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2009 September 20 — Why Now?
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A Post I Don’t Want To Write

Like Jimmy Carter, and Fallenmonk, I grew up in the South. I saw the “White” and “Colored” signs on drinking fountains, rest rooms, etc. and I learned the things that weren’t said, and what they meant.

As Fallenmonk noted, when Saxby Chambliss tells Obama to show humility “don’t be so uppity, boy” comes through loud and clear.

When Rep. “Joe” Wilson yelled out “You lie!”, I understood the rest, he didn’t have to say it. The fact that he yelled it over a provision concerning undocumented immigrants should leave no doubt in anyone’s mind that he’s a through and through member of the Sons of the Confederacy who wants the flag of the Army of Tennessee flying from every public building to remind people “of their place”.

The whole immigration issue is overtly racist. You don’t hear any calls to build a wall/fence between North Dakota and Canada, hell, most of that border isn’t even marked.

DCap notes that the White House is trying to ignore the situation. They seem to think that if you ignore the signs, the birthers, the whackos, they will all, eventually come to an agreement in the best interests of the country. This has the same level of reality as the Republicans bargaining in good faith to produce bi-partisan legislation.

After LBJ got the Civil Rights laws passed, I had high hopes that during my lifetime I would see an end to racism. It is a whole lot better than it was, but it is nowhere near over. When times get tough the haters come out of the woodwork. A lot of people want someone to blame, and the haters are happy to oblige, as they specialize in scapegoats.

September 20, 2009   9 Comments