Sunday, July 24, 2016

"People of color" put up a "firewall".

MORE DISCLAIMERSThe Field Negro education series continues.

The following post was written by Denise O. Velez for Daily Kos:

"We, the people of color of these United States of America, are going to be the salvation of this nation. We are the firewall that is standing strong against the travesty that we’ve just seen displayed at the Klanvention convened by Republicans in Cleveland.

Black folks are not buying what Donald Trump and the rest of his raft of Republican racists are selling. Neither are Latinos, Asian-Americans and Native Americans. As the traditional media tries to sell us on a neck-and-neck horse race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump—ignoring the electoral college—and as Trump and other Republicans ramp up the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic volume, there is one thing Democrats need to keep in mind: A big part of our voting base is black and brown, and that base is growing.

The coalition that elected Barack Obama twice isn’t shrinking.
President Obama achieved victory by carrying 93 percent of African American voters, 71 percent of Latino voters, 73 percent of Asian American voters, and only 39 percent of white voters
Republicans know that, which is why they are fighting tooth and nail to initiate more voter suppression across the U.S., and have even incorporated those efforts into their platform.
The Republican Party's platform formally endorses laws requiring voters to show identification when they cast ballots. The new provision inserts the national party into a contentious debate over voter access at a time when several states are tightening identification requirements. The party platform, adopted unanimously by delegates in Cleveland on Monday, goes farther than language that had been included in earlier years. The party "support[s] legislation to require proof of citizenship when registering to vote and secure photo ID when voting," the document reads. Four years ago, the GOP platform "applaud[ed] legislation to require photo identification for voting and to prevent election fraud."
 The stronger language comes ahead of a presidential election in which 12 states -- including critical swing states like Wisconsin, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Virginia -- will enforce voter identification laws for the first time."This is part of a broader move to curtail voting rights, which began after the 2010 election, when state lawmakers nationwide started introducing hundreds of harsh measures making it harder to vote," wrote the Brennan Center for Justice, which opposes many of the new laws.

We need to mount every effort possible to not only fight voter suppression, but to increase our GOTV efforts in black, Latino, Asian, and Native American communities.
The good news is the Clinton campaign “gets it” in regards to expanding efforts with black voters.
NBCBLK has confirmed from a Hillary Clinton aid that Hillary for America is expanding its African-American outreach team for the general election.

The Clinton campaign has hired several staffers in an effort to build an already sizable advantage with African-American voters. During the primaries, African-American voters favored Clinton overwhelmingly and a recent poll in Pennsylvania showed Trump's African American vote support at zero.
We should expect to hear from her campaign about ramped up Latino and Asian outreach very soon. However, we can’t just focus on the critical presidential battle. We have to flip the Senate and make inroads into the House, while also beginning to undo the depredations caused by Republican legislatures across the nation. As we fight the battle for victory in November, our eyes have to be on the ultimate prize of dominating midterms, and building our local and state participation. Ignoring the central importance of people of color as the bulwark against white supremacist/fascist ideology and practice imperils us all, no matter your individual race, ethnicity, or gender.
Bear with me as I digress and rant here.

From my perspective as a black Democratic voter, married to a brown Democratic voter, who has been fighting for our voting rights since being inspired by Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer (among others) in 1964, I’m more than a bit ticked off by all the hand-wringing from the white left about white voters and the fantasy that the loss of “the white vote” is going to doom us. Before white Democrats read this and get upset, let me be clear: If you are white and not buying the racism—right on. If you are white and fighting voter suppression—right on.

Democrats lost “the white vote” decades ago. That doesn’t mean “all whites,” but it sure as hell tells us something about the pervasive impact of racism in American politics. [More]

Thoughts?

52 comments:

Klancy McKlannahan said...

"the Klanvention convened by Republicans in Cleveland."

My God what a hysterical panty buncher you are.

Party of Hate said...

Democrats lost “the white vote” decades ago. That doesn’t mean “all whites,” but it sure as hell tells us something about the pervasive impact of racism in American politics.

