Stupid People Quotes

White supremacy has taught him that all people of color are threats irrespective of their behavior. Capitalism has taught him that, at all costs, his property can and must be protected. Patriarchy has taught him that his masculinity has to be proved by the willingness to conquer fear through aggression; that it would be unmanly to ask questions before taking action. Mass media then brings us the news of this in a newspeak manner that sounds almost jocular and celebratory, as though no tragedy has happened, as though the sacrifice of a young life was necessary to uphold property values and white patriarchal honor. Viewers are encouraged feel sympathy for the white male home owner who made a mistake. The fact that this mistake led to the violent death of an innocent young man does not register; the narrative is worded in a manner that encourages viewers to identify with the one who made the mistake by doing what we are led to feel we might all do to “protect our property at all costs from any sense of perceived threat. ” This is what the worship of death looks like.”  
―     Bell Hooks,     All About Love: New Visions (African American author and social activist)

 

Perhaps Bell Hooks should reassess her conclusions about ‘White Supremacy’,’violence against non-Whites’, ‘White racism’, ‘White patriarchy’, and the delusion of her peoples’ ‘persecution’ by looking at the US government’s statistics of Black on White crime in the USA and abroad…. or check out some of the blogs I follow.

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2 thoughts on “Stupid People Quotes

  1. Mike O'the Lake

    Until I saw it was a quote from Bell Hooks, I thought it was just some decent person lamenting the greatness which has been lost – rather than some dim twit bitching about how she thinks things are.

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