Postcards from the class & culture wars (9.25.19)

Postcards from the class & culture wars (9.25.19) September 25, 2019

“In a span of 10 months, more than 250 African Americans were killed in at least 25 riots across the U.S. by white mobs that never faced punishment.”

“To see those, those monkeys from those African countries — damn them, they’re still uncomfortable wearing shoes!”

“But hey, at least their taxes won’t go up.”

Alabama woman loses unborn child after being shot, gets arrested; shooter goes free.”

“Welcome to this city of babysitters, where the sudden disappearance of hundreds of working adults has pulled hundreds more into new and unfamiliar roles.”

“It made for a world nearly impossible for a girl to do right and for a boy to do wrong.”

“A third student said Belmore occasionally brought the class back to English composition, but spent most of the hourlong period talking about QAnon.”

“From the late nineteen-eighties to the present, college tuition has increased at a rate four times that of inflation, and eight times that of household income. It has been estimated that forty-five million people in the United States hold educational debt totaling roughly $1.5 trillion — more than what Americans owe on their credit cards and auto loans combined.”

“In the [North Carolina] 2018 House and Senate elections, Republican candidates won a minority of the two-party statewide vote, but still won majority of state House and Senate seats.”

“Much of the press and the political establishment sees Trump’s racism as something he injected into a fundamentally good system, rather than some existent force he merely tapped into — either because they prefer to see it this way, or because they are morally or financially invested in believing in America’s essential innocence.”

“America’s largest retailer said it will stop selling handgun ammunition and ‘short-barrel rifle ammunition’ … that can also be used on assault-style weapons after selling all of its current inventory. ”

“That the death penalty was sought against someone based on testimony that was known to be false is horrifying and shocks the conscience.”

 

“When you’re famous they just let you do it.”

“He has ties to a small but growing network of ultra-fundamentalist Christian churches headed by young pastors whose noxious rhetoric has gone viral multiple times in the past few years.”

“I’m going to get the demon out of you and make you straight.”

Gotta have a police state so we can all own guns to protect us from a police state.”

“What this does right now is it’s going to revert federal water protections back to where they were in 1986.”

Cynicism is the kryptonite of change.”

“The high-school students around town called MudMan ‘Cult Burger.'”

 

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