Tip My Hat
Date: Jun 5th, 2008 10:36:06 am - Subscribe
Weapon of Choice: History Book
I realize that this has been a long and drawn out primary season. Even I have felt the affects of election fatigue, and have had to give myself a little break from the rhetoric race. But the end is in sight, as I am sure you are well aware, Barak Obama has gained enough delegated to be the democratic party's pick for presidential candidate.. Noted and Respected this is clearly a historic moment, not only for African Americans, but for all of us as a whole. I think that this victory alone is a sign that America may be, I repeat, may be, a bit more ready and willing to change and progression than I thought, or perhaps the power has shifted to a different position that we cannot recognize yet.. but that is a tangent I will not get into...
However, Barak (my love), is not the focus of this note. Hillary Rodham Clinton is! The junior senator from the magnanimous empire state, my home state of New York, is also a history maker. And if I am being honest I was a Hillary supporter until Barak came along. And before that I was/ and still am.. a supporter of Dennis Kusinich (oh my , a white man, go figure)... This woman has managed to leave her mark on this country and in history above and beyond all of the drama that surrounded her husband as his ..misconduct. She is a great leader, a brilliant politican and policy maker, and has persued her dream with courage and ambition. And simply because she has not won the bid, I would not consider this a failure by anymeans.
I have been disgusted by the mudslingging that has gone on from both sides of this campaign, especially those that have included the spouses of the candidates. In the case of Hillary I have been particularly ashamed of the allegations that she could not fulfill the job because of her gender. People grow up! I would love to have an election where we choose purely on credentials, not race, not gender, not religion, not sexuality, but on policy alone..gosh thats a novel idea- choosing policy makers based on policy implementation.
As for everyone wanting Hillary to just concede defeat, that notion is purely insulting. None of us would give up on something we have worked so hard for.. "just because" everyone said so, she is Human like the rest of us! She will graciously bow out when she is ready... How quickly we forget and move to criticism. I may ot have voted for Clinton but I am not ashamed to say that I have deep respect and appreciation for what she has done, and what she will continue to do for this country and for history.
Good Luck With That
Date: May 11th, 2008 9:12:05 pm - Subscribe
Weapon of Choice: Spaceship
My friend just sent me this link- it was laughter inducing. But not the jovial, joyfilled laughter that comes from infinite moments..this is the kind of nervous, manic, oh my god, laughter that causes insomnia and depression.
Not to be melodramatic but.. doom is the word/ feeling that comes to mind. If 2008 elections don't go the way I want. I am moving... to the moon.
The Content of My Character
Date: Mar 24th, 2008 8:53:15 am - Subscribe
Weapon of Choice: Hugs not Slugs
Race Race Race.
Personally, I have tried to stay away from this race issue that has been satiating the air these past weeks, along with government scandal. Which, I will admit is out of character for me. But I am weary.
What needs to be understood about Rev. Wright is that he is right. And by right I mean correct. Racist comments? Are you joking? He is merely speaking the reality and gravity of the black experience in America, in no uncertain terms, and just because no one wants to hear about it does not mean its is..wrong or racist. So, yes, history would show that America is not made for people of color. It may have been built by people of color, but we certainly do not have an equal stake in all this country has to offer. Okay?
The man has the right to say whatever he pleases. Freedom of speech, remember that? Bull Conner said what he wanted and no one complain. Woe is the white man, how hard it must be...
Honestly though, I am all about equality and hope and change but reality is at the root of it all. We need to work with what we have, and we've got racism, classism and sexism and a bunch of other "isms" that suck, but i believe that they can be improved. Out situation as a whole cannot get better if we try to appease the majority by pretending these vehicles of oppression don't exist. I certainly wont.
Barak On Race
So yeah. Racism sucks.
We cannot let this side track us. My number one issue right now is the economy. We aren't all black but we are all broke.
One time For Ya Mind
Date: Mar 19th, 2008 9:39:46 am - Subscribe
Weapon of Choice: Salt Shaker
Just something to think about. Here are some articles detailing the end of free press- beginning in 1990's following the Gulf War. Basically all the news we see now is Pentagon approved..so my advise- believe none of what you hear..half of what you see and take it all with a big hunky stroke inducing amount of salt.
I am simply at my end. This war is sick. Beyond politics and oil- its bullshit- people are dying and we the people are being lied to so that we wont do anything about it!
I want to give up, but then I know that we can't be just allow this government to defeat us like this. Remember I'm running for office in 2020. Ill get things done!
Media Ga Ga
I'm your puppet
Float on people...
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