White Males are US Majority, Says CIA-Trainee Blogger Conference
Today, I received a Facebook message from a member of Young Democrats of America, reporting on her participation, and the "information" she received, at NetRoots Nation, an onstensibly "progressive," "liberal," "leftist" bloggers conference that was founded by Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas, the owner of DailyKos. (Moulitsas admitted in an audiotape, recorded at the Commonwealth Club on June 2, 2006, that he spent two years training at the US CIA offices in Washington simultaneous with starting his DailyKos Blog.)
The Facebook message says,
Research proves that women, Hispanics and African-Americans use mobile differently than the general population. This session is designed to engage participants in a discussion about mobile technology and how it can be best used to reach women and minorities. (Emphasis added.) Netroots Nation
Women = 51% of population
Blacks = 13% of population
Latinos = 15% of population
Total women, Blacks and Latinos = 79% of population
According to US Census QuickFacts, white non-Hispanic Americans constitute 66% of the population, while women within that group outnumber men. Therefore, white men cannot possibly constitue more than 33% of the US population. Indeed, If you add up the "minorities" specified in the message, you discover that together we comprise 79% of the United States population. We comprise and we are the "general population".
The above statistics aren't perfect because of overlap between women and minority populations, but the female population alone shows that white men are not the "general population." So who is the "general population" referred to in the study? Obviously it's white men, because they are the most prominent and relevant minority not included in the list of those who use the Internet differently.
Yet, when women alone constitute a majority in the United States, how can white men ever be referred to, logically, as "the general population"? The study's result would make much more sense demographically and statistically (studies are about science, right?) if the study announced,
"Research proves that white men use mobile differently than the general population".
Meanwhile, the only way the announcement as written can be interpreted is according to the premise that, although white men are perhaps 30% of the US population, they nonetheless are "the general population". The strategic advantage of trying to convince women and Latinos and Blacks of this errant nonsense is that it encourages us to try to act like white men instead of demanding that institutions craft themselves according to the habits of the female, Black and Latino majority.
Also, setting white men up as the reference group for effective networking is part of convincing the public that white men control the country because their professional behavior is more effective, and not because they endeavor to act like a political majority when they statistically are not. (See the assertion above that white men are the "general population".)
On what basis would that be true? Only according to the "white male supremacy" paradigm that holds that in a room of twenty people who are not white men, one white man constitutes a quorum and "the majority" and the "general population" simply because he is a white man and the others are not.
It's easy to see how one could go to Netroots Nation and end up feeling like a part of the minority, even when simply as a woman one is part of the majority, statistically, in the United States. Some white men, particularly Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga, who, by his own admission, was trained for two years by the CIA while starting his DailyKos blog, are masters of disinformation. They are arrogant people who believe and assert they white men will ALWAYS constitute a "majority" in the USA, even when their numbers shrink to 20% of the US population.
Their attitude is similar to that of the Afrikkaners during South African Apartheid, who insisted that only white opinion mattered in a country where whites were outnumbered by a factor of five to one. Only with an apartheid-like mentality a group of white men that constitutes 30% of the population nonetheless refer to themselves as "the general population". http://truth-about-kos.blogspot.com/2007/08/indictment-of-markos-ca-moulitsas-ziga.html
Don't get brainswashed by WhiteMaleRoots Nation, but instead read, "The Indictment of Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA by Justice and History (Updated with Additional Information and Counts)" Their most basic statistics don't add up and tend to value white men while marginalizing others. God help us if they ever succeed in "Crashing the Gates" of the Democratic Party and declaring themselves the "general population" of the party's membership.
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