Hi again, folks!
This is another quick FYI. As always, I will post here whenever an article in my Eccentric Entries blog is appropriate for Uncommon Comments.
The article in Eccentric Entries concerns the new "Black Lightning" TV show and how it resonates with me. It is not for those who are easily offended or who subscribe to simplistic answers to complex problems. Click this and find out why!
The overall blog is located here. There are many articles to choose from. Visit often!
Once again, I expect to return to this mostly political blog in the near future.
All the best,
The celebrated racial "melting pot" that is America is not enough for some people. Instead, they seem to find the realities of race too daunting to dare face with accuracy and care. Even today, decades after Mickey Rooney's ill-advised and horribly stereotypical turn as Mr. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), there remains a real problem with the accurate portrayal of race in America as applies to real individuals.
The day I first noticed that the preceding existed as something wrong in our nation directly relates to the most tragic day in modern American history: September 11th, 2001. The horrific events of that day shaped the America in which we live today, yet amidst the televised images of Islamic terror in America came the image of Americans emerging from tragedy to raise Old Glory within the pit of destruction that was the World Trade Center. Three men, all white, took a moment to express what all Americans felt that day, that we would stand strong as a nation and defy those who would bring terror to our shores. It was a moment of resistance frozen forever in time, preserved for the ages thanks to nearby photographers. Why, then, did the proposed statue of the firemen present them as black, Latino, and white? Was the photo not clear enough? Did the sculptor wear sunglasses while preparing? Was there some valid reason why the races of the firefighters were to be changed in the artwork? The sad answer is "no," for satisfying the nebulous requirements of the "politically correct" push for multiculturalism does not constitute a true rationale.
My dear New York Democrats, I ask you to remember that Republicans (like me) and Independents can't vote in your upcoming Primary. It is up to you to cast your vote responsibly. Are you going to give the lying populist named "Hillary Clinton" our state's blessing to continue her campaign of deception? Are you going to be part and parcel to her march to power?
It's not that this candidate is a woman. The fact that she is and trades on it shows how shallow her campaign truly is. No, it's about issues, facts and truth, not gender. We should all feel free to vote against her despite this candidate's absolutely false claims that failing to support her is a blow against women. The truth is, voting against her strikes a blow for a better America as a whole. The last time I checked, "America as a whole" includes women.
Could you vote for a purported "champion of minorities" who casually makes statements that invoke the worst of black stereotypes and then rests easy while the Democrat machine shields her from the inevitable fallout? Hillary committed yet another verbal gaffe recently when she and NY Mayor Bill DeBlasio conducted a "comedy" skit in which they referred to the alleged tardiness of blacks via the derogatory term "C.P. Time" (Colored People's Time). Since the pair has seemingly forgotten the scope and usage of basic English, I'll explain it to them: Words have meaning, and the meaning of words--especially offensive ones--does not change or lose impact when spoken by certain groups. "Colored People" is an old and offensive term, as is the N-word and other slurs against blacks. However, Mrs. Clinton benefits from a Democrat-based double standard that fosters the idea that (A) all Democrats are fair and color-blind and (B) that slurs, when spoken both incorrectly and exclusively by minorities, are perfectly acceptable.
The Democrats performed this sleight of hand by not rallying its usual troops of activists and slanted media against the use of the slurs in the above manner. That is, if the N-word was in wide public use by Caucasians, the Dems would decry its use as proof of a GOP conspiracy and spread fear within minority communities. However, since minorities are largely the ones publicly using slurs about themselves in self-destructive fashion, the Democrats simply ignore the issue as to keep the fatted calf that is their most dependable voting bloc placated. The end result is that the Dems foster the perception that they are the champions of the minority community, but actions from prominent Dems such as Mrs. Clinton belie their words.
Hillary is typical of Democratic candidates and the party as a whole. They excel in lumping groups together so they can pander to, frighten, or misdirect target demographics en masse. So, don't be a lemming. Don't vote for Hillary. Don't reward the most visible Democrat on Earth for her party's duplicity. Don't join the herd in jumping off a cliff. Ask yourself: Do I really want to empower a lying Dixiecrat who lacks sufficient political adeptness to avoid being caught in her own duplicity? Do I really want to reward someone who continues to place herself above the law? Do I really want to vote for a candidate who's backed by the very people she claims she's pledged to fight against? Do I want to vote for a candidate who belittles the very people she claims to champion?
For the sake of this nation, I hope your answer is no.
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