Democrats can’t have both
Brooke Butler
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You have a lot of nerve.

The first thing that I have to point out is that you used, of all people, Bernie Sanders to quote.

You have a lot of nerve.

While I refuse to outline how Bernie has devoted his entire life both politically and socially to the advancement of blacks in our society, I also refuse to discuss the fact that your race largely turned your back on him. I can’t help but feel that you had the chance of a lifetime to support a candidate that would bring blacks and whites together and you chose to go for someone because she keeps peppers in her purse. Newsflash — that was a stunt that turned out to be highly effective.

You have a lot of nerve.

I don’t even want to discuss just how hollow your words sound when you consider the percentage of potential black voters that turned out to vote. How do you think you can even comment on anything regarding this election when the Blacks in America did not participate? If you can’t participate, you have a lot of nerve bitching about it.

You have a lot of nerve

I am not sure to whom you are referring when you claim that the Democratic Party doesn’t have a ‘class problem’ it has a ‘race problem’, but regardless, both of those problems are minor in comparison to the fact that Democratic party has a problem being ruthless. If you want to claim that the Democratic party has a race problem, I would like to point out how few members of the black race voted — this is a problem, I agree.

You have a lot of nerve

I want you to imagine what would happen if I had used the reference you so gingerly toss about: “call a spade a spade”. Being a white male in America, I am held hostage by the fear that I am going to be considered racist for even using a reference to “spade” in anything that I write. And yet you claim that because I am afraid to call this out, I am centering my position on white feelings? The prioritization of comfortable language for our black citizens takes priority over our candor and you can twist it however you want. Wow. that’s nerve.

You have a lot of nerve…

that you actually want to claim that this is a race thing and that the largest majority of the population is wrong for being concerned about largest portion of the population. This is a math thing, not a race thing. If you have to choose whether you are going to support 13% of the population or 70% of the population, it doesn’t take a racist to make that decision. And it’s not about white supremacy, though you would certainly like it to be. It’s about common fucking sense.

You have a lot of nerve…

to simultaneously claim that we have been unable to hear the truth about ourselves and that we have never had to, while also claiming that we are going to suffer for this now. I contend that A) if we were actually interested in white supremacy, we would really give a fuck about what you think is the truth about us, and B) if the truth about us was in any way like what you claim, we wouldn’t be suffering, would we? In fact, you take for granted that “we” means that you already see Blacks and liberal Whites in the same boat. Because presumably, the vast majority of suburban middle-class whites are not going to suffer at all. And if you think that we have never had to listen to what some fraction of 13% of the US Population thinks about whites, give me a break. The truth is that the very same small fraction of our population causes more harm to the US than it does good. And that’s a spade we should talk about before you consider who is lying here.

And before I even continue to unpack the rest of your ridiculous, false, and contrary statements about how Democrats have to choose between white supremacy and bowing down to the violent demands of a small fraction of our constituency, let me just say that honey, you got nerve. If you had said this just 100 years ago, you would have run the risk of swinging from a tree and you owe this liberty to the Democratic party that you are so quick to judge.

If you prefer to bitch about it and refuse to participate in elections that could change your future, that’s your prerogative, but it sounds pretty hollow to me.

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