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  •  Enemy? (1+ / 0-)
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    Mark Mywurtz

    Nice word.  We can never move forward that way.  

    The sequester is the new Republican immigration reform plan. Make things so bad here in the US that no one will want to live here.

    by Mote Dai on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 01:26:34 PM PDT

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    •  Do you really think HE is the problem? (1+ / 0-)
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      mrkvica

      I read that comment twice and I just felt sad.

      Somehow, I doubt that if I invited Plantsmantx out for coffee, he'd truly treat me as an enemy. But yeah, seeing all of us together as his adversary seems like an understandable conclusion, depending on where he's come from and what his experiences have been along the way.

      And that one "nice word" doesn't change reality either way.

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 02:32:12 PM PDT

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      •  Very hard to say (0+ / 0-)

        It seems a lot of people here would defend this attitude, which is a natural consequence of division on the part of all comers.   As long as it remains popular to divide people into "us" and "them" it will be hard to move forward.  

        Touch all that arises with a spirit of compassion. An activist seeks to change opinion.

        by Mindful Nature on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 04:47:48 PM PDT

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    •  Who will (2+ / 0-)
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      never "move forward"? Most black people and the enemies of black America? Of course we won't "move forward". That stands to reason. As a younger person who didn't know any better (and even as a not-so-young one who should have known better), I empathized with them despite how they felt about me. I now see that as having been a huge conceit on my part.

      We were the canaries in the coal mine over and over, to no avail. At this point, I'm about ready to say to hell with it. Let them go on deluding themselves about themselves by slapping an exclusively black face on every "social pathology" even as they sink into the quicksand of those very "pathologies". In the meantime, we should forget about becoming "real Americans", concentrate on being the best black Americans we can be, and when they say "It's those blacks", we should just smile, nod, and watch them sink.

      •  Who? (0+ / 0-)

        Americans, that is who.  

        The sequester is the new Republican immigration reform plan. Make things so bad here in the US that no one will want to live here.

        by Mote Dai on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 03:07:46 PM PDT

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