Cannibal Candidate Runs for Congress
In Trump’s America, there isn’t a position too extreme that can’t run for office.
The conversation on the Internet right now is how Roseanne Barr isn’t racist, she is suffering from mental illness.
Let me be clear:
One’s state of mental health is never an issue in America. Shoot a bunch of people, be White and you get the “Mental Health get out of execution” free card. Their whiteness trumps (pardon the pun) their mental health.
So will it be with Roseanne Barr. She will, like a fat cat who has to work a bit harder to move his bulk, flip over and land on her feet, in other work, because America is pathologically racist and willing to let anyone know it at a moment’s notice.
She isn’t just a racist, she is a champion of a racist subset of people.
People are free to be crazily racist as long as it isn’t against White people. She will end up with a job somewhere else because she is a champion of the people; racist people to be sure, but a champion of the people, nonetheless.
A pedophile just announced he would be running for Congress. He says this in the public eye, without any shame, because Trump and his administration have made it clear, there is no extreme, too extreme for them to consider.
What should we have next? A cannibal candidate?
INTRODUCING: THE CANNIBAL PARTY
“With all of the different candidates running for office, including active racists, alleged rapists, misogynists, wife beaters, adulterers and child molesters, I thought it was time to announce my candidacy for Congress.
“My fellow Americans, as I stand here before you with a Human femur in my hand, I bring to the foreground the idea we should be allowed to eat our fellows, to prevent them from going hungry, to keep the homeless off the streets, to make our nation safer by consuming those who would oppress us with the burden of empathy and compassion for our fellows.
“It has always been the way of America to consume those weaker than the White majority. I am simply returning to the ways of our ancestors, like the Donner Party, where the strong ate the weak and prospered.
“America promotes strength. I believe eating children who can’t be placed in foster care or snatched up at the border, makes our nation stronger and more prosperous since these children are no longer draining our national coffers.
“And we shouldn’t stop at our shoreline. Let immigrates come to this nation. We should eat as much foreign food as the laws will allow, making our nation even more fit. I want to promote the idea of an America capable of moving on its stomach, and promoting diversity at every level.
“I am here to announce my candidacy as a United States Congressman. The Strong Should Devour the Weak. I aim to put a Human in every pot. Let’s make America great again.
As long as a White person is being racist but has no power, they can be tolerated. If a white person, who is racist, is in a position to affect the opportunity of millions of whites, it becomes a problem. ABC made it a problem they didn’t have to tolerate any longer than they did. If they had, it would have come back to the network, a thousand times more dangerous.
Whites in America are grasping at straws, hoping to undermine any social movements which paint them as less than the ideal they have used media for a century to convince you of their awesomeness.
They have made it clear, no matter your nature, your predisposition, your degree of cruelty, you can run for office and expect to win on the strength of White support.
White men make up 36% of the American population, but 90% of Congress, 90% of boardroom members, 85% of all venture capitalists, and 75% of all of the richest and most powerful tech companies in the world.
But if you mention this, YOU are the racist, for pointing out their clearly delineated problem of systemic racism and social imbalance which benefits whites and no one else.
As far as I am concerned being White has come to underlie the possibility that no matter how incorrect your speech, no matter how terrible you behave, if an outrage can be presented, such as the “feckless cunts” statement of Samantha Bee, becoming an active argument coming out of the mouth of President Trump, who has earned the title of “feckless cunt” himself; it seems that the double-standard and “whataboutism” allow him to allegedly by his own admission, demean the disabled, grope, kiss and rape unwilling women, lie at least six times a day to the American people AFTER becoming president, to engage in economic and nuclear brinkmanship with the entire world.
How about we keep our eye on the target? The irresponsible government we are perpetuating which may become the largest mistake this nation has made since the Cold War, Jim Crow Laws and chattel slavery.
Can we truly be safe? Is it possible Samantha Bee went too far? Possibly, but I doubt it.
Her words were not racist. They were cruel. Savage. Accurate, especially in the light of Ivanka Trump using her father’s platform as the president to enrich herself and her company while they are members of the First Family, a thing which is NOT supposed to happen.
Ivanka IS useless to the American people and thus FECKLESS is an accurate description of her and her behavior.
Cunt? A word, and depending on where you live in the world, used to describe almost anyone, man or woman. Only in America would we conflate the word cunt with a false comparison to anything racist, particularly the comparison of Black people to apes, which has been a racial go-to for over two hundred years.
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Overt public racism over social media where it reaches millions isn’t anywhere near the same as Bee’s strong language. They aren’t even remotely the same.
For the record: Fuck Trump and his need for an apology. I have yet to hear him say anything like an apology for the Gold Star family he offended. Or the disabled journalist he mocked. Or the fifteen plus women who have accused him of sexually assaulting them. Or for any of the racist comments he has made since becoming president of the United States.
But that’s because he’s White. White men in power can be racist and it’s still okay, if he’s rich or powerful enough to tell you to fuck off in court.
If Trump says Mexicans are “animals” to the American public, it’s okay.
If he says people who are brown come from “shithole countries” it’s okay.
America has always been racist. It’s history of overt and covert racism has fluctuated over the three centuries this nation has struggled to find itself. We have just entered another stage where White people feel compelled to speak their mind but are only allowed to do it whenever a person of color is being demeaned.
If Samantha Bee says something problematic about the behaviors of the agents of the White House and at the end of it tags it with “feckless cunt” strong words but accurate, not racist and not worthy of comparison, she is vilified while Whites claim victim-hood and look for other ways to justify their racism while preventing anyone from having their say as a response.
Does Trump and racists in general have a mental health problem? Yes. Obama Derangement Syndrome is real.
The idea a Black person could sit in the White House, a house which has ruled a racist nation for years and yet not promote more racism, has gripped the nation (particularly whites), who recognize their heyday of graft, corruption, false meritocracy and socialized acceptable violence against minorities is coming to an end is simply inconceivable.
Obama where is thy racism? You shamed presidents since the birth of our nation. Racism isn’t just a pathology in America. It’s a lifestyle, as integral to this nation as Mom’s Apple Pie, lynching Black people and murdering the Native Americans are.
But that’s okay too, because Trump and Company are going to make up for Obama’s attempts at making America confront its racist past and promoting the ideal we could all live together if we made an effort.
Trump’s is going to take the opposite example of what the Obama’s recommended which was “Going high when your enemies go low.” This is not in the Trump Administration’s playbook.
This argument isn’t about Barr’s mental health. It is clear she is missing something, but it isn’t her mind. Like Trump and other racist similar to him what is missing is a vital part of living in society with other people.
Your’s in absolute disgust with the feckless nature of our current administration,
I am the Cognitive Dissident,
As a prolific writer of speculative fiction, scientific, technical and cultural commentary from his office in Hayward, California, Thaddeus’ speculative fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals. He has published two books, ‘Hayward’s Reach’ (2011), a collection of short stories and ‘Broken Glass’ (2013) an urban fantasy novella starring his favorite paranormal investigator, Clifford Engram.
Thaddeus works as a writer and editor for two magazines, the Good Men Project, a social men’s magazine as well as for Krypton Radio, a sci-fi enthusiast media station and website. He is also a freelance journalist for Polygon.com and Panel & Frame magazine. Thaddeus is the co-founder of Futura Science Fiction Magazine and one of the founding members of the Afrosurreal Writers Workshop in Oakland.