Vicki Marble is a perfect icon of white trash / trailer trash / whatever you want to call poor & ignorant white people living in areas with significant black population.i She owns and operates a coupla bail bondsman offices and through hard work plus diligent making of friends and influencing of people with power (combined with a gracious atmosphere of general notgivingafuckitude) managed to get elected to the Senate.
Not the US Senate, the State Senate of the state she lives in (which is Colorado). For people not familiar with the general workings of US politics, state legislatures stand with the central ones in Washington roughly in the relation the Special Olympics stand with the actual Olympic Games. Limping vs Lympic as it were. It's a sort of massive Tupperware party. If you've seen Fargo the scene'd be directly familiar to you, Frances McDormand's character would be the master of ceremonies in any self-respecting state senate.
As a junior senator she was appointed to the Senate Education and Local Government Committees, on which she "serves". Her service is aptly summarised by her remarks before the Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Forceii meeting on August 21st, where she stated :
When you look at life expectancy, there are problems in the black race: sickle-cell anemia is something that comes up, diabetes is something that’s prevalent in the genetic makeup and you just can’t help it. Although I’ve got to say, I’ve never had better BBQ and better chicken and ate better in my life than when you go down south and you — I love it.
This is what a "senator" had to contribute to the discussion of matters & problems. This is it, this is what she's got. This is "leadership" in action, prose so bad it wouldn't on the strength of family connection allow the emitter passage through the Caudine forks of standardised examination.
Average Colorado hard working idiots are actually paying their taxes so that a building could be maintained, to which such an idiot may be driven in a car (paid for by the same taxes) and her valuable contributions may be heard (through audio systems paid for by the same taxes) and recorded for all posterity (same taxes). Does this seem reasonable at all ?
It doesn't end there, however. It couldn't, it's just too stupid to ever end. Ever.
So therefore, a nigger by the name Rhonda, who unrelatedly also happens to be black was offended! Fancy that! In her words,
The title for this committee is the Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force; and one of the things I will not tolerate is racist and insensitive comments about African Americans, the color of their skin. You mentioned what we eat — I was highly offended by your remarks.
Just as bad prose, I'll have you know. For one, the reference to "the title" is pure voodoo, and otherwise a logical error - if there's something wrong with Marble's allocution is the bland ignorance of that very allocution, not the limply inept but very pretentious titling of some pointless, toothless and ultimately wasteful commission nobody committed. For the other, mentioning "fried chicken" in the same disjointed paragraph that happens to include "sickle cell anemia" and "black race" is about as racist as a black eye.
This is all besides the point, obviously. You may not know this, or not have realised it yet, but that's what Rhonda the Nigger is paid for. She's not there to give any sort of meaningful comment on anything whatsoever, she's not there to think, she's not there in any sort of independent capacity as any sort of independent agent. She's simply there as a trained monkey with a very simple Pavlovian reflex : Mention of "black" -> offended. Mention of "race" -> offended. Mention of "fried chicken" -> offended. She's given a list like that, and she gets offended. Should she get multiply offended the term of art is "deeply offended". That is all. That is what she does.
I can't help but notice a racial difference at work here : ostensibly both black citizens and white citizens pay taxes in the grand state of Colorado. For their tax receipts the white people get to watch a complete idiot - that, again, on the strength of her intellect is not fit to graduate a high school equivalency program - emit pointless drivel. For their same tax receipts the black people get to watch a despicable nigger jump up and down like a trained monkey. Did they give her the script, at least ? I doubt it. It seems to me the blacks are coerced into being represented by a nigger which has absolutely nothing to do with them at all, and by all appearances is running on a script provided by nefarious and racist special interests.
I imagine if I were a black guy that happened to live right in Colorado and had to deal with racism in my daily life - like for instance not being able to marry some girl because her daddy don't approve because her daddy is a racist moron, or like any other of the myriad ways racism can fuck up the daily lives of ordinary citizens - I'd be pretty pissed off at Rhonda the Nigger. She's not just wasting a bunch of tax money, but she's actually using me as a meal ticket. She probably knows what she's doing, and if she doesn't she god damned well should. In either case she doesn't care, because hey, she's getting paid, and besides, outside of an independently wealthy Romanian blogger who doesn't give a fuck about the whole thing nobody can even voice all these issues, because Rhonda the Nigger and her racist special interest friends have gotten the language, and public expression, and the political process pretty well fettered.
I'd be pretty damned pissed, because what Rhonda the Nigger is doing is in no way different and in no way better than the old blackface sketches they did depicting black people as niggers generally, universally and indiscriminately. At least those were done by unsympathetic white folk, rather than by absolute worms who also happen to have been born black, but instead chose to live their lives as niggers.———
- You've not noticed this, have you ? "White trash" somehow doesn't exist outside of where black people live, which then would logically make it quite racist a term directed against the very blacks, reflective of the need to distinguish between "black-like whites" and "white-like whites". I wonder if anyone ever made this point before. [↩]
- When did bored housewives get into this pompous naming convention ? I'm pretty sure it was before the time of Mark Twain, but can't quite more accurately pin it. [↩]