A Nation of Cowards and Hypocrites by Saab Lofton

A Nation of Cowards and Hypocrites
by Saab Lofton

It's official: Arizona has gone from flirting with fascism to becoming outright facsist ...

http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0512/arizona-governor-signs-bill-banning-eth...
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill targeting a school district's ethnic studies program, hours after a report by United Nations human rights experts condemned the measure. State schools chief Tom Horne, who has pushed the bill for years, said he believes the Tucson school district's Mexican-American studies program teaches Latino students that they are oppressed by white people ... The measure doesn't prohibit classes that teach about the history of a particular ethnic group, as long as the course is open to all students and doesn't promote ethnic solidarity or resentment.

... I've warned y'all for YEARS about this shit -- that uniquely white American penchant for pretending as though whites are made out of glass; that unwillingness to deal with anything the least bit disturbing. All white America wants is to "save face" or feel let off the hook and now that perverse desire has resulted in the aforementioned state sanctioned censorship.

Resentment??!! Basically, Jan Brewer and Tom Horne want people of color to be masochistic door mats! No matter what white supremacy or bootstrap capitalism puts us through, we're supposed to ensure it -- with a smile, no less -- because whites are supposedly too fragile to handle anything else. Fuck that shit twice! As George Clinton from Funkadelic put it so well, "if you don't like the effect, don't produce the cause." In other words, if you don't want any resentment, then train the pigs not to beat people like Rodney King or rape people like Abner Louima or murder people like Amadou Diallo. How can this be done? Force the police to conduct themselves like Starfleet officers; in order to earn (and keep) that badge, watch Star Trek reruns, NOT cowboy movies!

Can you imagine telling white America not to feel any resentment towards Arabs/Muslims after 9-11? White American hypocrisy is staggering and mind boggling in the extreme ...

http://www.justice.gov/ag/speeches/2009/ag-speech-090218.html
... in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards. Though race related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we, average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race. It is an issue we have never been at ease with, and yet, if we are to make progress in this area we must have frank conversations ...
--Attorney General Eric Holder, February 18, 2009 (paraphrased)