Because I keep seeing people say this over and over again:
"You don't like how Obama voted on that FISA bill? Well support him MORE so he can be President and then he won't have to be such a hypocrite in the future! Because otherwise John McCain will win!"
Well guys, we had a good run at it. Couple hundred years. It was a nice go.
Now it's gone. Some people will say, "This isn't such a big deal, it's just the telcos. Sure they're assholes, but so what?"
Here's a wake-up call on the state of race in America: Why is it that Obama, half-black and half-white, is the "black" candidate who is being asked to represent blacks in America? Why is it that it is so readily accepted that he's "black," when his mother, his grandparents and the household he grew up in are all white? Why is it that being half-black makes you fully black, yet being half-white doesn't make you white at all?
In June, the DLC holds their convention in Chicago. They are, as a faction of the DNC, holding on by a string. They are desperate, and the DNC is desperate to evict them. Many of us watching closely have known that this is as much a battle between the DLC and the DNC for control over the Democratic Party as it is a battle between Obama and Clinton.
What is racism?
I had a dream (last night, but it gets kind of confused, so here goes), but in it, I was asked a very tough question. Dreams are kind of funny, because they are so abstract, so all I could do was answer my question in the more pure and abstract terms possible.
What is a person but the sum of their hopes, fears and experiences?
If so, then what is a racist but someone whose fears have outweighed their hopes, and is no longer balanced by their experiences.
In 2004, Barack Obama said, "There is not a blue America and a red America. There is only a United States of America." At the end of the day on Tuesday, many pundits claimed that he had changed his tone, that he was now speaking about a black America and a white America, but I will beg to differ: There is only the United States of America, it is fundamentally the same for us all, though our experiences are unique and defined by our perspectives and our communities.