Why the Twin Beasts of Hate Are Real!

Watch this 4-minute video. And get it if you’re not selfish or stupid. It’s time for a fracking revolution…

They are the fugly twin beasts of hate and ignorance! And Black people in America and across the globe are intimately familiar with their hideous loathsomeness.

They are the massive crosses of injustice we carry on our black backs! They are the waking and sleeping nightmare that follows us on the streets, in our vehicles, in our schools, in the workplace, in church, in courtrooms.


Twin Beasts of Hate Are Thriving

For Black people, there’s no escape from the fugly twin beasts of hate. What are these twin beasts I speak of?

White Privilege! Systemic Racism!

Check out the video below. It brilliantly and visually illustrates “the neon hot pink elephant lounging smack dab in the middle of this country on its haunches” that so many of its beneficiaries deny or “ whatabout “ away.

The injustice expressed in the video above can happen to people of any colour, any race and for varying reasons. But the fact is: White people are the “norm” and set the “norms” in this country. Black people have never been the “norm” — and we’re disproportionately the victims of White America desperately trying to maintain the “norm” and their privilege/advantage.

If you’re still not convinced, read Tim Wise’s book White Like Me: Reflections of a Privileged Son. In it he shares the brutal truth and facts about white privilege and systemic racism. If you don’t believe in these twin beasts of hate and you don’t want hear about black anguish from us. Then, hear it from a White person. Just get the damn message.

White privilege is real and thriving. Systemic racism is real and thriving.

(NOTE: I wish I knew the original source of this video, so I could credit them and say thank you!)

Whataboutisms Are Bullsh*t

And, for the love of God, don’t yammer about “I’m a poor White person or I’m not rich.”

Poverty is about classism and elitism. But systemic racism is based on the colour of our skin. Something we cannot do a damn thing about and consists of so much evil sh*t like:

  • oppression
  • marginalization
  • disadvantage
  • bias
  • profiling
  • ignorance
  • colorism
  • hate
  • hopelessness; AND
  • classism and elitism; AND
  • Devil knows what else!

A poor white person can potentially rise out of the shackles poverty. But a black person cannot shed the shackles of their blackness. Born black, die black. So, make no mistake about this:

If you’re an individual member of the White People collective, you have inherited White Privilege. All things being equal, poor White people have it easier and their lives have greater value, even if it’s just a smidgen, than poor Black people.

Being poor sucks no matter what the colour of your skin. But being poor and black sucks more.


And so what if white individuals in the White People collective are not racist or all white Europeans didn’t enslave?

Fantastic.

Thank God some White people were/are decent human beings. This is as it should be. You don’t get kudos for what should be the human norm. And white privilege and systemic racism are still real.


And one more thing…

So what if Black people somewhere in the world had slaves? That sh”t was wrong too. Just because someone else is doing the same evil sh*t is not a damn defense.

White America is still accountable for hundreds of years of the profoundly evil and wicked horror show of chattel slavery.

And White America is still accountable for the grisly and grim fruit of injustice chattel slavery continues to bear in its latest iteration: Systemic Racism committed against all people of colour.

Final Thoughts

Here’s the bottom line…

Anyone who watches the video above and still feels self-righteous and continues to deny the existence of white privilege and systemic racism with ridiculous and self-serving “whataboutisms,” they just do NOT want to get it!

Isn’t it past time for a fracking revolution of thought and impactful change?!

10 thoughts on “Why the Twin Beasts of Hate Are Real!”

  1. This is such a powerful video! If I was a part of this group I would have been one of the black people who did not take even ONE step forward. How very sad! I am now a senior citizen and still nothing have change. It did not change for my four children, and I ask myself will it change for my grandchildren? I hope so, but I an not holding my breath.

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    • Yes, I know this is your story. And I am so discouraged that it hasn’t changed. And even more discouraged that I agree with The Edge and you that it is unlikely to ever change. It is the rare human who will give up privilege, even after they know it is built on the backs of others.

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  2. Powerful video with a simple, but complex message. Thing is, it is an institution and therefore unlikely to change. I take it for granted myself.

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  3. This video is indeed powerful and it reflects a truth in America that we have never dealt with. If Reconstruction had been allowed to play out as it should have, with former slaves receiving all that they were promised and due; then, this country would not be stuck.

    Over 150 years after the end of slavery, we are still unable to talk about this country’s Original Sin. Although, one could argue that the genocide committed against Native Americans is a close second. We are still talking over each other and I think the primary reason is that acknowledging this painful truth and it’s trauma challenges everything we see ourselves as.

    Are we not the land of the free? The land of liberty and justice and the planets only true meritocracy? These beliefs when challenged evoke cries of not being American and of trying to destroy this perfect creation.

    Until we as a people embrace all that we are, we risk never fulfilling our true potential.

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    • You speak the truth, brother. However, as desperate as the Black condition is, I think Native Americans are even more tragic. Yes, we blacks are in pain and struggle, but at least you can still see us. When is the last time you or anyone you know laid eyes on a Native American?

      I think the reason these truths are not acknowledged are multi-layered. And I think the thickest layer is that the privileged ones are not interested in relinquishing their privilege. Yes, there are some who are afraid to face the ugly truth about this country’s history. But based on the nonsense that happened in General Election 2016 and that has been happening nonstop since, there is great many who are just plain ignorant and racist and are happy to stew in their moronic ideology.

      We are not the land of the free or the land of liberty. And we are damn sure not the land of justice. And we NEVER were any of the above.

      The real question now is: Are we even capable of freedom, liberty and justice for all?

      As long as that arseclown holds office and his fan base refuses to choose sanity and good sense, I don’t think we are!

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  4. Wow!! That video is powerful. Great way of showing white privilege and systemic racism in one example.

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  5. I hope the kids in the video got it!!! I think it’s going to be up to the younger generations to attempt to straighten out all this mess!!! It shouldn’t have to take a black man getting brutally murdered by a cop in broad daylight for laws to be changed!!! The video pretty much summed it up. I have nothing else to add.

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