A Confederacy of Denial, by Tom Tomorrow

The progress from Western colonial global expansion, and the construction of American wealth and industry on the backs of enslaved Blacks and Native peoples, followed by the abrupt "emancipation" of the slaves and their exodus from the South to the Northern cities, has led us to our current divided society. Divided by economic inequities and unequal access to social resources, the nation lives in a media dream of social harmony, or did until YouTube set its bed on fire. Now, it is common knowledge that our current system of brutal racist policing and punitive over-incarceration serves the dual purpose of maintaining racial prejudice and the inequities it justifies. Brief yourself on this late-breaking development in American history here.

A Confederacy of Denial, by Tom Tomorrow

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A CONFEDERACY OF DENIAL
THIS MODERN WORLD
BY TOM TOMORROW
© Tom Tomorrow 2015

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[Confederate 1] Guns aren't a problem in this country!

[Confederate 2] And racism is a thing of the past! Duh!

[Confederate 1] Also there's no global warming.

1. WE MUSTN'T POLITICIZE THE TRAGEDY

[Confederate 2] It's much too soon to start casting blame!

[Confederate 1] I'd suggest waiting a couple of decades -- to make sure we have sufficient distance!

2. WE SHOULDN'T ALLOW OURSELVES TO BE SIDETRACKED.

[Confederate 1] Just because a White supremacist opened fire in a historic Black church while denouncing Black people --

[Confederate 2] -- I don't see why we have to make the whole thing about race!

3. OBVIOUSLY, THIS PROVES WE NEED MORE GUNS.

[Confederate 1] How can we protect ourselves from all the nutjobs walking around with guns out there --

[Confederate 2] unless EVERYONE is HEAVILY ARMED AT ALL TIMES?

4. LIBERALS ARE SOMEHOW TO BLAME.

[Confederate 2] You know, with their -- um -- permissiveness, and everything.

[Confederate 1] We might need to work on this one.

5. AND OF COURSE -- THIS WAS JUST ANOTHER ISOLATED INCIDENT, FROM WHICH NO GREATER CONCLUSIONS SHOULD BE DRAWN.

[Confederate 1] That's right! An unfathomable act, entirely devoid of context -- as usual!

[Confederate 2] I blame "evil."

[Confederate 1] Yes -- "Evil" is VERY bad!
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