Friday, November 05, 2004

Last Word Blog: Boing Boing: My Modest Proposal: The U.S.A.R.?

Last Word Blog: Boing Boing: My Modest Proposal: The U.S.A.R.?:
Just noticed an extremely intelligent and impassioned comment on the recent posting from BoingBoing about liberal states seceding from the union. Wow, not only do we love our bookstore customers, but we love our online readership. This is great stuff the everyone should read.

"Anyone who'd consider a northern secession movement is thinking and dreaming in white. There are millions of disenfranchised, ignored people of color in the South, and the DNC has never bothered to organize them...or even listen to them. When Jesse Jackson and PUSH and Operation Vote and the Rainbow Coalition organized voters of color in the '80s, leading to a wave of Democratic victories in Congress, the DNC's response wasn't, 'How can we continue to include black Americans in our party,' but 'How will this phenomenon further our goals of getting white people elected to the posts of highest power?' While calling Jackson 'unelectable' (that year's codeword for Black)."

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