Sophisticated Ignorance

Sophisticated Ignorance


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Text November 6, 2012 • 146 notes

I Hope Romney Wins.

itsyourhomegirl:

Maybe then it’ll be more obvious that the American system was never meant to benefit people of color and poor folk. Maybe it’ll be more obvious that this system, this government is racist, sexist, classist, ableist, homophobic, and oppressive on purpose. It can’t be fixed, remedied, or reformed because it’s already doing exactly what it’s supposed to do.

Obama has people begging for cookie crumbs, keeping them subdued so they won’t revolt against their precious government that gives them crumbs rather than nothing.

Frankly I think it’s pathetic that people get so enthusiastic about going out to vote, but that same enthusiasm is scarce when it comes to oppressed people taking what they deserve. Why aren’t people enthused about healing their communities and protecting themselves from the police? Obama doesn’t give a shit about the police terror that so many oppressed peoples experience every single day. The police are the primary bureaucrats that uphold this oppressive system.

It’s also disgusting for people to say things like “your ancestors died for your right to vote.” My ancestors ain’t die for me to be begging on my knees instead of taking what’s mine. I’m almost positive my ancestors would rather see me organizing and building my own power with my community than to vote my way out of an oppressed status. Especially because voting my way out of oppression is impossible.

These are only a few reasons why I can’t dick ride Obama, or Romney, or any presidential candidate who’s primary agenda is to uphold the very system that oppresses me. Not to mention the massacre of brown people across the globe in the name of “democracy” and “freedom.”

Perhaps a Romney win will bring us back to reality? Maybe people will be fed up enough to actually mobilize against their oppressor rather than moaning about it?

Either way I’m not about reformist or reactionary politics, I’m about revolution and building up communities.

interesting commentary

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Photoset October 28, 2012 • 140,112 notes

'Romney told The Wall Street Journal that he won’t indulge those who want him to “lie down and let it all out”; he won’t be personalized “like I’m a piece of meat”; he won’t do a version of “This Is Your Life”; and he won’t “take everybody to my childhood home and say, ‘Here’s where I rode my bicycle.’” Even if he wanted to, Mitt couldn’t reveal himself. He has recast his positions so many times, he doesn’t seem to know who he is. He presents himself as a uniter who disdains negative campaigning, and then in the next breath, in his home state of Michigan...he makes a...birther crack about the president—a bat’s squeak calling to the basest emotions—especially bizarre given that his own father was born out of the country, in Mexico, with a questionable right to run for president.'

We are all clear that Romney CANNOT win this election right?  Seriously, it cannot happen…

(Source: thesmithian)

'What he is not responsible for is the continued Republican obstructionism, even in the face of a weakening economy. Last fall, Mr. Obama returned to job creation, with a proposed package that would have created up to 1.9 million jobs, including aid to states to hire teachers and other public employees, investments in infrastructure and tax breaks for new hiring. Republicans in Congress blocked the package and have balked at other plans from the administration ever since. Wed as they are to the notion that the weak economy is their best shot at victory in November, there is virtually no chance for change in the months ahead. And that means more jobs reports like the one for June.'

the more you know *cue peacock* 

(Source: thesmithian)

Quote June 20, 2012 • 5 notes

"Where’s the president’s immigration plan? Where does the president stand on this issue? Instead of campaigning all the time, maybe he ought to come back to Washington and go back to work."

House Speaker Boehner

If the House Speaker wants to know where President Obama’s immigration plan is, he can type “President Obama’s immigration plan” into…Google…and…one of the first results is President Obama’s immigration plan. It’s 29 pages long, written in easy-to-read language, and it’s been online since May 2011…Obama also delivered a detailed speech, outlining his immigration plan, last summer in Texas.

more, here.

(via thesmithian)

Text January 22, 2012 • 15 notes

That’s what Newt Gingrich promises them…

thesmithian:

In order to survive without moderating their policies, they must subscribe to the belief that if only they eliminate every program that helps poor people (including minorities), minorities will suddenly wake from a deep sleep and learn to embrace conservatives through the power of tough love. That’s what Newt Gingrich promises them. He is their answer to Barack Obama, their Savior, their Great Racial Uniter. He speaks not ignorantly, schizophrenically nor in code. He and his base have leaped into this ideological gamble with open eyes, and are attempting to take the rest of the country with them.

more.

