“Football players against Trump! Extremely rich vs fabulously rich!”
This week’s Link post of LIBBY ANNE was very good, and I especially enjoyed the analysis of Right vs Left election campaigns as experienced by citizens of Georgia’s Sixth District :
“This one home received over 70 different leaflets over the course of a few months, as Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel waged an incredibly expensive advertising war for a seat in the House of Representatives.”
Libby’s Links post is here:
Another linked post which stood out for me was “Do You See Me?” describing the treatment of a rape survivor by The Masters College. Among other things, they tried to force her to apologize to her rapist and to drop the charges with the police. When she refused, she was kicked out and “They are changing my three years of earned college credits from A’s to F’s. I have flunked out of college.”
How is this college still open? Changing grades retroactively is a crime which should be easy to prove and punish, isn’t it? Do they go without governmental funding so Title X doesn’t apply to them? They should be sued into the ground, with or w/o Title X or whatever changes.
The Masters college story happened 11 years ago. I’m surprised at the sudden interest now when, of course, it’s way too late to look for any evidence of what actually happened.
Title X is about safe spaces, triggering, poutiness, and microagressions, not real women-hating.
A few more rich spoiled athletes whelping about racism.
I prefer the protest of Věra Čáslavská at the same olympics
Of course you do. That picture makes people like you so mad.
The two protests were very dissimilar.
One was an angry protest by two guys who were upset that social changes weren’t progressing fast enough and the other was by a woman whose country had been invaded and brutalized by the country whose anthem was playing.
Oh, we know how afraid you are of ‘angry’ black people. I love both protests. Why do I have to choose one or the other?
“..that social changes weren’t progressing fast enough..”
Your disdain for black protests in the US isn’t new.
“Carlos had his tracksuit top unzipped to show solidarity with all blue-collar workers in the US and wore a necklace of beads which he described “were for those individuals that were lynched, or killed and that no-one said a prayer for, that were hung and tarred.”
lol yeah, he should’ve really waited for people like you to come around. I’m glad he didn’t.
What worked in the 1960s doesn’t work any more. Protests are dead as a way of achieving anything at all. It’s a different world. The symbolism and the language of effective protest movements from 60 years ago have been appropriated by the culture of spectacle. It’s all about making money for somebody.
Someday I’ll learn to just not engage with you since you have nothing of particular interest to say.
There is a point when malice ceases to be amusing as someone once said.
“One was an angry protest”
Once again, let us review the words he chooses to describe the protests. All the black guys did was to raise their arms. In silence. That makes them angry (which is a bad thing, I guess). Do you think the woman wasn’t angry at the Soviet anthem being played? That would be the most natural emotion in the world!
But you’re playing the game where angry is subtly conflated with petulant/immature (which is something you’ve always done for protests and groups you don’t like).
Which is why the form of her silent protest is dignified to Cliff, but a similar silent protest by black people is cast off as angry and petulant.
” a similar silent protest by black people is cast off as angry and petulant”
A fist is an inherently angry symbol and their protest had nothing to do with the moment or the olympics or even any particular event in the US. It was out of place and meaningless.
The gymnast’s protest was about two personal indignities she was being subjected to at that very moment.
Rich people have an instinct to do things that benefit them economically. While Trump and these millionaire athletes are putting on this show and distracting everybody’s attention with it, a huge tax cut for them (also known as a new healthcare bill) is being snuck by all of us in Congress.
Of course, I’m not saying there is a conspiracy if any sort. It’s an instinctive thing.
They were not rich.
What a shocker that ol’ Cliff disagrees with the form and motivations behind the protests of Tommie Smith and John Carlos. Oh no!
While Trump and these millionaire athletes are putting on this show and distracting everybody’s attention with it, a huge tax cut for them (also known as a new healthcare bill) is being snuck by all of us in Congress.
Everything is a distraction from everything. The BLM protest is a distraction from Puerto Rico which is a distraction from Russia which is a distraction from climate change which is a distraction from the heat death of the universe which is a distraction from your work.
If you want to contact Congress about any number of a billion things, resistbot.io is a very easy tool to use.
I used resistbot.io to fax my Senators about Graham Cassidy last week. If you are concerned about it, call your governor, because this will wreck state budgets. In my state, this will affect 1/3 of the budget.
These millionaires will get off their knees and go back to their opulent mansions. They are my class enemy, and there is no chance I’ll forget that no matter what antics they pull or how hot it gets.
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