Yeah. So TMZ had a tape of 15 year old Justin Bieber's dumb ass giggling his way thru an impromptu performance that included charming lyrics like "there'll be one less lonley nigger if I kill you I'll be part of the KKK".
We flocked, in all our rage filled thousands, to weep. To express emotion and anger. We went to the only place one can go in difficult times such as these and I mean by this we, individually and respectively clicked to our personal haven within the internet.
I went to Son of Baldwin as is my wont. Son of Baldwin is where you go to get schooled with such intellectual gracefulness and careful depth of thought that one week's conscientious study and reflection will give your brain orgasms. For certain folk who have long since become lifetime graduate students at heart (and mind) willfully devoted to ever more compassionate, clear and piercing analysis of race, class, gender and sexuality from a marginalized perspective rather than seeking to perpetuate the normative status quo then SoB's provides daily literature and lessons to keep you sharp; you will find yourself addicted to his salon. It's even a sort of challenge after awhile to see if you can ever come close to forcing your own intellect through the rigors that must exercise a mind as disciplined and vastly read as Son of Baldwin.
But also it's a great place to hang out and chat and rant hence one other reason I lurk about.
The discussion that took place was not, in point of fact, about Bieber himself, not really. Because basically Bieber's actions and words were unsurprising, underwhelming and not worth the dialogue, in and of themselves. Instead with his inimitable ability to crisply identify the true issue worth pursuing SoB pointed out that the discussion was really about the perpetuation of white supremacy in America. Clearly, Bieber is not a Klansman, and even if he were offered membership he wouldn't join.
But the underlying truth of Bieber's adolescent giggly song is that he was aware enough to still count himself lucky to be part of the exclusive club of White Men. He got the joke and knew how to break its point down to the essence.... because Whiteness. Even at fifteen, Bieber knew that being a White Man in America was always a better bet on even its very worst day than the best day of a nigger's.
To offer greater perspective let me add that Son of Baldwin shared an article from the blog Rhymes With Snitch about black celebrities who were being vocal in vouching for Bieber's creds as a bonafide non-racist. which served as the opening piece for discussion which shifted along a wide range of perspective throughout the day.
So I offer to you my un-edited, un-rehearsed, off-the-cuff rant on the imminently rantable which I have chosen to call...
RANT/Bring the NOIZE ....Regarding Justin Bieber's Dumb Ass
He's laughing and giggling while he says it: he gets the joke: those silly niggers, so glad I'm WHITE; that is white supremacy in a nutshell. Bieber was expressing textbook racism. Do I think Bieber is about to run lynch a black man in a fit of temper where he feels his whiteness is disrespected? NO, I think not. He's the type , however, to feel comfortable explaining his actions to a closed group of whites about how he grew up with the word nigger and it's just a thing that describes "certain types of people"; not Usher or Whoopie or any of his Friends,say. But maybe those OTHER types, you know what I mean? *nudge, nudge* Do I think he's absolutely 100% the type of white person who engages in those conversations of The Values of White Supremacy without being smart enough, conscious, self aware enough to understand that his conversation is in fact representative of such values, yes yes #yaas.
Yeah he's not a conscious hater. He's not a hater who would physically harm any individual with violence in the name of racial supremacy. He is the OTHER kind of racist, the one who will always perpetuate white supremacist values unto the next generation and the next because he is dumb as fuck and doesn't understand that his words signal to millions of whites that even tho he sings soul music (or whatever you call that mess) and dances like Michael that he's still part of their club: he's still a White Man in his heart.
We gotta stop excusing and making distinctions between Racists who actively engage and passive agressive racists whose racism is so low on the radar that they seemingly are excluded from the big bad ugly club of white supremacy because they are only really Dumb as Fuck. Nah, fuck that noize.
Basically, white folks gonna have to get a grip and stop with all the mess they call "jokes". Yeah, no. As my dear mama often says "Ain't nothing funny, goddammit". Their ways and language have to change.
And they have to do the work of consciousness raising on the ways in which white supremacy is kept alive thru their modes of thought, action and language, actively and passive aggressively. They will have to go deep in order to free themselves of their hate shackles because some of them fools still clanking around all slow and loud and jangling acting like they don't see or hear them shackles and then want us to join their game of Emperor's New Clothes.
Forget that, son. I SEE YOU, FOOL!
This concludes Politrixie: UnPlugged's RANT/Bring the NOIZE of the day.