Yes, that racism has a black face these days, and the Democrats are the anti-white party.

Good luck with that.

Vote early, vote often said...

"The Republican Party's platform formally endorses laws requiring voters to show identification when they cast ballots."
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Horrors! Asking people to show some proof they are not voting fraudulently is racist! Only white people are smart enough to get ID's!

Donald Motherfucking Trumo said...

"a recent poll in Pennsylvania showed Trump's African American vote support at zero."

I don't believe it. How could any group of people be so mind-numbingly uniform in their political views? Such conformism, if it were true, would prove the plantation-mindset theory of black voters.

But it's not true. Lot's of blacks, especially black men, ae going to wind up voting for Trump. Hillary will still get the black vote, but Trump is going to get over 15%.

Anonymous said...

Wow. After you register to vote your county will mail you your registration ID. You can use that to vote. If you do not have that on you at the time you can use your drivers license or state ID to vote. It's not hard people. You have to register to vote to be eligible to vote. You can also register to vote when getting your drivers license,state ID, or just about any other place where you conduct business with the county or state.

This is racist? Good grief! Feeled, you really do live in an alternate reality.

Anonymous said...

Why don't blacks like to get/show identification?

Anonymous said...

OT: An Innuit Mormon suicide bomber has struck a restaurant in Germany. His description is given as 7'2" tall (before bombing) and 145 pounds (before bombing) with blonde hair and blue eyes. His last words were reported to be "death to soy sausage". German authorities have no clue as to a motive. Though German authorities firmly believe motives are a social construct. Film at eleven.

lilacpr2000 said...

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/24/world/ansbach-germany-blast/index.html?sr=fbcnni072516ansbach-germany-blast0300AMVODtopLink&linkId=26893485

I don't understand this, Germany has accepted so many refugees and it seems they aren't happy there 'cos look!

lilacpr2000 said...

Anonymous said...

OT: An Innuit Mormon suicide bomber has struck a restaurant in Germany. His description is given as 7'2" tall (before bombing) and 145 pounds (before bombing) with blonde hair and blue eyes. His last words were reported to be "death to soy sausage". German authorities have no clue as to a motive. Though German authorities firmly believe motives are a social construct. Film at eleven.

11:09 PM
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soy sausage? I didn't read that, I read they were investigating ALL possible motives including a robbery gone bad, or a jealous lover, OR an intense dislike of soy Apfelstrudel! They say that even though he had a suicide vest strapped on, filled with nails and other projectiles,he may have been a carpenter of some sort and that doesn't by any means allude to terrorism or any such thing!

What is going on in Germany?

Anonymous said...

I'm a 47 year old white guy, registered independent. Donald Trump is a god-damned disgrace and I'm going to do everything I can (volunteering, talking to people, donating $) to make sure he loses. Hillary Clinton is not perfect by any means, but she's like George Washington compared to this POS. One thing the Dems need to stay on top of this shit: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2016/07/vladimir_putin_has_a_plan_for_destroying_the_west_and_it_looks_a_lot_like.html

Fuck you whitey said...

"Hillary Clinton is not perfect by any means, but she's like George Washington compared to this POS."

You are a fucking idiot.

Swiffness said...

Denise Oliver Velez is the queen of Black Kos and a civil rights OG that holds everybody down when the Dkos infighting gets too fierce.

Busy trying to organize all my RSVPs for the convention this week lol. Got a tour of the Wells Fargo friday, ish was cray.

Johann said...

lilacpr2000 said...
"What is going on in Germany?"

Forgiveness and tolerance ends up with the innocent dead in the street.

Anonymous said...

"robbery gone bad"

I always get a kick out of this one. Exactly when does a robbery go good?
Can this line of reasoning be applied to other crimes?

I'm a 47 year old white guy that is laughing my ass off at the 47 year social justice warrior that takes his marching orders from Slate. Someone needs to stay on top of you, it's clear your mom cannot.

La La Land said...

The Chair of the DNC resigns over proof of corruption

Immediately gets a job with Hillary's campaign

Media continues to criticize Trump...

