Back on June 30th during the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, there was an incident at the Stonewall bar, the origin of it all. A Black Transgender woman stood up to speak and read a list of Black Transgender People and Transgender People of Colour, and she was shouted down and heckled by gay white men. DJs played music louder to silence her. The bar owners tried to have her arrested. Gay white men have pretty much gained the social acceptance they want for themselves, and don’t care about anyone else.
That, is Mayo Pete and his supporters in a nutshell, a privileged gay white male who is part of the establishment and doesn’t care about anyone who isn’t white or gay. Michael Harriot of The Root rightfully calls him Mayo Pete and other things which I agree with but won’t repeat myself. After Harriot posted that item, Mayo Pete himself called up Harriot.
Buttigieg doesn’t just come from and grow up in white privilege and establishment, he embraces it. He works for and serves the 1%ers, and they happily support him with money because they know he will server their interests.
He fired South Bend’s Black police chief for opposing racism and then replaced him with a racist murderer, and then oversaw a reduction of the number of Black police officers in the city. His response to his failed promise to hire more black cops?
Buttigentrifier intentionally forced poor people out of the city to “improve” it for wealthier white people to nove in.
He supports and promotes for a hate group, the Slavenation Army, because he will never be in need nor face being thrown out into the street to die of cold in mid-winter.
He defends Chick-Fil-A’s donations to hate groups, accusing critics of “virtue signaling”.
And now he’s saying “I’m not racist, I have Black friends” to rehabilitate his image.
Those who continue to support Buttigieg at this point (primarily white gay men) are like white republican who support Cheetolini. There’s nothing he can do wrong in their eyes. He’s not “one of us”, he’s one of them, one of the 1%ers’ stooges, and serves only his own careerist goals.
Buttigieg would be as bad a choice as Biden. It’s clear that those with wealth and power wouldn’t mind him as a gay president, not in the least.
Sean Boyd says
Cheetolini is now my new favorite moniker for the current occupant of the White House.
In first learning about Mayo Pete, I thought he seemed like a nice enough guy, but without anything resembling the experience needed to be a national-level politician. It showed up in him not really having anything resembling specific ideas on how to tackle major issues. Now I’m convinced his ‘solutions’, when finally presenting them, would be pretty worthless.
I used to call him Annoying Orange, but that never caught on. I’ve also heard Trumplethinskin.