Originally posted by centurion1211
You can slam the source all you want to,
May do that later on but for now I will address your OP and your source.
Progressives are the folks who, in the 1960s, could easily understand that urban riots that took scores of lives and destroyed billions in
property were an inevitable reaction to racism, poverty and despair. They could empathize with the rage of campus radicals who burned down the ROTC
building and bombed the Pentagon.
While i do not condone violence as the necessary answer to everything, given the circumstances and the odds against their voices being heard as a
racial minority and outcast back then I dont blame the civil rights protestors for their anger.
WND also left out the fact that 1000's of
blacks lost their lives, the casualties of minorities were more because the laws and opposition to the civil rights movement outnumbered them.
billions worth of property destroyed? What about the billions stolen off the backs of black americans over the centuries?? I think there were some
acts of vandalism, damage that could not be tolerated regardless of what side, but the anger was justified back then. The alienation was
The times of the civil rights movement were "real" situations where people were actually barred from voting, fellow americans were barred from
travelling to many places in their own nation. Barred from basic constitutional freedoms. The WND crowd who claim they are now "marginalized" have
nothing compared to the circumstances of blacks at that time.
The "dirty, immoral war in Vietnam" explains why the "finest generation we have ever produced" is behaving like this,
So says the website that spouts the same anti-commie rhetoric used back then to justify these wars.
Yet, they cannot comprehend what would motivate Middle America
Comprehend? Whats there to comprehend regardring this attitude? Its insulting
that you fellas are now using the civil rights movement in the
60's to justify your personal ideological reasons for trying to drive the country socially into the ditch.
"Whites are not only more anxious, but also more alienated.
Alienated? The last time I checked, around 220 million americans are registered white, thats roughly over 70% of the population. Whites still verymuch
have a sway in the path of this country. Lets consider the facts and comparisons of WND crowd (whites) compared to the circumstances of blacks back
in the 60's.
Back in the 60's
blacks were mostly prevented from voting, literally, and individuals like Ron Paul voted
to maintain voting outlets
for refusing minorities.
whites still verymuch have the power of voting and still dictate the path of this nation. They take up 70% of the voting population.
They assume 80% of federal and state governments.
back in the 60's
blacks no matter what experience they had were still nevertheless rock bottom in the income and job reference.
there is still a large gap in income and wealth between blacks and whites and it is growing
40 years following the civil
The result: In 2004, a typical black family had an income that was only 58 percent of a typical white family's. In 1974, median black incomes
were 63 percent those of whites.
and how are the ethnic groups fairing in the recession?
and yet the white rightwing feel alienated? Im sorry but they certainly dont represent every white person in this country in this consensus.
The low unemployment rates of the 1990s led to positive gains in the black/white income ratio. In 1995, the median black family earned 60.9% of
what the median white family did. By 2000, the ratio had climbed to a record high of 63.5%. The effect of the 2001 recession and the weak economic
recovery was to undo all of those gains?and then take away some more. By 2005, the median black household earned only 60.2% of the median white
household, 0.7 points lower than it was in 1995. 3
They feel their actions are the same as justified as those during the civil rights movement? What an insult
for them to even compare themselves
to times back then for minorities. Its rather interesting aswell as I'd like to ask where were the WND crowd during the 60s? where the hell were
they during the 60's during the march against unconstitutional bars to freedom for their fellow americans??
Did you know that the vast majority
of whites in southern and middle america opposed lifting unconstitutional segregation laws back in the 60s?
diminished their confidence in government, corporations
If this had really something to do with their confidence in government and corporations, WND would have popped their heads the minute Bush decided to
further deregulate and invade back in 03'. But no, they kept shut
until ofcourse 2008.
Moreover, the alienation and radicalization of white America
What a joke, seriously.
[edit on 20-10-2009 by Southern Guardian]