Saturday, August 20, 2016

Their World

Reading various comments by Trump and his surrogates/supporteres it's like they think all black people live under bridges with their crack dealers and are drawn out once every 4 years to vote by promises of Obamaphones. Explains a lot about why Obama himself makes them insane. It isn't just racism in the sense of hatred, though it's that too. It's like waking up every day and discovering that a unicorn is president. Does not compute.

Yah, African-Americans in this country live with and near poverty disproportionately, but poverty doesn't mean "homeless" (not only, anyway). Poor people - poor whites, too! - have lives. They're just tougher, and increasingly modern life is a bit more like a game of whack-a-mole where you're the mole. People don't just fall through our almost non-existent safety net, they get whacked right through it. So,yeah, being poor sucks, it just isn't what the Trumpians imagine it is, either urban or rural poverty. Not all black people are poor and not all poverty is a cross between what you see in The Wire and 70s post-apocalypatic urban hellscape movies.