Originally posted by skyshow
Palin owes the American people an apology!
----->>>> Hey Palin: Community building is a noble cause!!! Ever been to South Chicago? Anyone who graduates law school from an Ivy League institution
and goes to somewhere like that to roll up sleeves and get to work doing good rather than take the cushy and plush well paying Wall street job is a
true American hero, and a hero to me. I find your comments rather insulting to say the least and certainly not representative of "the people". What
"people" is it you're talking about exactly? You owe the hundreds of thousands of social workers, psychologists and other community builders and
workers one huge apology, but even more, you owe millions of Americans one!
Could it have anything to do with...
[edit on 4-9-2008 by skyshow]
I actually lived on the south side of Chicago as a teenager. The residents constantly complained about the run down buildings they lived in, the
abandoned vehicles that littered the streets and alleyways, the graffiti that covered the wall, and the ever present crime that made it unsafe to go
out at night. At one point these were all nice, blue-collar, working class neighborhoods.
The problems cited above were not of the city or the government's making, but that of the residents themselves. Rather than try to make improvements
to their own neighborhoods, that would have cost them nothing such as picking up the trash around their buildings and on the streets, calling to have
abandoned vehicles removed by the city, or painting over the graffiti that covered most building surfaces, they did nothing.
Most were even too lazy to place their trash in the garbage barrels provided by the building owners. They'd simply toss it out their windows into the
alleyways, expecting someone else to clean up their mess. They'd relieve themselves in the stairwells rather than use the plumbing provided, then
complain to the building owners about the smell.
They didn't believe it was their job to help maintain the community, it was somebody else's. They'd whine and cry to the city about their living
conditions, and at the same not lift a finger to help alleviate the problem.
The former residents of these neighborhoods, didn't require help from the city to keep their buildings and streets clean. They took pride in where
they lived, and took an active role in keeping it that way. Community Organizers were not needed.
Most of the crime was perpetrated by the children of these same people. They had no respect for other people's property, and when someone did try to
improve their own living conditions, they'd be sure to thwart them by breaking out windows, spray painting the walls, or harassing the person for
trying to improve their situation. for those who wished to pull themselves up out of the muck, it fostered a sense of hopelessness.
The supposed community organizers were for the most part, all talk and no action. If running their mouth could get something done they were all over
it, if it required any real work or effort on their behalf, it didn't get done. Somebody else was expected to provide the labor and foot the
As for Barack, his activities on the south side of Chicago were simply a means to launch his political career. Everyone knows that. He ingratiated
himself to powerful black community leaders like Wright, because he knew they could introduce him to the right people, and help cull the black vote
for him. He quit working as an organizer by his own admission after three short years. The neighborhoods he worked in are no better off today than
they were oh so many years ago.
CNN profiled both McCain and Obama a wek ago, and actually showed some of the neighborhoods he formerly worked in. Not surprisingly, they're still
ghettos. If this is an examples of his executive abilities, we're all in trouble if he gets elected..
Why you believe Governor Palin owes him or anyone else an apology eludes me..
[edit on 4-9-2008 by LLoyd45]