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  •  Well...it's pretty creepy, actually (2+ / 0-)
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    yoduuuh do or do not, George3

    because I can see Wall St holding out its hand to the black community and offering them a deal. Basically the same way that white Southern aristocrats have done to white working-class Southerners for generations. "We don't have to fight--we're all on the same side, really! Just work with us and you'll become successful just like us!"

    It never turns out well.

    In this instance, apparently picking out a few highly intelligent, highly charismatic black men to push to the highest levels of political power, (and maybe eventually a few black women as well) is what's being offered in exchange for the black community standing down on issues of civil liberties and poverty. Voting rights being the one exception, I'm guessing because as long as the black community plays ball on all the other issues, Wall St is going to, for the first time in history, really want them to vote.

    There is no way for a citizen of a Republic to abdicate his responsibilities. ---Edward R. Murrow

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sun May 25, 2014 at 01:49:34 PM PDT

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    •  Wow, I was wondering if (2+ / 0-)

      I was the only one thinking what you're thinking.

      In this instance, apparently picking out a few highly intelligent, highly charismatic black men to push to the highest levels of political power, (and maybe eventually a few black women as well)

      I look at BO and ask, "how?"

      I believe the conservative party is recruiting very early and very heavily, mentoring young people they see with potential, in urban areas. Not as conservatives, but as dems.  Then these new up and coming 'dems' upend the usual political progression, and there they are - in power.  

      Any proof? No.  Maybe I'm full of it.  I just can't figure out how so many anti-labor, pro-capitalist neo-liberal dems manage to get elected in urban areas.

      The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

      by dfarrah on Sun May 25, 2014 at 03:12:25 PM PDT

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      •  Because (0+ / 0-)

        since about 1980-85 the American working class at large hasn't voted for its interests and hopes.  It gave those up and now votes its resentments and defensively.  Can't champion a class that has no solidarity and few hopes and doesn't think of itself as having much of a future.

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