Recently Kos posted a diary declaring we Liberals had won the culture war.
Yoohoo! Rah team! Good Job!
I am assuming it was an effort to appease the corporate Dems that it was now time for the Liberals to sit down and shut up.
Well I see a few holes in his pronnouncement.
What holes? you may ask.
Things like LGBT's not having the right to employment comes to mind:
In the reprimands Bullard accused More of running background checks without properly signed authorization, failure to report to a supervisor about problems in other departments, using her position to seek revenge against another for personal affront, questioning the authority of a supervisor, questioning the authority of the mayor to look at job applications for potential employees, failing to maintain order and contributing to disorder at council meetings, and for contacting the media.http://www.gaystarnews.com/...
However in a conversation that was recorded by Town Councilman Jared Taylor, Bullard hinted at another reason.
‘I would much rather have, and I will say this to anybody's face, somebody who drank and drank too much taking care of my child than I had somebody whose lifestyle is questionable around children,’ Bullard said in the tape recording obtained by WBTW News 13.
Then there is the outrageous story out of California where eugenics are alive and well, and paid for with our tax dollars.
And we have the largest number of people incarcerated in history. Now that prisons are privatized they are going to fight tooth and nail to keep their slave labor.
“We decided that the only weapon or strategy … that we have is our labor, because that’s the only reason that we’re here,” said Melvin Ray, an inmate at the St. Clair correctional facility and founder of the prison-based group Free Alabama Movement. “They’re incarcerating people for the free labor.”I wish them well knowing they will all be punished for doing what we imprisoned by debt refuse to do-STRIKE
And then there is the inequality. Not seen on a scale this deprived in all of Americas recorded history. People with no homes are shot, beaten and baked by law enforcement using their power in order to make this EPIDEMIC not be visible.
It has gotten so bad the United Nations has found our country to be violating the human rights of those unable to find housing.
The U.N. Human Rights Committee in Geneva on Thursday condemned the United States for criminalizing homelessness, calling it "cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment" that violates international human rights treaty obligations. It also called upon the U.S. government to take corrective action, following a two-day review of U.S. government compliance with a human rights treaty ratified in 1992.http://www.alternet.org/...
"I'm just simply baffled by the idea that people can be without shelter in a country, and then be treated as criminals for being without shelter," said Sir Nigel Rodley, chairman of the committee in closing statements on the U.S. review. "The idea of criminalizing people who don't have shelter is something that I think many of my colleagues might find as difficult as I do to even begin to comprehend."
The Committee called on the U.S. to abolish criminalization of homelessness laws and policies at state and local levels, intensify efforts to find solutions for homeless people in accordance with human rights standards and offer incentives for decriminalization, including giving local authorities funding for implementing alternatives and withholding funding for criminalizing the homeless.
Those recommendations run counter to the current trends in the nation. Laws targeting the homeless—loitering laws that ban sleeping or sitting too long in one public spot, or camping in parks overnight—have become increasingly common in communities throughout the country as homelessness has skyrocketed.
Wholesale financial scams-crickets
So, you will forgive me if I don't join you on your happy go lucky bandwagon.
There are humans that need me to keep fighting.