(Originally posted: 09/04/2012)
Edits are in RED. I wasn’t able to get the original comments to show up.
I’ve been watching Mrs. Romney. I’ve been watching what other people say about her. Here’s what I’ve come up with. She is just like us. She believes that if you do good and pray (be a good girl), good things will come to you. That thinking leaves lots of room to the notion that anyone who doesn’t have nice things must not be good or good enough. It just so happens that her good thing was being born to the right parents who were able to provide and protect AND Mitt getting her home from that dance then taking care of her and their kids.
Mrs. Romney believes that her fortune is only tied to her life choices. From where she sits, most people’s lives are a direct result of their choices. And I agree with her. The difference is that I acknowledge that everyone doesn’t have the same CHOICES, starting point, options, or support systems.
Mrs. Romney managed to do what so many people haven’t. She used what she had access to, to set up a solid life for herself and her kids. Mrs. Romney probably chose the best man she had access to. And folks are mad.
Mrs. Romney, would do what she felt she needed to do to protect her way of live. If her way of life is tied to her husband, the possibility of a husband, or the possibility of her life being made easier through protecting a man so he could do the heavy lifting, she would do it, for him, for HERSELF.
Ain’t no solidarity BIH.
And in this past election, that is EXACTLY what that huge chink of white women did with their vote. They voted between the choices available to them. Scuse me. They chose the MAN they believed they had the best access to…They voted for the world they live in. From the outside, it looked like they against one of their own. But from where they sit, she, and all her independent pants-suitary didn’t align with the world they wanted. They wanted to protect the status quo: their men in power. It sucks.
When we see the marches for the latest Black person killed by law enforcement (usually a man if the media pays attention), who do we see? Black women. So ti’s not hard for me to understand, once I removed emotion, why they voted as they did.