaggers find their services voted away, or privatized, because they'd rather starve than share, they can blame the face in the mirror.

The repubs are true to their mantra: Government is evil and will not help you--elect us and we'll prove it!
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 09:14 AM
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9. Well, its not the kind of thing any of the targets will read
of course. But I liked it.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 09:45 AM
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10. No, but it's what they're terrified of...
becoming a minority and losing control of the country. More socialism - for people who aren't "them".

Follow the link, it's a good read.
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 11:02 AM
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11. "And unlike, say, the bald eagle or some exotic species of muskrat, you are not worth saving."
:nopity:
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