On the surface, last night’s debate was an embarrassment, and for those vested in the white nationalist ideology that permeates America, a deviation from “American” or “presidential” expectation. To students of history, last night illuminated white interiority and illustrated that “president” continues to constitute a derogatory term. This interiority exposed both candidates as anti-black and betrayed both “options” as yielding no positive changes of people of African descent.[…]Six Takeaways From the First “Presidential” Debate — Whispers of a Womanist
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Things are getting worse for those of the majority who now have a president who deviates from the widespread beliefs of white superiority. Beliefs that are not just the crux of white self-esteem but the foundation for the national myth of meritocracy. Things are getting worse for a white world so afraid of being genetically obliterated that they are willing to infringe on a white woman’s right to choose.
For black people, each day presents a new stage for the social reproduction of the anti-intellectualism that brought us here. Things are not getting worse, in fact, with the overt unraveling and inevitable implosion of white supremacy, we, as a collective have a unique chance to reclaim what’s ours.
I did not watch the debate last night. I watched the debate on CNN today and besides inducing yawns, I was THAT unimpressed with what I saw. It just occurred to me that regardless of which candidate ‘wins’ the election and the outcome is extremely doubtful that there will be any ‘winners’ in Amerikkka after the smoke has cleared, if it ever does, American descendants of slavery will be no better or worse than we are now. However, with that having been said, it would appear, despite Trump’s rhetoric to the contrary, in that the economy is improving, the truth is, he is lying, AGAIN. Trump claimed that 10.4 million people are back in the workforce. Well, if that be the case, I would love for him to explain this:
One Day, Thousands of Job Cuts: The Economic Pain Is Deepening
Tens of thousands of job cuts announced by blue-chip companies in a 24-hour period are a warning sign for the world’s recovery and emerge just ahead of two key reports forecast to show limited progress in the U.S. labor market.
In one of the biggest layoff announcements since the pandemic caused widespread economic shutdowns, Walt Disney Co. said late Tuesday that it’s slashing 28,000 workers in its slumping U.S. resort business.
At Disney, the cuts also involve executives and salaried employees, the company said. And so we are not just talking about frontline workers, we are also talking about EXECUTIVES who are usually above job cuts. And who are mostly in EXECUTIVE positions? Whites!
Also, Allstate Corp., the fourth-largest car insurer in the U.S., said it will cut 3,800 jobs, Halliburton Co., the world’s largest fracker, is eliminating an entire layer of management, while Marathon Petroleum Corp., the biggest independent U.S. crude refiner, has embarked on its second round of job cuts that will affect about 2,050 employees, and is targeting salaried positions at plants in Texas, California and Louisiana.
And so while white folks are standing somewhere in California taking pictures of a closed theme park, the situation is beginning to look more bleak for more white folks while their two candidates for the presidency just ‘debated’ and looked like two kids in a sandbox squabbling over who knocked over the sand statue.
The shit is getting serious and and the worst is yet to come if last night’s debate is anything to go by because Donald Trump was as usual loud, obnoxious, blustery, lying, racist and oh, did I say, RACIST??!! But then so is Joe Biden. He just tries to downplay his racism while Trump is proud to display his, isn’t that right ‘proud boys’? Trump even managed to ‘dog whistle’ during the ‘debate’. How so like him.
But if folks think that what has been going down thus far is bad, wait until after the election, things are sure to pick up the pace in going from bad to far, far worse. I can see no light at the end of this ‘election’ tunnel and whites, even you are not going to be able to escape what’s ahead. The writing is on the wall and no amount of ‘proud boys’ groups or Klan kops is going to be able to do a damn thing about what’s going to affect you as well. So, keep your hatred of us coming. Keep your guns handy as you always do and keep your ‘patriotism’ on full display with your Amerikkkan flags flying and still none of that is going to make a bit of difference because your future is more bleak than you can imagine.
“Whites, welcome to hell!”
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I’m county down until after election day because there will be more surprises. California still burning, covid-19 still spreading, flu season is near, and many people are either being evicted from there homes or jobs.
Shanequa, get a load of this!
The pandemic has devastated downtown D.C. Some fear the damage is permanent.
So, essentially, what the article is saying is that GENTRIFIED Washington, DC is now a ghost town and the likelihood of that changing anytime soon is next to nil; not happening. The whites are moaning that they don’t even have to jostle for a space on the sidewalk and there are no honking horns or screams from sprinting commuters trying to flag down the Circulator bus because there is nothing ‘circulating’ in Washington, DC. The hotel, bar and restaurant businesses are dead. And the movie business is looking for a bailout. What the fuck does the movie theater business need with a bailout when no one is about to sit their ass up inside a theater to watch garbage while listening to folks behind them, cough and gag and carry on? They better just shut that shit down and call it quits for good! And ask me if I feel sorry for that shit?!! That would be a resounding, “NO!”
