Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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After school shooting, Tennessee supermajority expels two Black Representatives

A dictatorship of the majority against any minority is anti-democratic

We, humans, can have all the correct reasons for what we feel, think, and do and still be wrong. This is a good example. A low day for the USA.

Livid about losing six people in yet another school shooting and the House unwilling to deal with it. That’s all it took these two young, proud, long-haired, Black, male Representatives to identify and side with the crowd. The conservative supermajority went on to expel them. They talked about decorum but they just rationalized their upset feelings. These two Democrats were with the People. The supermajority was standing up for itself. We, the People was replaced by We, the Representatives.

No awareness or admission that proud Black young men taking over feels threatening to the White majority. Racism at its best. I don’t mean that these Whites fancy segregation etc. Rather, they got scared. A prime sign of racism is the often-unaware tendency to control. Non-Whites can exist but only in the White context. This is not unique to racism. We see the same in sexism. She’s reduced to a footnote in a men’s discussion.

Kudos to older, White Representatives who voted against expelling them. Hard to stay proud as Whites? Just be like Gloria Johnson. You don’t have to be a saint; you don’t need to be perfect; you don’t need to be a progressive or Democrat; you only need to stand with the downtrodden, as also the many White anchors in these clips show—and President Biden.

One of the three rebellious, proud Representatives was not expelled by the skin of her teeth—probably the color of her (White) skin by one vote.

And to people who want to just label this Woke, over-the-top nonsense I will say: You can only claim that if you ignore how you feel about this. If you are really enraged by these two Black men, the question is: Why?

The Tennessee Three spoke truth to power, and it didn’t take kindly to it.

The two were not expelled because of breaking with decorum or House rules, for wanting gun reform, or because they were Black, but because they had the chutzpah to be proud, young Blacks. In the racist mind, they don’t need to be slaves, but they should know their (subservient) place.

Maybe it’s time for “Black Votes Matter” and “Black Voices Matter.”

Democracy means majority rules while taking all minorities into account.

What just happened is the opposite of the disgrace we see all the time. I mean anti-equality people who are hijacking democracy to fight it. They should be expelled. But, people feel that’s ‘anti-democratic.’ It’s not. It’s protecting democracy from spreading supremacy, hatred, and violence.

Here you have the MSNBC YouTube clips in chronological order:

It a pleasure to hear the eloquence of the Tennessee Three.

NB: It is known that the algorithm of YouTube pushes clips related to the clips you are/were watching. Not here!! I had to dig them all up myself. Even the computer (programmer) gives the impression of being racist.

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