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  •  I Don't Really Understand The Desire (8+ / 0-)

    People have to conflate the two.  Every struggle is unique.  I assume your comments here are directed to Rachel Maddow.  I haven't seen her show recently so I don't know if she proclaimed that the Voting Rights Act thing was no big deal or what... it doesn't seem like she'd see it that way.

    Too Folk For You. - Schmidting in the Punch Bowl - verb - Committing an unexpected and underhanded political act intended to "spoil the party."

    by TooFolkGR on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 12:27:46 PM PDT

    •  I saw this one. (4+ / 0-)

      And thought she did a great job talking about both.

      "Let them all suffer in poverty, pollution, and war." - My recommendation for the 2014 Republican campaign slogan.

      by just another vet on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 12:32:48 PM PDT

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    •  We are similar and yet never the same (0+ / 0-)

      Dearest TooFolkGR …

      I saw the show you reference and the one on the 27th. I listened to Rachel on this weeks Meet The Press and I read her writings.  If you click on the links associated with her words in my missive you will travel to the actual transcript of her program. I also recall Chris Hayes comments on All In.  He too did not feel that he was as joyous as he would have been were it not for the weight of the Affirmative Action and Voting rights opinions.

       I understand that the part is not the whole. I contemplate what I think critical – a healthy tree in the forest does not ensure that the other flora is fine. I think of President Johnson and The Great Society. The intent was to consider and attend to the whole, which as I invite us all to do.

      I offer no divide only the veracity that as similar as issues and people are, they are never the same. The mere element of time alone offers insight into the variance. Color and class too, I think cannot be ignored. Nor can or will I ignore Rachel's own estimation. The change came quickly. Again I offer the "Roots" of African-American History and the historical origins of homosexual expression for your review.

      The time and circumstances are not nearly the same. That each addresses civil rights is true. However, sadly, I believe, people prefer to discuss the joy and not the pain, the "win" and not the loss of rights. Color and Class?  I wonder and ask, what occurs when we ignore the whole and the fuller State of the Union.

      May life bring you peace, prosperity and pleasant dreams being the best and your reality...Betsy

      It is only the giving that makes us what [who] we are. - Ian Anderson.
      Betsy L. Angert BeThink

      by Bcgntn on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 03:17:33 PM PDT

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