Skip to main content

View Diary: Bill Maher Guest A Dangerous Unconscious Racist With A Pen (VIDEO) (41 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  he was saying that it was imperfect but (0+ / 0-)

    set the stage for further progress which is now much more inclusive. That is literally what he said.

    ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

    by James Allen on Sat May 11, 2013 at 08:03:36 AM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  But he was denying that (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Chi, OnlyWords, gramofsam1

      any revolution in those parts of the world that are not white and/or Christian can be compared to the wonderfulness of the 1776 revolution of white males against white males who while winning, adopted many of the same belief systems,  because they might/will/can impose sharia.   My point was that two hundred years ago there was a type of sharia law imposed on females and males not of caucasian skin.  How is that different from what happened in 1776??  Yes the seeds of democracy were planted.  But for some of us, women, people of color, the fruits were still not fully realized two centuries later.   For many, the battle for equal rights continues to this day.

      I get that he accepted that the 1776 revolution was imperfect and that it sewed the seeds for the future.   But I also heard an open bias that said those "other" people cannot have a good revolution because in the future they will NOT fix their mistakes as did the people of the 1776 revolution.  In my view, the people who wrote the constitution, who did the revolution did not fix their mistakes.  It took the women, the people of color, demanding their rights to equal access, and the help of those white males who agreed with them, to push hard to start the change.  It took another war; it took lots of hard work, lots of loss of life nearly 200 years later to get some of the fixes.  The battle rages on.   Perhaps in places where the revolutionaries do not believe women or those who look and believe differently than they will still have to struggle for many years.  How is that any different?

      For me, it was clear what that jerk was saying.  
      Revolution where white skinned Christian males retained power = good revolution.  Revolution where "others (as in not white skinned male Christian males) gain power = not good.

      “We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.” Louis D. Brandeis

      by Jjc2006 on Sat May 11, 2013 at 09:03:09 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site