(Source: thesmithian)

'So it was that on Tuesday Newt Gingrich gleefully said his description of Mr. Obama as a “food stamp president” at Monday’s Fox News debate had “struck a chord with the American people”; the White House press secretary asserted that it was “crazy” to say so, and then Mr. Gingrich doubled down — releasing an ad with his debate-night assertion that “more people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history.” Mr. Gingrich was clearly making the case that he is the candidate most able to take the fight to Mr. Obama in the fall, but he was also laying bare risks for his party when it comes to invoking arguments perceived to carry racial themes or other value-laden attack lines.'

thesmithian:

and more.

this pisses me the hell off. I just want this covert op racism to stop and someone to say ‘look I don’t want a black man running this country’ so we can all let out a collective sigh of relief b/c it’s bullshit like that that gets under skin.  This is right up there with Reagan and his ‘welfare queen’ title.  Newtie says that more people are on foodstamps now then in history b/c of this president…not because of the policies GDubb signed into place?  No never that.  I ask myself about these politicians: do they really now what it means to live paycheck to paycheck?  Do struggle with bills week to week?  Do have to trim your food budget b/c Comcast won’t accept payment plans?  Mitt placed a 10k bet down at a debate o_O when about 99% of the people in attendance couldn’t honor that bet. No politician is ‘for the people’ I don’t care all much they piss down your back and tell you it’s raining.

(Source: thesmithian)

Photoset January 16, 2012 • 6 notes

sinnamonscouture:

Check Out What Beyoncé, Marc Jacobs, Rachel Roy, DvF & others Designed For Obama

Beyonce and Tina Knowles, $45 Tee

Thakoon, $95 Scarf

Derek Lam, $75 Bag

Rachel Roy, $55 Tee

Proenza Schouler, $45 Tee

Marc Jacobs, $45 Tee

Diane von Furstenburg, $85  Bags

This past week I told you that Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour had commissioned a total of 22 designers to create custom clothing for President Barack Obama’s fundraising efforts well here it is!

Photoset January 14, 2012 • 6 notes

sinnamonscouture:

Check Out What Beyoncé, Marc Jacobs, Rachel Roy, DvF & others Designed For Obama

Beyonce and Tina Knowles, $45 Tee

Thakoon, $95 Scarf

Derek Lam, $75 Bag

Rachel Roy, $55 Tee

Proenza Schouler, $45 Tee

Marc Jacobs, $45 Tee

Diane von Furstenburg, $85  Bags

This past week I told you that Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour had commissioned a total of 22 designers to create custom clothing for President Barack Obama’s fundraising efforts well here it is!

Photoset December 11, 2011 • 453 notes

inmyhead16:

apsies:

President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia pose with children at the “Christmas in Washington” celebration at the National Building Museum on December 11, 2011. (#)

First Family slaying as usual!!

The Obama girls…stunting…just fetch…

Photoset November 15, 2011 • 27 notes

Quote July 11, 2011 • 38 notes

"If Obama the President had had [Barack Obama Sr.] as a father, I think it’s fair to say that he wouldn’t be the President. I think he would have had to wrestle with a neglectful father, an insecure person and someone who probably would have prevented him from following the path he close. In Dreams from My Father, you feel Obama Jr. struggling with [questions like] ‘Who am I? What kind of a man am I? What will I be?’ The person he comes out as is clearly very determined and rooted and responsible person — everything that Obama Sr. was not."

On today’s Fresh Air, biographer Sally Jacobs explores the reckless and troubled life of Barack Obama Sr.  (via nprfreshair)

(via nprfreshair)

Quote April 28, 2011 • 1,898 notes

"Yes! Release his Occidental (College) records! Release his high school records! Why won’t Barack Obama release his elementary school report cards? We need to know if he played well with others! Did he bring gum to class? And if so, did he bring enough for everyone? I certainly hope not — because that would be socialism!"

STEPHEN COLBERT, on Donald Trump’s call for President Obama to “release his Occidental records,” on The Colbert Report (via sellega)

(Source: inothernews, via notesonascandal)




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