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When we consider presidential candidates; we should ignore who they say they are and pay attention to who they really are; as evidenced by their past record in the case of many politicians and their public statements.
In the case of “Old Line Republican Families” like the Bushes; we need not and indeed should not give much credence to their public statements.
Their past record? Mostly a fabrication maintained for the simple-minded who won’t bother to dig. And let’s face it. In the case of the Bush Family, the digging can be done with a stiff paper-clip.
Scratch! Scratch! Let’s see what we found.
ADT; the security corporation with a long history in the home security business has begun a new ad campaign featuring Ving Rhames as the spokesperson and effectively as the symbol of safety in our homes.
I; for one; am happy to see this particular development. I believe it is a positive sign when a big, burly, black man is placed in the position of representing home safety rather than the older stereotypical associations of large black men as a threat to our safety.
It isn’t the end all and be all of racial healing. It isn’t going to get anyone a better chance at an education or decent job by itself.
It is; I think; a sign. A sign that it has become; “Ok” to use a black man to be synonymous with white people being safe in their homes. Actually I am just a bit more excited about this than I let on. It’s a pretty big deal. It shows; better than anything I have seen yet that America’s attitudes are changing.
That title and the inspiration for this article are from the article by Michelle Goldberg, The Nation; the link to which you may use to read that article first if you wish, though it is not a prerequisite. It is an excellent article and I recommend it highly.
For those who choose not to leave the environs of your humble Angyman; the article rightly points out the predominance of “angry white men” on the list of American terrorists, mass murderers, and freaked-out, loony tunes, running the streets with assault rifles; killing members of various groups, races, religions, and cultures; for various reasons revealed, and not of late.
The line that caught me; that made me sit and write this, is “the most common type of American terrorist: a white man with a weapon and a grudge”; and I thought; “What else?”; “Who else?”
I am not entirely clear what the other major cultures of the world were doing with their young people for the last two-thousand years but in the Western (read that White), European culture we are taught to believe that:
Check out this video
I give you; ” The Next President of the United States of America”
If we have any sense.
But then; that is always a debatable question; isn’t it?
I don’t support her just because of the issue addressed here but because she insists on
BOLD-PROGRESSIVE-POLICIES (even though she isn’t running as of now)
What we need is BOLD-PROGRESSIVE-POLICIES; NOW!!
What we need is Elizabeth Warren