posted on Mar, 20 2008 @ 01:19 AM
As far a race is concerned, and what is truly driving a divide in those terms here in America. I have to agree with what was put forward in this
speech. I have been saying this for years, and so have many others. It's not the speech that moved me, it was the fact that SOMEONE said SOMETHING
about it finally in public. He addressed the real reason behind the current inequities we face in this country. He talked about how policies involving
race has closed doors to many white Americans over many years, he talked about how stereotypes have poisoned the Justice system, he talked about the
fact that the real enemy in this class war is corporate America, and those who feed the animal our blood, our homes, and our futures. He talked about
the need for everybody to take responsibility for this, not just one group or another, but the whole of America.
That has to count for something. And this is why I support him. Everyone has been trying to paint this issue with a wide brush for generations, and at
times denying that it exists all together. By saying stupid things like "I'm color blind", or "racism is dead", or that this culture or that
culture is just "under-evolved" or "evil" in the case of the white man. How about the notion that members of a particular group can't succeed
because of the existence of another? The only case I have found where this is true is in corporate America. WE ALL SUFFER under their rule. Everything
else is a distraction from the fact that they are stealing this country away from us, to every war they create, every lie the spew, every politician
they buy to sell their agenda, every disease they manufacture, and every crappy drug they make to cure it, only to create another problem they made a
pill for. And they charge you up the ass for it for good measure.
He addressed how silly the notion of racial discrimination and divisiveness is when measured in the weight of the blood that has been spilled in Iraq
in the name of corporations. These people aren't divided by race, only by segments of the military. I am Hispanic, my brother and I are from Costa
Rica, our parent are Cuban ex-pats, my brother serves in the United States Army, has two kids and a wife. Sound familiar? Should to anyone of any
color who has a family member or friend fighting to collect a debt for corporate America. There are thousands of stories like mine as well. And they
come from every race in the book of America. And I have been tired of this same old "baby-boomer" hawk style BS for the entirety of my conscience
life. And I'd really like to see it change, and maybe it begins now? Maybe with this speech we can be inspired to actually understand each other, and
be honest about how we feel, and actually think about what it is we can do to change this country as a country.
That's just my two cents. Take it or leave it.
[edit on 20-3-2008 by projectvxn]