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  •  Been that way for a LONG time... (2+ / 0-)
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    gjohnsit, joe shikspack

    We went to "liberate" the Filipinos from the Spanish, while our own black people lived under peonage.

    Woodrow Wilson conscripted Americans to fight in WWI against a supposedly tyrannical dictator (Kaiser Wilhelm) while using the Alien and Sedition acts to imprison anyone who spoke out against the war for periods of up to 20 years.

    In WWII we went to war against the Nazis using units segregated by race...and in POW camps, captured Nazis in the South had more rights than black people, even those who had served overseas!

    Same bullshit during the Vietnam war.

    And, now...we applaud the Egyptians while FOX news continues to propagandize the ignorant against people exercising our most cherished democratic rights.

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