They are indeed human and cooler than white people, just generally speaking. And delightfully different. With a much better sense of humor. And they dance better too.
I’ve always found Sioux Rose a hoot with all her jeremiads against the generic “we.” Well, this website is called “Common Dreams,” is it not?
To me, this psychological inability to be “we” also bespeaks of a preciousness and refusal to be fully engaged in American matters such as what the CIA does in our name.
What a distraction, with distraction being precisely the target of my own jeremiad. And putting something where the sun don’t shine is an allusion to blackness, right? Now which is more racist, the word “Negro” or the coy expression “where the sun don’t shine?”
In either case, it was James Baldwin who said that someday white people were going to wake up and realize that there weren’t enough black people to go around.
Baldwin was better than Siouxrose on the subject of “We.” But never mind him for the moment, It is I speaking here. And I tell you, we are Americans. And we need to take responsibility for the terrible mistakes made in our name, otherwise we have no chance whatsoever in correcting them. We can at least feel sad or sorry about them, can’t we? That would be a start. Or should we admire the great intellectual detachment of Siouxrose and other people living behind walls whether built of stucco or psychological projection? I don’t think so. What’s the use of somebody asking how many angels can dance on the head of a pin? So remote, Siouxrose, come back to earth, the earth needs you, it’s in trouble, can’t you hear it call?