The Creative Class Part 3

A example of the work of the Creative Class can be found at "Alas a Blog", which is a blog with feminist pretensions, owned by a male. AAB posters often initiate attacks on women for being racist or Islamaphobic or insensitive to class issues. This is what passes for cutting edge feminism on our left.
The latest example is an attack on Hillary by Ampersand. Hillary said:
"There was just an AP article posted that found how Sen. Obama’s support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me.”

“There’s a pattern emerging here,”

Then what follows is quotes from various members of the left creative class finding that Hillary has called blacks lazy watermelon eating scum. Seemingly, any compliment from Hillary about her white supporters is an insult to the AA race and People of Color everywhere.

The Creative Class views complimenting white people, especially white women, to be understood as an insult to POC. This is one way the Obamabots play the race card. They first race baited when Bill Clinton referred to Jessie Jackson doing well in a state with a large black population.

This is simply demographic referencing in political campaigns - done by Obama as much as the Clintons, done by every media analyst discussing and planning the campaign.

But when the Hill does it, and (horror) compliments the white working class which is part of the dems base, the BOFB misogynists call her (or Bill) a racist. How convenient and how especially unifying.

Hillary has an actual track record of political accomplishments for POC from Selma, through voter registration onward whereas BO has his identity. Yet, the AAB left "feminists" of the creative class, whose credentials as to institutional change for POC are a mystery, feel free to gather their evidence of Hillary's racist implications. That evidence consists of the opinions of other left members of the creative class. We used to call this trashing but nowadays I guess it is called analysis. By the creative class anyway.

It is not what Hillary means that counts, it is how you can twist what she says. This is the new Politics of Unity.



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