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by mnicholson0220, Wed Mar 26, 2008 at 08:57:43 AM EDT
Apologies in advance for quoting a piece in its entirety. Hope this doesn't get me banned. It's just ... such a beautiful piece, and taking snippets from it would not do it justice. In hopes of mitigating my badness, I attach a poll wherein you can indicate whether your experience matches Goldberg's at all.
AND I would also add something to what Goldberg has said: "If you care about racial equity in this country, it's time to stop yapping and DO something." As Royal Bank of Scotland says in its ads: "Enough talk. Make it happen."
by djjimz, Thu Nov 09, 2006 at 02:10:00 AM EST
I don't like it when someone talks to me in a condescending or patronizing manner. And, if he does it more than once, I'm gonna call him on it.
He might as well, know me and who I am, on all things political.
I would just hope, if its his first time meeting me that he would stick around for awhile before passing judgment on me and maybe get to know who I am inside. I've probably lost a few potential friends in my lifetime, because they judged me, by their first impression.
by BL Angert, Tue Jul 04, 2006 at 08:02:56 PM EDT
Americans were under attack. It was September 11, 2001. Ultimately, this peace-loving country initiated all out war.
The United States sought a broad coalition;
however, the President and others were willing to go it alone.
This nation, its leaders, and citizens concluded their safety and stability were being threatened. Our countrymen thought enemies were everywhere and thus, the battles began. Policies were adopted. The idea of privacy was altered. The Patriot Act
was drawn and passed. The National Security Strategy for the United States of America
People throughout America were ready to protect themselves no matter what the cost. Aggressive reactions were booming. Americans declare loudly, "You are either with us or against us." If you choose to terrorize me or mine then you will be taken, "Dead or alive!" Thus, the cycle began again. America believes, when threatened, we must aggressively attack.
by BL Angert, Mon Jun 12, 2006 at 12:41:53 PM EDT
This post was written for the family at My Left Wing. I believe what occurs there is universal. Thus, I think sharing it here is apt. We all struggle to communicate well, to get along with our neighbors. Kos, My DD, Booman, and the Village Blue too are diverse communities of people with similar focuses; yet, at times, our differences are more visible. Therefore, I think people here might be as interested in inviting a dialogue as individuals are elsewhere.
This was intended to be a short statement, a response to a discussion. I was writing a missive on the subject, similar in scope, though not in tone. My intention was to offer a well thought out essay. I was going to present political posturing as evidence for what we as humans do. However, once the comment was complete I concluded the personal might be more effective.