Instead of engaging these dopes, I think I'm just going to have this. ALL OF THIS.
Well, I'm back for one more pre-election go with Adventures In Social Media. Please kill me now. Anyway, today I bring up an acquaintance from high school, who gives us the following:
I just stopped at this point.
Folks, that guy is under the impression that he was right. If there are any of you out there who think that this world can actually see a riot that "upholds violence," please--take a few minutes to say goodbye to your family and friends, then swallow your cyanide pill.
And the hell of it is, I didn't even bring up the RACIST AS FUCK underlying assumption. Hmmm...what could it possibly be about Obama supporters that would make these crackers think that they're more prone to mindless violence. What could it be? What could they be assuming?
You know what they're assuming--the same thing white folks have been assuming for almost half a millennium in this fucked-up part of the world. They assume that BLACK PEOPLE ARE NOT RATIONAL HUMANS. Period. End of story. End of fucking story. That's been a constant trope for centuries now: the wild savage blood, the jungle lust, the frantic dancing and trance-like states of The Negro mean that they're not nearly as intellectually advanced as us calm white folks. These people are so familiar with it they don't even recognize it. You know, like how a fish is unaware of water. But the unstated assumption is just hanging there for anyone with eyes to see.
I didn't even call them out, because they would instantly deny that they could ever think such a thing, and then I'd hear a chorus of how I'm the real racist because I think they're racist, and I'd blow my fucking brains out.
So thus ends my pre-election jaunt through social media. It's done a good job of convincing me that education is a lost cause. If you need me, I'll be over by the liquor cabinet.