Angela Merkel said...

lilacpr2000 said...
What is going on in Germany?
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You have to weigh the costs of regularly murdered Europeans against the benefit of having millions of hostile squatters.

Anonymous said...

Having Hillary Clinton ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz to join her campaign team is like putting Bill in charge of White House interns.

Livin' in the BRA said...

Whites who vote for white interests: racist, angry.

Blacks who vote for black interests: disciplined, moral.

Limpbaugh said...

I am a white Sanders supporter who will vote for Trump if that's what it takes to stop Clinton. The establishment media doesn't cover her war crimes. She created and built up ISIS. Have you seen any coverage of the Pentagon report that detailed it on TV? She doesn't just have blood on her hands. She is covered in blood. At least Trump is for non intervention. I also disagree with the claim that Clinton is further ahead if the electoral college is considered. Did anybody notice how many southern states that vote Republican she won?

dinthebeast said...

We have to get our shit together by the 2018 midterms, so we can have a majority in the statehouses by 2020 when the census and redistricting goes down again. If we hadn't dropped the ball in 2010, things would have been so much better. Hillary might have to wait until her last two years to get a majority in the house to enact her agenda, but unlike Obama, she won't have any second thoughts about fighting the bastards back in the mean time.

-Doug in Oakland

Puerto Rican food is nasty shit said...

Everybody here just has to hold their nose and vote Hillary this November.

I Hate Spics, Gooks, Kikes, and Faggots said...

I love Debbie Wasserman Schultz! So glad to have her on the team!
#ImWithHer

PilotX said...

Maybe Hillary should have chosen a Latino as her running mate. If there is an increase in Latino voter participation in Texas and an increase in blah participation in Georgia the OP may not sniff the WH for years to come.

PilotX said...

"I don't believe it. How could any group of people be so mind-numbingly uniform in their political views? Such conformism, if it were true, would prove the plantation-mindset theory of black voters."

There is no "plantation mindset", only a recognition of what a inferior candidate Trump is. 100% of Jews would probably have voted against Hitler.

James Bold said...

"We, the people of color of these United States of America, are going to be the salvation of this nation."

Oh my goodness, such a wonderful belly-laugh first thing in the morning!

These "people of color", who have made such horrible botches of their own nations around the world (to the point that some Africans admit colonialism was better for them), are so deluded as to believe they can save ANYTHING?

Black rule in Detroit is both incompetent and corrupt; the schools can neither educate children nor keep principals from stealing from them.  If the USA is ever saved, it will be by "people of color's" permanent departure.


"The coalition that elected Barack Obama twice isn’t shrinking."

LGBT is finally noticing that when Muslims kill them en masse, the Dimocraps go after White men.  Way not to solve the problem.  Trump has already peeled most of them off, the pollsters are just afraid to admit it.  Lots of Latrinos have peeled off the Dim's coalition of the fringes too.  Orlando showed them what Hitlery's future for them looks like, and a lot of them are saying "ay caramba, no!"

"Republicans know that, which is why they are fighting tooth and nail to initiate more voter suppression across the U.S."

This may sound odd to a Dimocrapic operative like yourself, but people whose address of residence is a cemetary plot are not allowed to vote any more.

GREAT comments this morning!

Anonymous said...

"Fire" certainly plays a major role in anything blacks do. Starting with burning down sections of cities when they don't get their way. Walls of Fire coming to a town near you. Embrace the hope and change.

anotherbozo said...

Any political debate with friends should begin with the recollection that Donald Trump was the Truther-in-Chief.

Did he really believe Obama was born in Kenya? Does it matter? Either he was a racist looking to make any trouble he could, or he was an attention-craving demagogue-in-training.

Neither should run for dogcatcher, never mind president.

Anonymous said...

PilotX said...
"There is no "plantation mindset", only a recognition of what a inferior candidate Trump is. 100% of Jews would probably have voted against Hitler."

Trump is to blacks what Hitler was to Jews.

Good one, moron.

Gringo Grande said...

