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Docile now? I think not. The adage, 'Still waters run deep,' isn't the half of it:

Must I at length the Sword of Justice draw?
Oh curst Effects of necessary Law!
How ill my Fear they by my Mercy scan,
Beware the Fury of a Patient Man.


~ John Dryden

Mulatto to me is an old slave owner term. This thread is making me ill. On that note...



He's clearly a Democratic Party plant designed to help us win! Go, Donald McDuck, go!



Online trolling and real life trolling below:



Know it makes you wreary. I can walk away from real life trolls. But you can't. Sorry, bravenak.


No, I doubt it. She had faith. I wish I'd had a chance to know her. She's good people.



Just the title of the article is obvious to me. Sometimes I get frustrated and say:

What? We gotta re-invent the wheel?

Anyone thinks you're being an asshole on anything can just take a dose of this:



And join the rest of the howlers on Ignore.



Unbridled capitalism” has become a “subtle dictatorship,”

This Pope and I are on the same wavelength on this. It's why I can't stand Libertarians.

The only liberty and freedom they are working on is for the rich and powerful, with the rest of being held in servitutde to market forces are rigged.

There is no such thing as a free market except in the public mind. In each nation, the starved government or the powerful determine what the market will be like. The fabled input of consumer choice to affect the market or social power has failed over and over.

People don't want to beg and be screwed over for the essentials of life while they can clearly see the wasteful way of the rich and powerful are busy destroyting the planet and the living on it. And having a great time.

They have NO real in decision making.Things that keep them sick, poor, anxious and worse.

Speaking of... This always makes me relax...



LOL! These were good, too, I thought:

Kinda felt bad for him here:

Us white students all talked informally—in dorms, hallways, conference rooms. Trying to figure out how to feel.

But he was getting a clue here:

There are so many people on the US left who still act like race and gender are secondary to class. And those people keep getting pissier.

Yes, that one is really old!

If your plan for building a left victory in the US isn't grounded in the fight against race and gender oppression you're an idiot. Period.


That's gonna leave a mark!

Wonder when the light's gonna come on for some of the folks...



Meanwhile, they can talk to the hand, as we used to say.

Shout Out to the African American Group: Vindicated!

This is from a student who was there during and after the aftermath of the NRN and BLM collision. It is for members of the AA group who have worked so hard to inform DUers. This thread is not about a candidate. Please respect the group here.

Angus Johnston ‏@studentactivism 21h21 hours ago 


I couldn't imagine—literally couldn't imagine—the humiliation that'd go with acting like we were on the same team and being proven wrong.


Angus Johnston ‏@studentactivism 21h21 hours ago 


Earlier I described #NN15 as a "white space," and someone challenged me. But majority-white spaces generally operate as white spaces.


Angus Johnston ‏@studentactivism 21h21 hours ago 



What those POC were saying, 26 years ago, in walking out, was that if this was going to be a white space, it would be one without them.


Angus Johnston ‏@studentactivism 21h21 hours ago 


They walked out and convened in the lobby. Maybe a hundred students, all the POC at the conference, sitting cross-legged on the floor.


Angus Johnston ‏@studentactivism 21h21 hours ago 


There was talk of pulling out of USSA, of creating a new national student organization. And Fred Azcerate, the president—and a POC—got up.


Angus Johnston ‏@studentactivism 21h21 hours ago 


He said that if the POC caucus voted to pull out of USSA, he'd reconvene and move to dissolve. USSA—then 42 years old—wouldn't continue.


Angus Johnston ‏@studentactivism 21h21 hours ago 


At that point, we all took a deep breath. And the conference just stopped. I have no idea for how long. Hours. Maybe days.


Angus Johnston ‏@studentactivism 21h21 hours ago 


The POC caucus met to decide what to do. I feel like it was a night and a day and another night. Probably can't have been. Feels like it.


Angus Johnston ‏@studentactivism 21h21 hours ago 


Us white students all talked informally—in dorms, hallways, conference rooms. Trying to figure out how to feel.


Angus Johnston ‏@studentactivism 21h21 hours ago 


How it ended is another long story. Anticlimactic in some ways. Good story, but not for today. (Buy me a beer and I'll tell you sometime.)


Angus Johnston ‏@studentactivism 21h21 hours ago


But here's the takeaway: White people aren't the core of the progressive movement in the US. Maybe once, but no longer. (Men either.)


Angus Johnston ‏@studentactivism 21h21 hours ago 


White people are used to being the center, and so we keep acting like the center even when we're not the center anymore.


Angus Johnston ‏@studentactivism 21h21 hours ago 


And sometimes we'll get reminded gently that we're not the center, and sometimes it won't be so gentle. But gentle or not, it's the truth.


Angus Johnston ‏@studentactivism 21h21 hours ago 


There are so many people on the US left who still act like race and gender are secondary to class. And those people keep getting pissier.


Angus Johnston ‏@studentactivism 21h21 hours ago 


Maybe as a matter of theory race and gender are secondary to class. (I suck at theory.) But in this movement we're building today? No.


Angus Johnston ‏@studentactivism 21h21 hours ago 


Right now in the US the vibrant, exciting, energized left movement is made up of people who are pissed off about race and gender oppression.


Angus Johnston ‏@studentactivism 21h21 hours ago 


If your plan for building a left victory in the US isn't grounded in the fight against race and gender oppression you're an idiot. Period.


Angus Johnston ‏@studentactivism 21h21 hours ago 


Build out from that? Sure. Expand on it, sure. But us white guys aren't where the action is in the US left today, and we won't be tomorrow.


Angus Johnston ‏@studentactivism 21h21 hours ago 


The Confederate flag is just a symbol? Sure. But taking it down is a win. And winning, like Nuke LaLoosh said, is better than losing.




https://twitter.com/studentactivism/status/622559033413795840


Hope this post makes AA's feel vindicated for your work here, because you've telling DU for a long time what the problem is. And been fought, insulted and dismissed doing so. It's time for some people to evolve, if they can. Or be left behind.

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