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    Default White America Has Lost Its Mind

    The white brain, beset with worries, finally goes haywire in spectacular fashion

    It had been a pretty good run up to that point. The brains of white folks had been humming along cogently for near on 400 years on this continent, with little sign that any serious trouble was brewing. White people, after all, had managed to invent a spiffy new form of self-government so that all white men (and, eventually, women) could have a say in how white people were taxed and governed.

    White minds had also nearly universally occupied just about every branch of that government and, for more than two centuries, had kept sole possession of the leadership of its executive branch (whose parsonage, after all, is called the White House).

    But when that streak was broken—and, for the first time, a non-white president accepted the oath of office—white America rapidly began to lose its grip.

    White America Has Lost Its Mind - Page 1 - News - New York - Village Voice

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    You consider yourself "left wing", right?

    Do you also own an iPhone?

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    That's Hitler talk.

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    What's a 'white brain'? I thought all brains were a rather icky grey-ish colour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Future View Post
    That's Hitler talk.
    This article is attacking the 'racism' of the American right. How is that 'Hitler talk'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horses View Post
    But when that streak was broken—and, for the first time, a non-white president accepted the oath of office—white America rapidly began to lose its grip.

    It may have rather more to do with the fact that Americans have realised that their country - the envy of the world until very recently in history - is broke, to the tune of $100 trillion debt. Social mobility has come to a standstill, children ( for the first time in American history ) are going to endure significantly worse living standards than their parents, and debt will cripple American families for generations to come.

    The Greatest Superpower in history has been de-industrialised and fiscally ruined in the space of 40 years. People are confused, anxious and angry about it.

    Either that, or whitey is suddenly outraged because a mixed race President was elected 2 years ago...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oblivion. View Post
    It may have rather more to do with the fact that Americans have realised that their country - the envy of the world until very recently in history - is broke, to the tune of $100 trillion debt.

    The Greatest Superpower in history has been de-industrialised and fiscally ruined in the space of 40 years.

    Either that, or whitey is suddenly outraged because a mixed race President was elected 2 years ago...
    America was up to it's eyeballs in debt before Obama showed up but this level of anger and the right wing street demos didn't exist. The Tea Party are protesting against government debt while at the same time freaking out that their government payed for health care might be cut.

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    America debt has been built by right wing wars. Democrat presidents normally spend there tenure trying to fix the financial mess left by Republican unilateral war mongering 'Christians'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horses View Post
    America was up to it's eyeballs in debt before Obama showed up but this level of anger and the right wing street demos didn't exist.

    Nor did a 1.56 trillion deficit and a failed stimulus package worth hundreds of billions of taxpayer's money.

    Whoever won the 2008 election was always going to become rapidly unpopular because nothing can stop the depression now destroying American society.

    Republican or Democrat, black or white, the President from 2008 - 2012 was always going to be a Chamberlain figure, getting slammed by the unfolding storm.

    What has made things doubly worse for Obama, was all his Tony Blair salesman-like BS about a "new dawn". It was tosh. And now his bluff has been called.

    His own rhetoric set expectations so high, that his approval rating is now in freefall. Boo hoo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeleaseWoger MP View Post
    America debt has been built by right wing wars. Democrat presidents normally spend there tenure trying to fix the financial mess left by Republican unilateral war mongering 'Christians'.
    Wrong.

    Medicare and Medicaid are FAR AND AWAY the biggest causes of the USA's fiscal ruin.

    It's the PENSION SYSTEM and HEALTHCARE that will see local government, and eventually states, facing fiscal armageddon. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - looney as they are - represent a tiny fraction of those obligations.

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