Chill Out Karen, You Can’t Speak On My Behalf

Karen is a mocking slang term for an entitled, obnoxious, middle-aged white woman. Especially as featured in memes, Karen is generally stereotyped as having a blonde bob haircut, asking to speak to retail and restaurant managers to voice complaints or make demands, and being a nagging, often divorced mother from Generation X.

Bruh… The other day I ran into a news clip that truly triggered me. Like, TRIGGERED, triggered bruh… So much so, I had to throw some new content in the vent section. 

What Happened This Time Bruh…

Let me first start by saying that I consume a lot of political news. Emphases on the words, “a lot.” I’m what news commentators would consider to be a “high information voter.” This also happens to means that I watch a variety of news shows and political talk shows. Since I’m a progressive, it’ll probably come to no surprise that most of those shows come from a progressive perspective.

A few of my news sources: Introducing A New Category: Let’s Talk Politics Bruh

I must admit, however, that from time to time I still watch what I’d consider to be, establishment news. Meaning, news that is given from the perspective of the establishment or status-quo, i.e CNN, MSNCB, NBC News. You know, the news outlets that barely report on topics like the endless wars we’re involved in because most of their revenue comes from ad buys from industry leaders who profit most from war… 

*Sidenote* If you haven’t already, read Noam Chomsky’s Manufacturing Consent and you’ll quickly understand what I’m talking about…

Anyways, I was scrolling through YouTube when I saw a clip from Chris Cuomo’s show from a few nights ago. The clip featured the brilliant Nina Turner as she faced off with Hilary Rosen, one of Joe Biden’s latest campaign strategist. 

The “debate” was going exactly how I planned it would. Nina was serving up facts and Hilary was trying her hardest to deflect and misdirect the conversation. But something happened at the end of the segment that sent y’all boy over the deep end. 

Nina was paraphrasing the now-famous but was once forgotten, words of the beloved Martin Lurther King Jr. when he illustrated how White moderates have historically stood in the way of Black liberation. In case you’re not familiar with these words, here they are in their entirety.

“I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizens Councillor or the Ku Klux Klanner but the white moderate who is more devoted to order than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says, ‘I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can’t agree with your methods of direct action’; who paternalistically feels that he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by the myth of time; and who constantly advises the Negro to wait until a ‘more convenient season.’ Shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.”

Martin Lurther King Jr. 

In the segment, Nina referred to these words to help illustrate what Biden’s real message is to not just Black folks in America, but to the entire progressives movement.

After reading Dr. King’s quote in its entirety it’s tough to not see the parrillas between Martin’s frustrations with White moderates and the current struggle progressives find themselves in when dealing with the Democratic establishment, especially in the 2020 Democratic primaries. It’s also easy to guess which side of the fight for the soul of the Democratic party Martin Luther King Jr. would have been on… 

Karen, I mean Hilary, heard Nina mention MLK’s words towards White moderates and right on cue, her white fragility began to flare up like an ugly cold sore. This clown went on to try and tell Nina Turner how she can interpret Martin Luther King Jr’s words… You know what, here’s the clip so you can see it for yourself…

(Fast-forward to 2:35 for Nina’s comments about MLK Jr’s White moderate philosophy. Fast-forward to 5:40 for Karen’s clown ass response)

Karens Of The World… Know Your Place

Before I unload the clip on these so-called “woke” Karens let me first deal with wypipo’s need to whitewash shit. Wypipo love quoting the “safe” quotes from our fallen heroes. You know the quotes like, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” The quotes that turn our boldest revolutionaries like Baldwin, and yes, even Martin, into good little negros. 

Well, guess what? We’re not going to let that shit slide anymore bruh. We’re pulling cards in this bitch, and if you don’t have a Black card, then your ass will be checked accordingly. I’ll be damned if I let another White person misquote or whitewash the actions of my ancestors just because it made them feel uncomfortable. 

Back to you “woke” Karens…

None of y’all are woke…

In fact, most of y’all are so blinded by white supremacy that you oftentimes find yourself stepping into lanes you have no business being in. Let’s take Hilary’s clown ass as a prime example. This clown had the audacity, thee A.U.D.A.C.I.T.Y to even fix her mouth to tell Nina Turner how she can use/interpret MLK Jr’s words… 

Nina Turner can hold her own, so I’m not here to protect her, as much as I’m here to give you “woke” Karens’ a message you should take to your graves.

IDC how “woke,” you think you are, you can never speak for us nor our ancestors. Let alone, tell us how we can use the words of our ancestors… 

Especially when you’re blinded by your own white supremacy. After all, where do you think your false sense of authority to regulate how and what words we can use against you comes from? This ain’t the 1800’s bruh. You can’t control our bodies and you damn sure can’t control our minds. 

That’s all I’m going to say about this shit bruh, cause honestly, this isn’t my mess to clean up any fucking way. It’s wypipo’s mess, and I expect honorable White people to handle shit like this. 

Related source: White Saviors: Fantasy Vs. Reality

I will leave you with this though… Stay in your own fucking lane bruh. Know when it’s time to shut the fuck up and listen, as well as when it’s actually appropriate to use your privilege to hold mfs accountable. 

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