These people are going to be our political opposition in the 2020s and 2030s.
“Two members of the Sustainable Madison Committee (SMC) resigned Wednesday over fellow committee member Denise DeMarb’s remark Monday that they said made a martyr of George Floyd.
Matthew Braunginn and Nada Elmikashfi, both of whom are Black, sent an email to the entire committee Wednesday announcing their resignation.
Braunginn, who also hosts the Madison365 show Finding the Warmth of Our Sun, said DeMarb was trying to make the point that the SMC should be intentionally anti-racist in the way it approaches sustainability.
Braunginn took issue, though, with the way DeMarb made the point: Braunginn said she said “God bless George Floyd,” and that Floyd’s death allowed white people to see and understand racism.
“The implication (was) that white people got better, that he served as a martyr for this country,” Braunginn said in an interview Wednesday. “The martyrdom of Black Americans is very prevalent among particularly white liberals and we see that, I think, in how we celebrate MLK and how a lot of these folks will uphold the whitewashed and martyred idea of Dr. King without actually exploring his radical nature and radical ideology.”
Braunginn called DeMarb’s remark “the typical well meaning white liberal kind of paternalistic type of racism.”
Braunginn said after he made a post on Facebook about the remark, DeMarb called him.
“She called to apologize in a way and it just really rang hollow to me. It rang like somebody that, one, didn’t reflect on what she said before she heard that I was upset,” he said. “She also resorted to it as an individual hurt, in saying sorry she hurt me, without an ability to see a wider level and see as what it was, racist behavior, racist mentality. And I kind of started to say that and I’m like, ‘You’ve got a lot of work to do.’ And she said, ‘I’m trying to do that work. Maybe you could help me.’ And I told her that it’s not for me, I’m not here to do the work for you. You’ve got to do it yourself.” …”
There is really nothing you can do.
If you are White, you are guilty of the original sin of “racism” under wokeness. Even if it is just bullshit, your career can be destroyed by a brat on a whim like Donald McNeil, Jr, when he found out that he had lost the newsroom. “Racism” is officially systematic now and what you say, believe or do isn’t a defense anymore. You can either stand up for yourself or grovel and take this shit.
We’re definitely heading for interesting times. The Silent Generation and the Boomers are going to lose power in the 2020s. With each passing year, fewer White people in this country remember World War II, the Civil Rights Movement and the Thirty Glorious Years. There are millions of politically correct and woke White Gen Xers, Millennials and Zoomers, but also millions of others who are not so much.
How will the political establishment handle White people who are not cowed and shamed by White guilt and accusations of “racism” and who are even less impressed with wokeness? What happens when White people just start laughing when they are accused of “racism” and refuse to do the work?
Note: This country is still ruled by old people because they are so overrepresented among voters and at the top levels of society. Their grip really started to slip about five years ago.