Thursday, January 10, 2013

The poetics of Obamanation

Richard Blanco, Symbol of Diversity, Selected As Obama’s Inaugural Poet |

When I read his "poem", all I hear is self-indulgent whining against reality. How dare, how dare America (once) have a recognizable racial and cultural shape that does not match my little victimist immigrant ego?

Which is now the only reason you were chosen.

The essence of "diversity."

Mr. Blanco writes:  My poetry and I are not exclusively aligned with any one particular group—Latino, Cuban, queer, or "white."

Notice who gets the honor of the scare quotation marks.

What a total piece of crap.

And you can apply that to what or whomever you want.

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