Who Do You Think You Are Fooling Or Even Talking To Like That?
Are they the people you want to serve or are they the people you think should be serving you?
Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is currently trying to retain her seat — democratically this time in the Senate from being taken by Democrat Mike Espy. Sen Hyde-Smith who was appointed to her seat and not elected replaced a retired Thad Cochran, and did not get to the 50% hurdle to win the election against her democrat contender. As of today, based on 98% of precincts officially reporting polling results, Sen Hyde-Smith has only 41.5% of the votes with the former Secretary of Agriculture and challenger Mike Espy less than a 1 percentage point behind her.
Cleary, in a two way race run-off the advantage is on the side of the vanity and insanity of whiteness, which would seemingly go to Sen Hyde-Smith with the remaining votes from Chris McDaniel, a former state senator with ties to the neo Confederate movement sliding over to her, but Mike Espy is seen as still having a fighting chance in this republican stronghold.
I would like to highlight how incredibly important it is for civic participation with our elections and to fully appreciate your right to vote. This right has the consequence of representation, and with that you are holding accountable the person you exalt to public office. So when Lamar White Jr. captured and distributed on twitter the incumbent Senator quipping a remark so insensitive, quite ignorantly, and most pathetically about the adulation and support she was receiving for her campaign it raised more than just eyebrows and ire, it rightfully raised concerns.
The Inside The Vanity and Insanity Of Whiteness Series
That concern came from Congressman Bennie Thompson (D- Miss) who issued a statement about her remarks.
“Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s comments are beyond disrespectful and offensive to the over 30% of African-Americans residing in Mississippi. Mississippi has one of the highest numbers of public lynching, that we know of, than any other state in this country. Its plain and simple . Hyde-Smith should apologize for to all Mississippians, especially African-Americans who have been the recipients of terrorist lynching. Real statesmanship dictates that she does.”
When reporters asked her about her statement as its connotation to the history of lynchings in Mississippi, what Sen Hyde-Smith said in response to the concerns of many in this particular sect of the human population residing in and outside of Mississippi was this, “I put out a statement yesterday, and that’s all I’m gonna say about it.”
The statement she released on Sunday was this…
Actually, what truly is ridiculous is Sen Hyde-Smith’s train of thought, attitude, and behavior surrounding her motivated ignorance. What is unacceptably ridiculous is the seeming demand by her — for us to forgive and make an absurd allowance for her remark in a context that she describes as an exaggerated expression of regard. And as if that “exaggerated expression of regard” could be a positive, who would in fact find the simile of a lynching to be a positively vivid or emphatic description of being invited to speak at an engagement? That would be insanely vain of her whiteness to expect from us.
Front row at a lynching!? I have never heard anyone use that expression before.
Does Sen Hyde-Smith mean like this?
The classic image of the lynch crowd is of a mob of “white trash”, the unrestrained and uneducated dregs of society who knew no better. Incorrect.
As Wells’s research revealed, Hose’s death was actively instigated by many of white society’s most upstanding Christian leaders: the banker who urged his customers to “make an example of Sam”, the manager of one of the largest mills who called for a burning, the governor of Georgia who refused to stop it, the local newspaper that advertised it and egged on its readers.
Fast forward back to today. The governor of Mississippi, Phil Bryant, used a deflective tactic to turn our attention more importantly to claims of Black women involved in “the genocide of 20 million African American children” by legal abortions.
“See, in my heart, I am confused about where the outrage is at about 20 million African-American children that have been aborted,”
So now there is this conspiracy that Black women use abortion as genocide. I should now be wary of the Black women in my family and in my circle of friends about this terrible scourge going on in my very presence. I should now become very wary of the Black women I meet and see everyday upon learning about this conspiracy. According to the Free Press, Gov. Bryant went on to state that…
“According to Wikipedia, had those (black) children not been aborted, the African American population would be 48 percent larger in America. Forty-eight percent larger. We can play with those numbers, and we can look at statistics, but the cold, grim truth is, children are being murdered.”
