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INSPIRATION: 1.) Why Is Bernie Sanders Against Reparations?
2a.) Sanders defends Trump voters: I don't think they're racists, sexists or homophobes
2b.) Bernie Sanders still says class is more important than race. He is still wrong | Michael Arceneaux
3.) Bernie Sanders addresses campaign sexual harassment allegations threatening to derail 2020 bid
“This is Bernie Sanders. This is someone who believes from the bottom of his heart in equality. He does. I think he’ll be the best president in the history of America on equality,” DeMoro said. “I’m hopefully going to be part of organizing every woman in this country for Bernie in 2020.”
Muhammad Rasheed - Explain, please.
Michael Stevenson - If someone says they like ice cream while kissing proverbial babies you can hardly fault them even if it was an opportunity to say something better, like dark leafy greens and absolutely anything of substance, which would tank their ratings. This is true provided there is other agenda which they can deliver on. I’m sure there is a nuanced case for why some sort of reparations should be a national-political-mainstream-headline-viable subject but my default hypothesis is that it’s not in conjunction with the other
1) Coates seems to make part of a case well. And it was written at a time when “implausibility of Sanders posing as a pragmatist” would stand on its own. To whom are reparations to be sent? Wouldn’t that also involve “class” thinking? I think Sander’s statement in that article stands (with the caveat at we might talk about Rs but ‘we’ the immediate vicinity of the Sanders campaign would not). Without judgment: The cartoon puts words in the Bernie character’s mouth.
2a) That which must be avoided at all costs, calling people people. Should he add a Some I assume are racists? Maybe it’s implicit.
2b) Possibly I’m missing something, or the headline here is the content. The socioeconomics of wealth is a very acute problem. Identity politics was made more acute by Russian interference. I don’t think racism will sustain inefficient oligarchical rule and further climate change so much as class issues, but I don’t like Sander’s one-track mind (or politics) either.
Clinton lost in the general by “teaching to the middle of the class (audience)” all the time too. At some point you have get into the weeds. Constituencies on the left were slightly responsible both times. Yes, I am blaming black victims here. Just expressing surprise at how support fell.
3) Small bean. If it’s reposted all over social media it should have my attention for developments, but we don’t slay campaigns by rumor anymore in this country, at least I hope not. Now again, there’s something tone-deaf about bro deflecting a question about harassment details but this is the headline issue. Details or secondary issues rarely make it to print. A campaign always has to focus on the big picture, and even if that’s not always true anymore in this century, it remains more than ninety percent true.
I don’t feel that Sanders spun race issues off the table. He set them aside. Whether his supporters were suitably excited enough or took them for granted is something for you to judge from full perspective. I wonder what relevant changes there were to the D party platform, for instance, from the Sanders left.
Muhammad Rasheed - Michael wrote: "I’m sure there is a nuanced case for why some sort of reparations should be a national-political-mainstream-headline-viable subject but my default hypothesis is that it’s not in conjunction with the other radical components of Sanders’ message."
Then I shouldn’t vote for him. His “radical” status quo supporting message is for someone else.
Michael wrote: "To whom are reparations to be sent?"
To the Black American ethnic group who has been wrongfully exploited and plundered of wealth from 1619 until the present day.
Michael wrote: "Wouldn’t that also involve 'class' thinking?"
In the United States of America, race and class were deliberately combined in order to form a white racist aristocracy. This is the multi-generational wrong the anti-Black systemic racism lawsuit and Reparatory Justice will address.
Michael wrote: "The cartoon puts words in the Bernie character’s mouth."
The cartoon decodes Sanders' disingenuous political rhetoric. You may provide an alternative interpretation for analysis.
Michael wrote: "That which must be avoided at all costs, calling people people."
I reject this fake rule. Playing deflective semantic games mean nothing to me at all while my people are still under the yoke of anti-Black systemic racism. This is SERIOUS.
Michael wrote: "Identity politics was made more acute by Russian interference."
No, Russian cyber agents took advantage of the identity politics they were already present.
Michael wrote: "I don’t think racism will sustain inefficient oligarchical rule..."
Anti-Black systemic racism is now 500 yrs old, and is stronger NOW than ever. Unlike the past, it now uses a highly-efficient propaganda arm that uses indoctrination to trick the dimmed populace into believing "the devil doesn't exist." The force of this weapon cannot be underestimated, and I frequently clash blades with it even in this Quora Space (case in point).
Michael wrote: "Clinton lost in the general by..."
Stop. Clinton didn't “lose” the 2016 presidential election. It was stolen from her by the G.O.P.’s use of voter suppression tactics.
Michael wrote: "Yes, I am blaming black victims here."
Michael wrote: "I don’t feel that Sanders spun race issues off the table. He set them aside."
You literally admitted he spun race off the table by setting it aside.
Michael wrote: "Whether his supporters were suitably excited enough or took them for granted is..."
His supporters are only excited about his commitment to upholding the "promise to the white working class."
Michael wrote: "I wonder what relevant changes there were to the D party platform, for instance, from the Sanders left."
The ultimate goal of Sanders' and his handlers is to gradually move the country over to full-on far-left extremism.
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