Because they never saw an exaggeratedly racial statement they didn’t like, a Black Lives Matter organizer is claiming fantastical things about the November election.
Calling it a “tyrannical pageant of white fear,” Arielle Newton writes on PBS.org that Democrats only pay “lib service to “black bodies,” while Republicans are just a bunch of nasty bigots.
White supporters of Hillary Clinton are concerned with the rise of neo-fascism, of what a Trump presidency would mean for the fragile economic sector, foreign policy, immigration and social progress. For Trump supporters, a world of black and brown people pouring through American borders is a dastardly reality that must ultimately be confronted and curbed through racist, ideological litmus tests for incoming immigrants, draconian and impractical measures against the undocumented and isolationist economic policies that are sure to disrupt our precarious economy.
I will not be voting for either mainstream candidate. Hillary Clinton does not care deeply for black lives; she is a foreign policy hawk that has dismantled black and brown communities for profit and special interest. Trump is a thin-skinned coward.
She said she can’t vote for Hillary because she doesn’t care enough about black people … especially because she’s not in favor of “economic reparations for black bodies,” but that she’ll certainly not vote for Republicans.
As a radical black militant, this presidential election is best characterized as a tyrannical pageant of white fear,” she writes. “Across the political spectrum, white voters are terrified of what the future will bring should either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump become the next commander in chief.
She then makes some bizarre statements that give away her youth and inexperience. She claims that Barack Obama’s election means the Democrats will “reap the political benefits of the robust black voting bloc for years, if not centuries.”
Centuries, Ms. Newton? I don’t think so. It was just over a half-century ago that the Democratic Party was the party of virulent racism (not that it isn’t now, it was just more over then).
She tells us in the end that she’s voting for the Green Party candidate, Jill Stein. Why? Because Jill Stein, a white woman, has a “pro-black perspective.”
“Dr. Stein holds an enlightened intersectional value system in which the most vulnerable are centered. From advocating for the eradication of student loan debt to proposing an end to mass incarceration and the failed War on Drugs, Dr. Stein is closest to my pro-black perspective.”
Sorry, Arielle, we don’t need another “pro-black” perspective or a “pro-white” perspective. We need a “pro-American” perspective for a change.
H/T: Daily Caller