Monday, August 11, 2008

Those 'UNpatriotic leftists'

“no matter what happens the left will say America is worse”

That's what I read on

To me, there are always at least two sides to the story…and America does not always do that which is right. For instance, do you know of the American general back in the Huk insurrection back after we occupied the Philippines following the Spanish-American war? This general issued an order: “Kill every Filipino male over ten years old.”

Rah, rah, rah America!

DISSENT is ALSO patriotic. If the Neo-Cons want to stop Americans from pointing out America’s flaws, then here’s how to do it:

“Naturally the common people don’t want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, IT IS THE LEADERS of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is TELL THEM THEY ARE BEING ATTACKED, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY.”

The above was said Field Marshal Hermann Goering, at the Nuremberg trials...and, sadly, he was right.

Are African-Americans racist for supporting Obama?

The emotions of the blacks who support Obama because of his race is really NO different from the emotions of the WOMEN who wanted to vote for Hillary. Are all those women sexist, then? By your definition, they would be.

When one has been downtrodden and degraded and given less opportunity for most of his life because of his color or gender…or his religion, his family background, what part of the country he lived in, his hair color, his accent, his disability, WHATEVER IT MAY BE that makes him different from the majority, it becomes VERY difficult not to root for, support, and vote for someone like oneself.

Why did the evangelicals support the Republican candidates so strongly until recently? “He’s one of us!”
Women supported Hillary - “She’s one of us!”
Arkansas supported Bill Clinton - “He’s one of us!”
Catholics supported Kennedy - “He’s one of us!”
Austrians supported Arnold Scwarznegger - “He’s one of us!”

And it’s not just in politics -

Louisianans rooting for Green Bay - “Brett Favre’s one of us!”
Americans rooting for the Chinese Olympic basketball team against any other country but the U.S. - “Yao Ming’s one of us!”

You get my point. You may not publicly agree with me,but you DO get my point.

We are in a REPRESENTATIVE democracy, ,kctim, where ONE VOTES FOR WHOMEVER ONE FEELS WILL BEST REPRESENT ONESELF - and the desire for that representation often goes beyond frankly simplistic political beliefs.

Truly, who represents blacks in America better - McCain? Or Obama?

Finally back

Thanks to all my (thus far nonexistant) readers out there for their patience. Took some time off from maintaining this blog, and it's time I got back to work.