Race matters in the Charleston shooting because race was the motivating factor to the shooter. It matters because the victims were members of an historically marginalized segment of the population. It matters because the very building in which the shooting took place is every part of both that history of marginalization and the attempts to overcome it. Finally, it matters because if he were brown skinned we'd have zero problem calling him a terrorist. By the way, he is a fucking terrorist.
|Canada kicked our asses in 1812. That was his comeback. |
So the South couldn't beat up a country that got its ass kicked by Canada. Let that sink in.
If I flew a Mexico flag in my yard the same idiots who think it's okay to fly the Confederate Battle Flag would be indignant while missing the irony of the entire exercise.
I am so fucking sleepy.
I'm going back to bed.