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    That's amazing.

    Might wanna come and visit Black Kos more often and see what folks are saying there.  You and I both know I'm not the only person to see the world in the terms I'm describing.  

    Never have I said that people who have legitimate criticism of Obama are racist.  Not one single time.  

    Yet, over and over again, we are told that RACE has nothing to do with anything.  It's like a new America has suddenly emerged with the election of a black President.  

    Suddenly, the waves have parted and racial issues no longer exist.  Anyone who thinks the man is being treated with discrimination by the hostile media, by the sterotypical language, by the infantalization and the over-the-top criticism is a "race baiter."

    Your site was once a stronghold of Liberal values.  It is no longer.  It's become a mosh pit of intolerance.

    Respectfully...because I know you love this place, even if you work for it.  And, you know that I do to...since I spend so much time here.

    Peace...

    •  Two in the past two days. Not two ever. The... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...number of people here who say that race has nothing to do with any of the attacks on Barack Obama is extremely small. And those who do so are fools. But not every criticism of him is based on his being African American.

      Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I'll tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 07:48:44 PM PST

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      •  You are... (2+ / 0-)

        an incredibly intelligent and well-spoken individual whose words carry great weight, as they should.

        You know as well as I do that my original comment insinuated nothing other than the constant and unrelenting criticisms of the President are out of control and whether it is always true or not, many believe (and I believe rightly so due to a clear pattern of historical discrimination) that this has much to do with the color of his skin.

        Every single black man of importance in the last century was called a "Socialist" or a "Communist" and most often by figures within the US Government--A. Phillip Randolph, W.E.B Dubois, MLK and almost ever black intellectual one could name.

        It was racist then and it is racist now.

        Again, most respectfully, this group that you say is "small" and "fool(ish)" is operating quite successfully under the cover of legitimate concerns.  They are having a fucking field day...and good Kossacks...are leaving because of this.  You know this.

        Re-read those comments to which you have provided links.  There are responses there that should be of value to everyone there in Kosland.

        Address it, because the ugly is showing all too much.

        •  Mandela was called communist (0+ / 0-)

          and socialist even though he never uttered a socialist sentence. He just called for his people to be freed.  Powerful truth there. Code words like communist and socialist are so old they don't fool some of us who have lived enough and seen the depravities of white racism practiced with force.

          scientia potentia est - Francis Bacon "...knowledge itself is power."

          by factPlusContextAlmostTruth on Thu Nov 25, 2010 at 09:57:45 AM PST

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    •  I agree with your writing here. (0+ / 0-)

      "infantilization" is a new description I will use becasue I have seen a lot of it here re. Obama bashing.

      scientia potentia est - Francis Bacon "...knowledge itself is power."

      by factPlusContextAlmostTruth on Thu Nov 25, 2010 at 09:48:58 AM PST

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