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  •  After the Tuskegee Experiment? (3+ / 0-)
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    After decades of Lynching?  After nearly of Century of broken promises on Equal Protection, on Voting Rights, on simply being allowd to LIVE, with disenfranchisment continue even within the halls of the Department fo Justice to this vary day - people seriously think it's out of bounds to bring down some legitimate criticism on how America has adjectly failed to fulfill it's own promise to itself and to Black Americans?

    You gotta be kidding me...

    Vyan

    •  God Damn America (0+ / 0-)

      That's legitimate criticism?

      It will go over really well with the swing voters we need to win in the fall.  

      Good point.

      Voting rights are our most important rights because all the other ones depend on them

      by markusd on Thu Mar 13, 2008 at 06:31:31 PM PDT

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      •  I'm going to state it (0+ / 0-)

        When we went to war with Iraq, God Damn America. (This is rhetorical rather than literal because I'm an athiest.) Now accuse me of being an America hater. Yeah, I spend hours each day on this site trying to get a Dem elected because I hate this country.

      •  It's not Obama's Criticism (0+ / 0-)

        and not part of his campaign strategy (unlike Ferraro, Rendell, Wolfson) but since you brought it up ..what is the proper rhetorical response to situations like Tuskegee - where medicine was deliberately withheld from Black men suffering from syphlis just to document their gradual deterioration, blindness and death?

        That's a Mengele Level Atrocity.

        To this very day, we have Blacks and Women being purged out of the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ, and people who'd been involving in Vote Caging African-American Soldiers serving in Iraq rewarded with a post as U.S. Attorney.

        If this doesn't bring a few epithets to your lips, you might need defribbulation.

        The point is these are wrong actions taken by America, that doesn't mean America itself it wrong.  Deliberately confusing criticism of what America has done - with what America IS  - is merely a tactic to stiffle all dissent, legitimate or not.

        Also how does this stand against McCain and Pastor Hagee who basically said "God Damned New Orleans":

        All hurricanes are acts of God, because God controls the heavens. I believe that New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God, and they are — were recipients of the judgment of God for that. The newspaper carried the story in our local area that was not carried nationally that there was to be a homosexual parade there on the Monday that the Katrina came. And the promise of that parade was that it was going to reach a level of sexuality never demonstrated before in any of the other Gay Pride parades. So I believe that the judgment of God is a very real thing

        Yet McCain is standing by his bigotted man.

        So is it more justified to say that New Orleans deserved what happened to it, or to say what Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson said about 9/11 being the fault of ...well everyone.

        the abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked and when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad...I really believe that the pagans and the abortionists and the feminists and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way, all of them who try to secularize America...I point the thing in their face and say you helped this happen.""

        Vyan

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