CBR12 Bingo – How To
So obviously Stacey Abrams got robbed. She mentions this pretty early on, and if you’re unaware, the idea that her opponent in the race for governor was also the presiding election official, in a state that is gerrymandered to hell, and suppresses the crap out of the Black vote is beyond satire in its ridiculousness. The additional fact the Kemp has allowed so many people to die from Covid through corruption and ineptitude (he’s clearly an almost travesty of a person) when Stacey Abrams could have been governor is absurd in the most French existentialist of ways.
So what is this book and why am I reading it? More than a political memoir, and thankfully, way more than a policy book, this is a how-to guide to exist within unfair strictures that reward white male participation and attempt restrict everything else. Unlike a lot of books, this looks at a practical and intersectional understanding of the world of politics and tries to make sense of how to move forward, not for me the voter who has no issue voting for the first Black governor in the US (come on Virginia!), but for the person who might find themselves running in such an election. It also clearly works in smaller ways of running an office, working a job, or participating in organizations that have been traditionally in terms of maleness and whiteness, in whatever ways they have been. It’s a solid book in those terms, and through all this, it IS the kind policy book we actually need, a political ethos that demonstrates an entirely capable person who will address the issues of the moment, when she’s positioned to. It sounds like I am using a bunch of weasel words, but what I really mean here is that Stacey Abrams is clearly the real deal, and the issues of 2024 or 2028 will be different than they are right now, and she will still be the real deal. So her specific policy ideas feels less important than orientation and capacity.