“Purity test” is a dogwhistle for “poor and minorities want a voice in the party

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Now that Russiagate is all but over the neolibs have been spamming this old talking point to distract from discussions about policy.

Remember when a Democrat complains about “infighting” and blames Trumps win on it, they are talking about the infighting of poor, working class and minorities fighting for a voice in a party owned by monied interest.

When POC fight to dismantle systemic racism, when working class families fight to give their loved ones medical care they are smeared as “petty purist” by comfortable moderates and wealthy politicians who don’t see their problems as worthy of any real consideration.

When moderates blame purity tests and infighting on Trumps win they are saying that the poor and minoritys that are fighting for their rights, health care, education, and justice reforms are to blame.

This is a deeply cynical, racist, classist, take that for some reason social media and MSM have allowed to fester uncontested. This is a sick tactic by some shadowy PR firm that is targeted to silence and bully POC and working families.

When you see people parrot it you must call them out. We can’t allow the wealthy to undermine the progressive movement again. Too much is on the line.

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Tim Pool:”I was a fan of Bernie Sanders until he said white people don’t know what it’s like to be poor.” Joe Rogan:”That’s hilarious, go to WV and visit the fucking coal miners.” WVian here. He DID, and it’s on video. He asked white people from WV’s poorest county to explain poverty on camera.

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Tim Pool was on JRE a couple days ago and said the above statement. Rogan assumed what Pool said was true and just ran with it. What's hilarious is he brought up WV, my home state, and said Sanders should visit to learn about poverty for white people.

As someone who followed Bernie for a long time, I can attest that he visited West Virginia many times, and he visited our poorest county, McDowell, 3 times. He hosted 2 events drawing attention to poverty in the area, both before and after those "white people can't be poor" comments. I think the gaffe in question was really him badly phrasing an argument about ghettos. Ghettos are definitionally racial creations. It’s true that white people in America don't know what it's like to be poor members OF A GHETTO. That's different from saying white people can't be poor in general.

It's not possible that Sanders would believe there was no such thing as white poverty, BEFORE, DURING(this one's a 1.5 hour seminar almost on poverty in WV's southern coalfields. And Sanders makes it clear the point of it is to give the people of McDowell a voice), and AFTER his presidential run(and that gaffe), he has been drawing public awareness to one of the worst areas for white poverty in the country. More than that, he gave the people of McDowell a microphone and asked them to speak about their own experiences relating to living their lives in poverty.

People should give others the benefit of the doubt if something is said at face value that contradicts everything they've stood for before and after what was said. I think Sanders's comments were just a gaffe resulting from clumsy word choice. I think context + Sanders's clear history prove he believes in white poverty and is concerned about it. Finally I think some lazy-minded people looking to confirm their own pre-conceived biases screened Sanders's word choice to make him look like he didn't care about poor white people, when that's obviously not true.

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Tim Pool on JRE: “I was a big fan of Bernie Sanders . . . [until he said] white people don’t know what it’s like to be poor.” Joe Rogan: “That’s hilarious, go to WV and visit the . . . coal miners.” WVian here. He DID. Watch this 1.5 hr event he hosted in McDowell County, WV, on white poverty.

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Tim Pool on JRE: "I was a big fan of Bernie Sanders . . . [until he said] white people don't know what it's like to be poor." Joe Rogan: "That's hilarious, go to WV and visit the . . . coal miners." WVian here. He DID. Watch this 1.5 hr event he hosted in McDowell County, WV, on white poverty. submitted by /u/Gardnerr12
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IAmA a warehouse employee for Amazon. The company has been in the spotlight recently because of some politicians like Bernie Sanders talking about the poor working conditions. AMA!

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I have been working for Amazon for about 9 non-consecutive months. There has been a ton of media attention about the working conditions we face. I think some is true but some is also not. Obviously not every site is the same, but I am here to answer some questions anyone may have about it from an employee's prospective!

It's a boring topic but I think a few people may care. 🙂

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