All You Need(ed) to Know

We could have saved so much time and trouble and had we listened to Adolph Reed back in 1996.

In Chicago, for instance, we’ve gotten a foretaste of the new breed of foundation-hatched black communitarian voices: one of them, a smooth Harvard lawyer with impeccable credentials and vacuous to repressive neoliberal politics, has won a state senate seat on a base mainly in the liberal foundation and development worlds. His fundamentally bootstrap line was softened by a patina of the rhetoric of authentic community, talk about meeting in kitchens, small-scale solutions to social problems, and the predictable elevation of process over program – the point where identity politics converges with old-fashioned middle class reform in favoring form over substances.

So it seems to me a good idea to listen to Glenn Greenwald telling you all you need to know about the likely 2016 nominee.

Hillary is banal, corrupted, drained of vibrancy and passion. I mean, she’s been around forever, the Clinton circle. She’s a fucking hawk and like a neocon, practically. She’s surrounded by all these sleazy money types who are just corrupting everything everywhere. But she’s going to be the first female president, and women in America are going to be completely invested in her candidacy. Opposition to her is going to be depicted as misogynistic, like opposition to Obama has been depicted as racist. It’s going to be this completely symbolic messaging that’s going to overshadow the fact that she’ll do nothing but continue everything in pursuit of her own power. They’ll probably have a gay person after Hillary who’s just going to do the same thing.



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  1. John: Paul Street over at Zcomm has been spreading the word about Obama citing Reed as his source. Street is from the Illinois, Iowa neck of the woods and has met Obama personally. I think one way to get at this Hillary phenomenon is to throw the culture war back in their face. Back here in Charleston, WV in Central Appalachia, the attachment to mainstreamed NOW feminism is a bit weak as it is the black community. We have a lot of hillbilly tomboys who are no shrinking violets but who do not exactly fall in line with the BOWASH megalopolis form of feminism. Hillary, also from the establishment white upper middle class IL establishment, high tailed it out of the hillbilly Ozarks at the first chance, and never looked back. How relate able is she to white women in Appalachia, black women and Latinas, women that have to do real jobs, raise families, and basically perform about sixty percent of the work in society. I think she has much more in common with the Mrs. Dreysdale character from the Beverley hillbillies. We’ve had this inch deep mile wide multiculturalism crammed down our throats, I think it is high time we turn the tables on the Patrician class and throw it back at them.

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