A tweet from journalist Allison Kilkenny-who has done some good work over the years.
“Key to success: Be old and white and male and make decisions that kill lots of poor brown people.”
So let’s see, the guy who’s signing off on the drone attacks is middle aged and black, his U.N. ambassador justifying them a middle-aged, black female, the previous secretary of state responsible for massive death and destruction was a white female, preceded by a black middle aged female etc. In short, killing poor brown people is an equal opportunity employer.
It has been for a long time. Those who own and operate the political system love it when they can find young fresh faces-especially black and female ones-to do their business for them.
Why can’t we wake up to that fact?