PilotX said...
"Maybe Hillary should have chosen a Latino as her running mate. If there is an increase in Latino voter participation in Texas and an increase in blah participation in Georgia the OP may not sniff the WH for years to come"
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Maybe. But Latinos aren't like blacks; many can think for themselves. Lots of Hispanic Texans identify with their new home, and vote Republican. A lot of them I work with sound just like native Texans. Not everybody falls into racialist mindset you so thoroughly embrace.

Hillary chose Kaine because she is worried about the white vote. She used blacks to beat Bernie for the nomination, and then she dumped them. She knows blacks will vote for her anyway. That's what you get for being easy.

Puerto Rican food is nasty shit said...

The Kaine pick might be boring and uninspiring, but for this election, boring and safe is preferable to whatever Trump would bring.

PilotX said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNdkrtfZP8I

"Any political debate with friends should begin with the recollection that Donald Trump was the Truther-in-Chief."

This is true Anotherbozo but that is a selling point for many Republicans. Take a look at the clip from John Oliver as he shows how fact free the RNC convention was. Especially telling was the interview with Newt Gingrich where he tell us facts don't matter. That was about the 6 minute mark.

PilotX said...

Just wow, actually not surprised. Republican Steve King has a confederate flag on his desk. Seeing that he made some really racist remarks, shocking what party he belongs to, this should surprise anyone. How ANY non-racist can imagine voting for this racist party is beyond me.

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/rep-steve-king-defends-confederate-flag-desk-slavery-just-small-part-civil-war

anotherbozo said...

@PilotX - Our only hope is to reach the Trump supporters who aren't total racists and paranoics. HRC is taking a stab at it in her commercial with children listening to all the Trump campaign garbage. Believe me, there are "low information" (euphemism) voters whose collective memory is about 10 minutes. The press won't help them remember, either.

I also like the Yahoo writer who said listening to Trump's ideas on foreign affairs is like watching a man with a pipe wrench about to fix a computer.

Limpbaugh said...

The Daily Kos is an insane asylum run by the inmates. I was pretty much chased off for saying that I believe Michael Brown hit Darren Wilson and then Wilson executed Brown for it. The knee jerk liberals on the Daily Kos didn't want to hear that. These days a lot of people are liberal or conservative because of which misinformation bubble they choose to lock themselves in. One of the first comments I wrote on the Field Negro website was about the nature of modern day racism. Field complimented it, but it wasn't allowed on the Huffington Post. Neither was I allowed to mention the Sunni Awakening among other topics. Writing about 9/11 got me banned from there. The Huffington Post is owned by AOL. MSNBC is owned by Comcast and they have always been pro war. I consider myself too liberal to believe the "liberal" corporate media.

anotherbozo said...

@Limpbaugh: listen to yourself. Execution is the prerogative of the state (if that), not of a policeman. And I seem to remember Brown was well clear of the car when Wilson passed semtemce. You may have been kicked off Kos for several good reasons.

Pukey Donaldson said...

It doesn't matter what Hillary does between now and November. Blacks will still vote for her.

Anonymous said...

As a white man who has forever lived as a minority among black "communities", I'm not the least bit guilted or fooled by what passes for "political discourse" among blacks. I watch blacks treat each other like shit on a daily basis. In fact, the only times I have everrr seen black people remotely "united", it's within the context of fighting/attacking whitey. Sometimes literally. This is my experience, shared by many/most honest "white folk" who share similar demographics. I mean, every other black adult male I see or interact with is strikingly inarticulate and can't seem to grasp the concept of wearing pants. God help me when I have to conduct business or reach some understanding with such a person. The behavior and lifestyles I witness can basically be summed up in one word : beligerance. (Though to be fair, the majority of these folk seem to wear designer clothes and drive nice late-model vehicles. Is it too "white" of me to find this odd...or insane? Priorities, I guess.)
Anyways, I've never had what one might call an "intellectual" conversation with a black person, regardless of their socioeconomic standing. Just never happens. In fact, it seems the only "intellectualism" that exists among blacks is dependant on how elequently (relative to the average ebonics speaker) a black person can articulate just how evil whitey is. And even that usually amounts to reciting learned talking points.
I know, this all makes me racist. Expecting civil behavior and 1st world privileged individuals to conduct themselves well or assimilate to any reasonable standard of behaviour is racist.
Anyways, one of my section 8 neighbors just pulled up bassing obnoxiously loud in his newer BMW.
What a world. Take care.

