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« on: November 13, 2016, 10:00:27 PM »

Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha.... Why do you think I am laughing at this article? --Ayinde
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http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/11/people-are-wearing-safety-pins-as-a-show-of-solidarity.html


Dear White People, Your Safety Pins are Embarrassing

By Christopher Keelty
November 13, 2016


Why not just wear a sign that says “My white privilege makes me feel better?

Seriously? This is a thing now? Wear a safety pin to show “you’re an ally?” So immigrants, people of color, LGBTQ people, and others who were targetted and persecuted and (further) marginalized by the Trump Campaign will know they’re “safe” with you?

No. Just no. Please, take it off.

Let me explain something, white people: We just f***ed up. Bad. We elected a racist demagogue who has promised to do serious harm to almost every person who isn’t a straight white male, and whose rhetoric has already stirred up hate crimes nationwide. White people were 70% of the voters in the 2016 election, and we’re the only demographic Trump won. It doesn’t matter why. What matters is there’s a white nationalist moving into the Oval Office, and white people?—?only white people?—?put him there.

Full Article : https://medium.com/@keeltyc/dear-white-people...
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2016, 01:27:46 AM »

Ha ha, ha ha ha! Yes, good one! Those Democrats had me going with their sore-loser, spoilt brat, wah wah wah, temper tantrums which revealed to the world that “democracy” only suits them when things go their way.  And saying that if Hilary had won the Republicans would have done the same, or when Obama won the other side stated that he was not their president, is such a prepubescent, lame, tit-for-tat argument. Is it that they are disgusting so we could be disgusting too (fold arms and pout)?

As horrible as Donald Trump may be, he has the vote of the American people by a system both sides agreed upon (having the popular vote don’t mean ish as presidents are not elected based on who has the most number of individual votes). If the Democrats wanted a Clinton dictatorship, then they could have called for that before the elections. But don’t pretend to endorse what passes for democracy in the US while protesting that your candidate of choice did not win.

People also seem to forget the 2016 election primaries where Clinton and her people made gosh darn sure, through corrupt and UNDEMOCRATIC means, that she was guaranteed to win…no not win…winning implies fairness of process…but clawed her way to “victory”. To be fair, many supporters of Bernie Sanders did protest and many promised not to vote for Hilary (good on you guys and shame, shame on you Bernie Sanders for that about-faced endorsement of Hilary).

Hilary Clinton has a proven TRACK RECORD (as well as Obama’s administration which carried on right where Bush left off) of corruption and genocidal war crimes. Don’t forget for a minute that Obama’s administration had close ties and sought advice from corrupt warmonger Henry Kissinger. Henry Kissinger! Wikileaks has also done well in exposing the astonishing Saudi Arabia/Qatar/Clinton connection which saw these countries donating to Hilary’s and hubby Bill’s “Clinton Foundation” while she was Secretary of State, and the US government continually sells arms to these corrupt states.

More hilarious (I can’t contain my laughter right now) is that the same ISIS that the American government swears that it will dispel is backed and funded by the very same allies of the US that they sell arms to, notably the Saudi Arabian GOVERNMENT. Wow, this is too much right now….ha ha…I can’t….

The 2016 General Elections was entertainment at its finest. The American media, for example, (the RNC-loving FOX News and the like aside) was exposed as being the mouthpiece of the DNC… CNN, NBC, ABC, Huffington Post… even the BBC, The Guardian and Independent among others (British Media) showed clearly that they are not the unbiased, hard-hitting journalistic institutions that one may have expected, but as John Pilger has accurately coined, they are anti-journalists: lazy, dishonest and corrupt; institutions of sold souls, if you will.

The saddest thing about this, apart from the fact that the American public had to choose between a misogynistic, racist, corrupt billionaire ass and a pretend feminist, racist, murdering, corrupt, millionaire ass, was that the average American folk seem oblivious or perhaps didn’t/don’t care that they were/are being fed lies about both candidates…about everything…their entire system is a fraud.

Now to these fake feminists/I’m with you people of colour/wishing for equality LGBTQIA/I stand with you groups: a vote for Hilary would have been a vote for anti-feminism, a vote anti-people of colour, and a lip-service to pro-gender/sex equality. Democrats have co-opted the language of (so-called) progressives to promote the same agendas of the political Right….Iraq or Libya anyone? A vote for a female president at any cost is not the kind of feminism that I would endorse.

While Christopher Keelty is right to disparage the pin-wearing, I-stand-with-you “othered”- folk, he fails to realise that Hilary Clinton, while having the façade of progress, is as bad as Trump, but in another kind of way. While Trump may be less tactful, lacking in suave and “refinement”, Clinton is the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing…therefore, more dangerous. Black people and other people of colour, the LGBTQIA community, and women in general should be as fearful of Clinton (or even more given her track record as Secretary of State) as they are of Trump. But in this age of political correctness; of ‘I am not racist, I have black friends’ diatribe; of ‘I’m a feminist, she’s a female, so I stand with Hilary’ illogic; and not wanting a true overturn of the corrupt American system of government, then why not let the people have their safety pins. They’re obviously clueless (and like some of the anti-Trump demonstrations possibly backed by the evil George Soros). So, I look forward to the unfolding of this American comedy.

Hardy ha ha.
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