The whites actually thought that they were going to GENTRIFY Washington, DC and then sit back and enjoy what they had wrested from the poor Black residents who used to call Washington, DC, home. The same applies to Minneapolis, MN because the whites GENTRIFIED the hell out of downtown Minneapolis, MN and now that the riots have busted every damn thing up, the whites are moving out of those expensive high rise condo buildings and are moving back to the suburbs where they dragged their pasty asses from. All they do is go back and forth, back and forth whenever the shit hits the fan. But the thing is see, the shit is hitting the fan even in the suburbs because I also read that COVID-19 is wreaking havoc in the suburbs as well.
And just as you stated, California’s about had it, what with wildfire after wildfire after wildfire. There are so many acres burned, they say that the scenes from over there are like something out of a disaster movie. And also I hear tell that the Atlantic is starting to see some more action in the form of storms brewing. HA! I’m SO glad!
You can’t tell whites shit because they truly believed that nothing could come along and mess up their well planned lives what with heading to the gym before work, then to Starbucks for a latte and then to some yuppy lunch spot and then back to a luxury high rise condo where used to be a modest apartment building that Black people lived in. Whites have done so damn much dirt to us and yet, never considered that the shit they did and continue to do would not be visited on their asses? Well, it is and they are getting it in spades and that is not going to change.
The shit is getting SO bad that even TV anchors are heading to jail for bashing folks in the goddamn head with beer bottles, and over politics. Whoever heard of such??!!! A white female news anchor bashed a man in the head in a South Dakota bar and was arrested and the news station she works out of had to report on one of their own getting arrested. Shit is off the chain and so far gone, it don’t even make sense.
And the debate certainly did not make things any better because Slow Joe Biden looked the worse for wear while Trump huffed and puffed and spewed racism left and right while calling Biden out on his racism and all Biden could do was hang his head because there was nothing he could say when Trump brought up Biden’s 1994 crime bill and told Biden that he needs to shut up about racism especially since he called Black people, “Super predators!” While Biden’s head was tucked almost down inside the collar of his shirt, he should have just turned around and exited the stage because he hadn’t a leg to stand on especially when Trump hit Biden with, “and you’ve been a senator for FORTY SEVEN YEARS and I’ve done more in FORTY SEVEN months than you have in ALL of those FORTY SEVEN YEARS!” Once again, I reiterate, Biden should have just picked up his marbles and went home.
It was even worse when Biden brought up the fact that Trump gets to pick another Supreme Court judge. Trump piped up, “You and Obama left 128 judge vacancies for me to fill and now you want to speak up about when is the time to appoint a new Supreme Court judge??!!!!” Trump said that he has been able to appoint over 300 judges, thanks in part to the vacancies that the Obama/Biden Administration left open, not even bothering to fill in EIGHT YEARS!! Trump trounced the hell out of Joe Biden and can’t nobody say different. And one thing about Trump, we ALL know Trump is as racist as summer’s day is long and he don’t mind sharing that fact. Biden, on the other hand, wants people to think that he is somehow less racist than Trump. Yeah, that’ll be the day.
Shanequa, I find this to be all quite amusing because Trump has lifted the lid off the TRUE AND UGLY AMERIKKKA! Thanks to Trump, there is no doubt in ANYONE’S mind, in even the most obscure corner of the globe, that Amerikka is all about some goddamn freedom, justice and humanitarian bullshit when Trump tells everyone otherwise, every goddamn day!! This country reeks with corruption, war crimes, crimes against humanity, slavery, racism, Jim Crow, hate groups and the list of the like is endless, but there is no damn hint of Amerikkkan ‘exceptionalism’ to be found, ANYWHERE! Trump has disabused everyone of the notion of Amerikkkan ‘exceptionalism’, and how!
Thank you for your comment, Shanequa
Keep the cameras rolling. Non whites are about to get comfortable with uncomfortable because it’s getting real.
P.S. Time is flying by much faster we’re in October.
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That’s true, time does seem like it’s moving faster. It’s like I get up and then in the blink of an eye, it’s pitch black and I’m heading to bed. I’m like, “Where did the day go?” There was a time when I remember long summer days and long winter nights and now, everything goes by in a flash. Some shit just ain’t right. What.The.Hell.
And it’s not just non whites that are going to get uncomfortable, whites are going to get real uncomfortable because they are the ones who don’t do ‘uncomfortable’ very well AT.ALL. But the shit is hitting the fan for everyone who is not a fucking billionaire. Even millionaires will be screeching. Just watch for it.