-H

I Hate Spics, Gooks, Kikes, and Faggots said...

Get ready for a great DNC! Hillary will bring it, and she will be great!
#ImWithHer

Anonymous said...

Why do blacks think America revolves around them?

Anonymous said...

I am voting for Trump and think he will win. I look forward to the hysterical meltdown the left will have when he does.

dinthebeast said...

http://crooksandliars.com/cltv/2016/07/fareed-zakaria-there-no-american

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

Negros are the scrap of America, their presence in society is not needed or desired. A modern society needs not one sub intelligent negro..go back to africa you bunch of retarded munts.

Yisheng said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Why do blacks think America revolves around them?
>>>>>

'Cause if it wasn't for us, you'd be less the piece of shit you already are.

James Bold said...

"Execution is the prerogative of the state (if that), not of a policeman."

Arrest is a power delegated to policemen by the state, and all the force necessary to effect it.

"And I seem to remember Brown was well clear of the car when Wilson passed semtemce."

Brown at that point had committed multiple felonies, including robbery and assault on an officer.  You think Ofc. Wilson should have just let him go, especially after Brown had tried to grab Ofc. Wilson's gun... and was charging the officer at the moment he was shot down?!  Talk about delusional Black Racial Entitlement!

"You may have been kicked off Kos for several good reasons."

Contradicting The Narrative is destructive to echo chambers.  People might start to believe the evidence instead of what their betters are telling them to believe.

"the only times I have everrr seen black people remotely "united", it's within the context of fighting/attacking whitey."

Exactly.  It's Black tribal war against everyone else, and the entire coonmunity should be punished for it because it acts and thinks as a collective.

"The behavior and lifestyles I witness can basically be summed up in one word : beligerance."

Two L's, no A:  "belligerence".  Comes from the same Latin root as "bellicose".

Anonymous said...

Chick Fila is selling chicken sandwiches at the DNC. How dare they sell their white supremacist, bigoted, racist sandwiches to unknowing leftist.

Those chicken sandwiches have ALL WHITE chicken breast on ALL WHITE bread. The White privilege from these sandwiches wafts through the air. It's outrageous!

Something must be done. As a 47 year old white male registered as an independent I propose burning down Philadelphia. The Democrats need to stay on top of this. Big issue, really BIG!

Anonymous said...

"'Cause if it wasn't for us, you'd be less the piece of shit you already are."

Yisheng needs someone to change her diaper again. She was never house broken so the wardens slap a diaper on her and leave it for a week. Which is way too long. She's so full of shit it should be changed hourly. Alas, that's all her poor family can afford.

PilotX said...

Anotherbozo, the problem is that Trump took many liberal ideas and repackaged them with a splash of nativism and racism. For example, he talks about redoing trade agreements to benefit America. Thom Hartmann has been saying that for years. People who lost jobs want hope and Trump is giving it to them. If the Dems want to win they need to double down on their core principles. It's a bad look when the donald is telling us how bad these trade agreements are while Barack is touting them. Not good. Hillary should listen to donald's populism and one up him. When you're out of work it's only common sense to vote for the guy promising jobs, whether he is telling the truth or not.

Law & Order said...

Hillary is a cunt. No wonder Yisheng supports her.

field negro said...

"'Cause if it wasn't for us, you'd be less the piece of shit you already are."

Well yes, there is that.

PilotX said...

Check this Field.

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2016/07/25/3801116/philadelphia-dnc-homeless/

withoutacountryx@gmail.com said...

Its simply called fear and desperation

Limpbaugh said...

The firewall protects war, wall street control of the government, media misinformation, and greed.