posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 09:36 AM
Originally posted by kinda kurious
Hmmmm. There may be merit to the suggestion........
South Carolina Congressman Who Screamed at President Obama Fought to Keep Confederate Flag
The Confederate Flag as a symbol of racism is twisted, wrong and ignorant. It's a symbol of states rights. An affront to federal tyranny. If some
race-hating jackass started carving the peace sign into the foreheads of his victims would it eventually be known as a racist symbol? Sure it would.
Look what Hitler did to the swastika? 3,000 years of peaceful meaning and then one moron turns it into the devil's tattoo in a decade.
I want to see a news source spring up that doesnt have any 'pundits' or 'op-ed' garbage. Just a printing of unedited audio and video recording
along with transcripts of events.
I guarantee it will be a colossal failure. People seem to really enjoy all of this misdirection, emotion-jerking and choir preaching bull. And the
disseminators/purveyors of such tripe make bank off of every 'controversy' they drum up.
It gets us nowhere but right back where we started.
People are conditioned to their little boxes. Today I read an op-ed by this Hassan guy poking fun by combining the protestors who dont want to lose
their medicare with the protesters who are opposed to government run healthcare. By combining them he made all protestors out to be some moron living
in contradiction and as such not worthy of listening to. I thought, how stupid do you have to be to fall for this crap? Then a co-worker came in and
asked me if I had read it and how funny it was all the protesters were morons. Then they go off on the "why is it okay to blow billions on some war
but not on our health" as if those two things were the only options?
All of these idiots are locked in their little boxes and to suggest or mention anything that doesnt fit in either box gets you branded a radical and
put on some list or laughed at then ignored.
I'm getting really tired of this. Really, really tired. 30 years of this crap with no end in sight is getting old.
So lets all get huffy about whether or not some dude is racist and whether or not that caused an outburst. Because lord knows that's far more
important than finding out if the Pres was actually lying and looking at the terms and conditions that may make the accusation true and working to
correct the obscurities that make such accusations possible. Of course an outburst at a moment that may or may not be racially motivated is far more
important than how a bankrupt country spends a few billion dollars in the coming years.