Chris Rock interview

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With Frank Rich. Go read it, it’s one of the most incisive things I’ve read in a long time:

So, to say Obama is progress is saying that he’s the first black person that is qualified to be president. That’s not black progress. That’s white progress. There’s been black people qualified to be president for hundreds of years. If you saw Tina Turner and Ike having a lovely breakfast over there, would you say their relationship’s improved? Some people would. But a smart person would go, “Oh, he stopped punching her in the face.” It’s not up to her. Ike and Tina Turner’s relationship has nothing to do with Tina Turner. Nothing. It just doesn’t. The question is, you know, my kids are smart, educated, beautiful, polite children. There have been smart, educated, beautiful, polite black children for hundreds of years. The advantage that my children have is that my children are encountering the nicest white people that America has ever produced. Let’s hope America keeps producing nicer white people.

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  1. The oligarchy (1%) decided against allowing the first women to be the president in favor of the first black to be president. Of course they promised the woman that she could be the next president. The oligarchy in the United States decides who will be the president in exactly the same way that the world’s oligarchy decides who will replace Mubarak or Saddam or Gaddafi or Maliki or whomever. We all go out and vote for one of two candidates, a Republican and a Democrat, either of whom will govern in essential the same way if elected. The people don’t pick the candidates, the oligarchy does. That’s why nothing ever changes. And why the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. We are all delusional and the 1% knows that.

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