Willful ignorance is all white America has left. The 1% took everything else.
I post this as the U.S. nears 90000 coronavirus deaths. While people die, obtuse white people advocate that the masses ignore doctors and instead take their medical advice from Wall Streeters who want Americans to die for the stock market.
It’s infuriating. Yet, when you consider that the deliberately-densest whites are also the folks who would obediently let the 1% grab their wives and daughters by their pussies, it’s also pathetic.
It’s hard to keep calm when dealing with conscious stupidity—especially when the stupid folks purposely stupefy their minds even further just because white privilege allows them the ability to do so.
White stupidity gets empowered by rich folks who use these rubes as smokescreens for plutocratic profiteering. Willful ignorance has been weaponized. Blue Horseshoe loves gullible caucasians who fear POC and intelligent women.
When confronted by someone who has been empowered to use their dumbest possible intellect as a way to exhaust others, I try to tell myself that this is part of the plutocrats’ plan. Rich white men who control the establishment see stupid whitefolk as nothing but tools. John Lennon best articulated it: “When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. … The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.”
I also remember the words of President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who hit the nail on the head when describing the mindset of financially-stressed whites that cling to American Exceptionalism: “If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”
All of us—even the stupids—see the 800-pound gorilla in the room named white privilege. No one is oblivious to its presence.
Privilege allows #KAG and #MAGA to get away with using less of their brains. Systemic racism creates an environment where whites get to be dumb when non-whites have to demonstrate intelligence.
It’s tough these days to stay focused on the big picture because so many people are dying unnecessarily. But in order to confront the agenda that wants the masses to die, I keep in mind that willful obtuseness thrives because it makes a few “powerful” white men money. These white men have no desire to see the country rebound from Covid-19. They see coronavirus as a business opportunity. This article, Rich People Really Are Less Generous Than The Poor, Study Says., contains some great insight. It makes me think of the Stanford Prison Experiment.
I have faith that the world will emerge from this pandemic in a better place. And racist, billionaire-worshipping shitheads cannot shake this faith.
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