The current GOP is the spirit of what is left of centuries of genocide, slavery, and privileging: British peasants, unable to tolerate their own oppression, steal land from others elsewhere and elevate themselves above intellectuals of all ‘races,’ thus establishing the same system they criticized and abandoned, but with themselves at the top. Is this an improvement?
Class and economic disparities have existed since the beginning of time, or at least since we’ve had writing about which we are aware. The invention of white supremacy c. 500 years ago threw the specific monkey wrench of white supremacy into this social milieu of economics — it took white people who would have ended up at or close to the bottom of society’s economic ladder in England and AUTOMATICALLY placed them above ALL others on the basis of an unearned trait which they privileged with false value. This operates to minimize the effects of intrinsic, actual intelligence — -ie, real value — in favor of emphasizing ‘whiteness,’ which is free and requires no intrinsic effort or social contribution.
This distortion of what was already characterized by class inequality in the entire human race created yet another form of inequality (is this evolution? or devolution?) and established a white polity that still persists: black/brown/indigenous peoples who have intellectual capacity will not be able to exhibit it — or, if they do, won’t be credited with it (in the form of promotion, reward, $$) because their ‘race,’ immutable and constant, has already derogated and placed BBI in an inferior position regardless of intellectual capacity.
The corollary to this is that a group of less intellectual whites maintain positions requiring intellect and morality as a result of this deformation: the invention of race. And, the actual intellectuals have no voice.
The problem with subbing whiteness for intellect or achievement is that whiteness, in and of itself, has no intrinsic value above any amount of melanin; as a result, instead of having a variety of moral intellectuals running the show regardless of ‘race’, there are a bunch of guys whose demographic is grossly overrepresented and who exhibit minimal intellectual capacity, a seeming paucity of morals, and maximal devotion to the free ride of ‘whiteness.’
This is our current GOP. Sadly, this attitude also persists amongst Democrats such as Northam and other liberals like Trudeau who deliver to us, on a near daily basis, behaviors that should immediately indicate lack of capacity as a leaders.