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  •  Because "AMERICANS" Are Not Under Attack. (1+ / 1-)
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    A few ghetto Blacks are under attack. It's very difficult to overstate just how few.

    America is not a country where large masses of mainstream people feel under an authoritarian boot, and so feel broad camaraderie with one another against an oppressive state.

    The numbers involved here are so tiny they're negligible.

    When the 63 March on Washington happened, it was put together by thousands of not individuals, but thousands of organizations of many kinds all across the country.

    And even that vast operation was viewed by the populace as a minority event; Blacks were under 15% of the population then more or less.

    Americans are under economic and political attack but it's slow, below the radar and nonviolent virtually everywhere. THere isn't an example anywhere in history of what's happening to AMerica, first, because there's never been a large comfortable middle class anywhere any time in history before the mid 20th century. ANd there's never been a superpower where such a middle class was dismantled and had their country taken away from them.

    There's no model for this, it's not comparable to Syria or Arab Spring or the European conquest of Natives, the Soviet or French revolutions, really nothing.

    It's not surprising that no crystalizing figure or movement has come to the fore with a plan.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 05:20:12 AM PDT

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    •  HR'd for the LIE. This is about a few "ghetto (0+ / 0-)

      blacks"?  In readng the entire post, you might have meant that differently than it reads and if explained, I'll remove my HR.  But that paragraph has got to be one of the worst I've read in all my reading on this.

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