(At press time, we had not located the Wikipedia page Bryant referred to.)
Am I to believe that the Governor, along with the incumbent Senator, and the conservative right wing of the republican party are concerned about the African population not being 48% larger today had Black women not been aborting their children? You mean that they want us to be more concerned about these Black women rather than the rampant police homicides of Black women and men paid for by the institutions who provide the bullets, the guns, and the Blue Wall of immunity.
The unsolicited subscription to whiteness would like us to really think and believe that African Americans or Blacks are gullible fools. That we are the stupid ones. The president of the United States has intimated as much more than occasionally. In their deluded worldview where it is devoid of reality and fraudulently constructed by false narratives and the sincere fiction of pseudo-profound bullshit, we are supposed to believe that Black women have conspired to commit this racial genocide.
It is hard to keep up with the erroneous redefining of words from this bunch, to the point where the meaning of the word ‘genocide’ has lost its initial meaning with its overuse or misuse and misapplications.
Only the ratio of Black and Hispanic women who are reported to have abortions are higher and there is no debate that this is due majorly to the socioeconomic conditions and plight of their existence. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention last updated in November 2015 provided these stats.
- 58% of all women having abortions are in their 20’s.
- 37% of women having abortions are white, 37% are black, 19% are Hispanic, and 7% other races.
In fact many of them are already mothers and yet the governor has not made this reliably empirical statistic a genocidal concern. This is because it is completely irrational and entirely not applicable. Instead Gov Bryant racialized it in a way that makes Blacks barbarically uncivilized and in need of white patriarchal saving from their own selves. The false narrative of a majority of whites here in the U.S., will have you believe in the obsessions of their stupid findings of inferiority or shortcomings of Black existence and that the benevolence of whiteness and its social dominance orientation has always been the key to our own self-preservation.
These feeble-minded attempts at getting us to go along with the nonsense of this longstanding and ongoing scam, and social construct is tiresome.
Many are wondering how white women in particular can largely, and so willingly go along with some of the inane policies of evil and oppression that disenfranchises them too based on gender which shares certain commonalities with the disenfranchisement of minorities, mainly people of color. The false impression as well as the broad misinterpretations of growing sentiment are really misleading. Vox has reported as much.
There are some indications that white women across the country — especially those with college educations — are beginning to move away from Trump and his party. But 75 percent of white women voters cast their ballots for Republican Brian Kemp in Georgia’s gubernatorial election last week. In Texas, 60 percent of white women voted to reelect Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. And around the country, white women candidates used racist language and ideas in their campaigns, just as men did.
White women are very invested in white supremacy, a stake in the patriarchy, and the whiteness it receives in the form of dividends grants them some power that their gender could not. Like fiat, this investment only has value if enough people believe that it is valuable though.
But calling this out and not acknowledging that this is of no value and constitutes no power of any sort is the most effective kind of devaluation and or rejection, along with your vote — your representation.
A very stupid person tried to instruct me (now picture that🤨) not to use whiteness as a concept of my commentary. That I should refrain from speaking the truth about it because apparently is bothers them. Well, whiteness bothers me, and lots of other people too. Request ignored and denied.
It is not difficult to understand how social, political and institutional power enhances the damaging potential of a stupid person. But one still has to explain and understand what essentially it is that makes a stupid person dangerous to other people — in other words what constitutes the power of stupidity.
Because the stupid person’s actions do not conform to the rules of rationality, it follows that:
a) one is generally caught by surprise by the attack; b) even when one becomes aware of the attack, one cannot organize a rational defense, because the attack itself lacks any rational structure.
The fact that the activity and movements of a stupid creature are absolutely erratic and irrational not only makes defense problematic but it also makes any counter-attack extremely difficult — like trying to shoot at an object which is capable of the most improbable and unimaginable movements. — Carlo Cipolla, The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity