posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 12:31 PM
reply to post by peggy m
Great analysis and response.
I so agree with the part about this being exactly the kind of thing that will give them excuses to strip even more of our rights and freedoms...this
kind of extreme talk. And it's why I said in the OP that this kind of talk is dangerous...to them and by extrapolation to us all.
When I shhh'd them that was exactly what was running through my head...you're trusting everyone here when you say these kinds of things...trusting
that they agree and will not report you...THINK it but don't say it.
I remember some of the discussions about the situation with Obama when he was running and elected. About the extra security details...the extra
vigilance. They're hyperaware there is no doubt that for him more than any president before him this is a real and present danger.
And as for the part about how much hatred built up against one man so very fast...there's a lot of value in that too. It's not been tempered at all.
Whether he's the victim of the cumulative effect of the past three decades or the intersection of a few very bad situations exacerbated by the fact
that he is black or whatever the reason is, it does seem that there is a disproportionate level of hate and discontent today, and even criticism and
blame that started on virtually day one of his administration against all logic, when he couldn't possibly even have had the time yet to make a
single difference. There's something inherently wrong there too. Things that are so very broken take time to fix.
(And oh, by the way, I didn't vote for either party either. I neither blindly support nor criticize anyone. And your grandma was a wise woman who
stuck it out with you. Maybe he'll have the wisdom and the strength to stick it out too and we'll finally see some results that people can't argue
with. Against all odds, it seems.)