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  •  I'm an idiot. (10+ / 0-)

    Guh. I'm sorry for this comment. In my rantings about Imus, I had my own Imus moment. What a jerk.

    The Common Good, Equal Opportunity, The Right to Privacy, Accountable Government, Respect Abroad.

    by flernk on Sun Apr 15, 2007 at 03:17:09 PM PDT

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    •  You're probably just fed up with Imusgate. (3+ / 0-)
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      gkn, flernk, flumptytail

      As I have said elsewhere, The issue has gotten all the attention it deserves, but enough already. Can we talk about the assault on our democracy now?

      •  Just the beginning folks. (1+ / 0-)
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        This is only the commencement of racial tete a tetes. The issue has been brewing for well over a year. It started with the white male bashing through television commercials. Then it has continued with the racial slurs with "Kramer," Michael Anthony Hall, etc. We also have Imus, Duke lacrosse players, sports segregation ("lack of black baseball players," no white cornerbacks or running backs, etc.), rap music double standards, a bounce back in serious white flight (as opposed to "normal" flight), etc.

        Escalation of racial tension, unfortunately is going to become much more predominate. In recent history, roughly the last one hundred years, it has become the "rinse and repeat" cycle. The cycles last about 25-30 years and now we are at the end of a war/racial tension part of the cycle.

        Cycles consist of BASICALLY liberal, war, and then conservative:

        liberal: 1900, 1930, 1960, and 1990 (decades)

        war: 1910 (WWI), 1940 (WWII), late 60's into the 1970's (Vietnam), and NOW (2000's)

        conservative: 1920, 1950, 1980, and more than likely 2010's.

        The point is that from the war transistion period to the conservative one, racial tension increases well into the conservative part of the cycle.

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