White America’s ‘Broken Heart’ – Charles M. Blow – New York Times

White America’s ‘Broken Heart’ – – New York Times

Charles M. Blow

Last month, the MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes tweeted:“This campaign is starting to feel more and more like a long, national nervous breakdown.” For white America, I believe this is true. – Charles Blow NYT

But one thing he said stood out to me for its clear rhetorical framing.

He attributed much of the anger that’s present in the electorate to anxiety over a changing demographic profile of the country, but then said: We are going to share the future. The only question is: What will be the terms of the sharing?   

This idea of negotiating the terms of sharing the future is an expansive one, on both ends of the ideological spectrum, but it also seems to me to be an internal debate white America is having with itself.  [Read more]

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  • Gigi  On 02/12/2016 at 11:16 pm

    White America’s broken heart means more raping and plundering of countries people and resources to fix America because this is how White America’s existence is sustained. And since White America needs money to fund its rapacious lifestyle, it also has to engage in other criminally depraved acts . Ever since America invaded Afghanistan, heroin production has increased exponentially. Its crop guarded by America’s military. The heroin coming into America is coming from Afghanistan in cargo that is exempt from security checks. America’s latest drug preference is not coming from South America. Perhaps this decline is the reason for the doubling down of America’s presence in Guyana.

    The NY Times, along with the rest of the presstitute media, engages in the oldest profession in history. And since the gray lady time is up/close to being up, she has abandoned all pretense at decency and uprightness in her desperation to hold on for dear life.

    The wealthy Black and White liberals supporting Clinton are the neoliberals who benefit from Clinton and the democrat party policies. They would switch their votes in a blink to the republicans should Bernie be allowed to win the nomination. For these bleeding hearts, it’s all about maintaining the status quo while pretending otherwise. This is America’s exceptionality on full display here. America is also exceptional when it comes to killing innocent people, waging wars, looting/exploiting/oppressing and bullying the weak, incarcerating people for profit, deporting immigrants, and blatantly rigging elections. America’s long history of rigging elections is as old as the country. But I will still vote for Donald Trump even though he will not be allowed to win.

  • Thinker  On 02/13/2016 at 4:58 am

    So the US promotes heroin but cracks down on marijuana! Can you name a few wealthy black liberals? Why prefer Trump? Will Bernie be allowed to win?

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