We've been reporting on election 2019 this week and I didn't want you to miss out a genuinely historic result which occurred in Kentucky. For the first time in state history, Kentucky elected an African American to the post of attorney general. Daniel Cameron, a former Mitch McConnell aide, became the first African American elected in their own right to actually any statewide office in the Bluegrass State, a state which by the way is overwhelmingly conservative and 87% white.
I'm sure you were well aware of Cameron’s trailblazing election though given the overwhelming celebration of his achievement by civil rights leaders, Democratic politicians, elite media, and all of the folks who typically celebrate such identity-based achievements, right? The white women who were horrified when AOC endorsed white man Bernie Sanders, the pundits who told me you have to be sexist not to support a woman, and those who support Kamala because of her identity as a black woman; they must have been elated by Daniel Cameron’s victory, right? After all, if you can't see it, you can't be it. So, if the thing that matters is identity politics, surely Cameron’s victory would be widely celebrated. Wait...what's that you say? Virtually no Democratic politician said a damn thing? Hmm. Weird.
Perhaps that's because identity politics is a thin gruel to be offered by the Democratic party establishment, corporatists, and media elites in lieu of actually delivering anything of consequence. The lack of even one mention of Daniel Cameron’s election shows you that they are well aware just how shallow it really is.
The truth is so obvious that it's embarrassing to state it. What you do, the policies you advocate for, and the people you help matters. It matters a lot more than having equal diverse representation in the advocacy and implementation of racist, anti-working-class policies. It was Democrats who put in place the racist 100-to-1 crack sentencing disparity. Thanks Joe Biden! Democrats who proudly destroyed welfare as we know it. Democrats who let the banksters off the hook so they could pillage African American and Hispanic communities with their subprime mortgages of mass destruction.
Woke people need to wake up. If the Democratic party wants to win and wants to be about something, then do something for the multi-racial working class instead of just changing the race of the so-called leader that runs palliative care for the working people in the giant hospice that both rural and urban America have become. And by the way, if you don't believe the suffering of the white working class is just as real as that of the black and brown working class because they have "privilege," people who have watched their jobs shipped overseas and their towns flooded with drugs and their young people sent off to die in war all by a bipartisan consensus, then you are just as heartless as those who would put precious immigrant babies in detention centers.This isn't a suffering Olympics where we get to stand in judgment of who is most oppressed. If Democrats want to be the party of working people then they can't pick and choose which people.
The Hypocrisy Of Woke Politics
Sat, 2019-11-09 06:53#1
The Hypocrisy Of Woke Politics