Robin Morgan on Clinton v Obama
Louise Livesey // 20 February 2008
Robin Morgan has written an excellent piece on Comment Is Free about the Democrat race for nomination and pointing up some of the fallacies of the campaign and what real social change would mean. For example:
Goodbye to pretending the black community is entirely male and all women are white …
Surprise! Women exist in all opinions, pigmentations, ethnicities, abilities, sexual preferences and ages – not only African-American and European-American but Latina- and Native-American, Asian-American and Pacific Islanders, Arab-American and – hey, every group, because a group wouldn’t exist if we hadn’t given birth to it.
From Comment Is Free
She also wishes to say goodbye to (amongst other things):
- The idea that everything Bill did is Hilary Clinton’s fault.
- The idea that Obama must pass as white and Clinton as a man to win the nomination and the election
- The idea that black feminists voting for Clinton are “race traitors” and white feminist voting for Obama are “gender traitors”
The goes on but this one is truly memorable….
Goodbye to an era when parts of the populace feel so disaffected by politics that a comparative lack of knowledge, experience and skill is actually seen as attractive, when celebrity-culture mania now infects our elections so that it’s “cooler” to glow with marquee charisma than to understand the vast global complexities of power on a nuclear, wounded planet.