Saturday, February 13, 2016


Charles M. Blow made an erudite observation in the New York Times on Feb 11th:

"If only black people knew more, understood better, where the candidates stood — now and over their lifetimes — they would make a better choice, the right choice. The level of condescension in these comments is staggering."

Welcome to the world, dear White Reader.

Charles Blow is describing something that's true on a far broader scale than he limits himself to in this editorial. This level of condescension is aimed not just at Blacks who choose one Democratic candidate over another, but at those that choose ANY candidate but the "right" one... as if Black people have to think and vote alike or lose their Blackness.

Good thing they have a "white knight" like you to tell them which candidate is the one they should be voting for, huh? And which party, too. And when to be offended.

In reality, people -- all people -- have all kinds of opinions and vote all kinds of ways and it's far too easy to fall into a mentality that assumes they should "all look alike to you". And what's worse, that they should all look like your expectations of them.

You want people to be free?  Really free?

Then stop trying to chain them to your expectations.

Personally, I'd pay serious attention to any candidate who stops talking about "white voters" and "black voters" and instead looks for voters who freely share their clearly declaimed ideology and values. Because that's the candidate who's paying serious attention to what really matters.

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