Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Friday, March 30, 2012

Rick Santorum Said What, Now?



Who knows? He started to say something: "government nig(?)", but I can't imagine what. It's the fumbling afterwards that might make some uncomfortably suspicious that he was about to drop the N-bomb. but I am going to remain more neutral about this than about the "blah people" comments.

However, I invite you to listen to the whole speech he was giving, which I'm pretty unambivalent about.  It's just dense with "Obama is not a real American because he's not our kind of American" signalling. Also, he blames President Obama for somehow dividing the country. Santorum appears to be of the impression that there was no history of any kind of racial or class divide in this country before Obama showed up and pointed it out. Yeah, there was maybe a slave trade, a Civil War, Reconstruction, wage slavery, segregation, the slaying of people because of race--especially civil rights organizers, the arson of churches, the vandalism of homes, and the perpetuation of stereotyped, race-based speech in our politics to this very day in this country, but if Santorum wants to ignore all that and shift the responsibility to Obama, he is of course free to tell us what he really thinks.

However, he should not be surprised if we actually do judge him by his unaided-by-Teleprompter words, and know perfectly well what he means by them.

Edit/Update:

And while I'm on the topic of division, I can't help but point out that even if certain candidates who enjoy white privilege don't refer to race as such, they certain can contribute to the division between Americans by dividing them via gender and orientation, which reinforces the kyriarchy. I'm also looking at you, Mitt Romney.

1 comment:

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

He, uh, er, um, uh, meant to say "anti-war government negation of national security apparatus"... HONEST!

In other news, the crowd was saying "Boo-urns."