"White extremists lash out over election of first black president"
This reminds me of Claude Raines in "CASABLANCA" when his men break up the gambling at Rick's...I'm SHOCKED!!
Future Major news headlines...
- Water is Wet!
- Fire is Hot!
- Ice is cold!
- Bear takes dump in woods!
- Hungry Lion eats Gazelle!
- Televangelist lies about Healing!
- Televangelist wants Money!
- Republican/Democrat says other side is too Liberal/Conservative
- Inbreeding of Humans causes problems!
- I will occasionally carry items from the desk of the completely obvious...
Am I advocating that these moron's aren't dangerous? That we shouldn't pay attention to what they do? God forbid...but are the people that are stupid enough to wear a white hood the real problem? Or, sadly...is it the vast majority who openly preach tolerance...but privately practice the worst kind of bigotry?
You'll discover, if you read enough of my posts, that I like to tell stories to illustrate a point...the reasoning behind that will be covered soon...so, here's a couple of true stories...
One of the only real friends I had when I was a Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff back in the eighties happened to be black. We were both young and passionate(hard to believe I was that young once...), and shared our hopes and dreams while lifting weights in the gym...
He told me once that his plan was to make Sergeant, then move back to the little town in Alabama where he grew up and run for Chief of Police...to say that I was shocked would be another news headline...he'd related many racist incidents that had happened to his family over the years in the town, and I couldn't imagine why he would go back...
"Why would you want to go back there man?"
"Because...back there they call me nigger to my face..."
"What? I don't..."
"You my boi, Duece(one of my AKA's back in the day)...but look around you...how many BBQs and parties do me and the other brothers get invited to? How about you? What few invites you got all dried up when you started hanging with me...I can handle racists...been doin' it my whole life...what I can't handle are posers...people telling me I'm cool, but never leavin' me alone around their women...or their kids...puttin' their valuables away if I do come over...givin' me that big fake smile on the street, but grabbin' their purses tighter...I prefer my racism straight up...know who I got to watch out for..."
Lest you think that's all in the past...My best friend up here in Portland is black...volunteers coaching youth football...has for years...he played his college ball up here...played Pro for years 'till he got busted up...but they wouldn't give him a key to the equipment shed...for years...everyone else had one, but not him...and Obama carried the Portland area by a huge margin...
I'm grateful to have lived to see the day that we have a person of color in the White House...maybe if I live long enough, I'll even get to see a woman President...we've come a long way...but we have so very far to go...
Sunday, November 23, 2008
THE MOST SHOCKING NEWS ITEM YOU WILL EVER READ!!!!
From the Los Angeles Times...
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