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Sunday, January 7, 2018

A USEFUL READ

I  do not usually link to Op Ed pieces.  Life is too short.  But this essay today by Leonard Pitts is worth a few minutes of your time.  I confess I had completely overlooked the fact that Mueller's grand jury is in D.C., which is essentially a Black city.  Enjoy.

1 comment:

David said...

Yes, this piece was very much worth reading. His comments about an apocalyptic white panic are very much to the point and remind me of James Baldwin's prescient words in his introduction to the 1984 edition of Notes of a Native Son:

"The only real change vividly discernible in this present, unspeakably dangerous chaos is a panic-stricken apprehension on the part of those who have maligned and subjugated others for so long that the tables have been turned." He goes on to say, "Out of this incredible brutality, we get the myth of the happy darky and Gone with the Wind. And the North Americans appear to believe these legends, which they have created and which absolutely nothing in reality corroborates, until today. And when these legends are attacked, as is happening now--all over the globe which has never been and never will be White--my countrymen become childishly vindictive and unutterably dangerous. The unadmitted icy panic of which I spoke above is created by the terror that the Savage can, now, describe the Civilized: the only way to prevent this is to obliterate humanity."

Our countrymen continue to be "childishly vindictive and unutterably dangerous," and I suspect that Trump's talk of nuclear war is actually thrilling to many in his racist base.