We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Gwynnie has noted on TV and in news bulletins the extreme division of the African-American community in New Nairobi, LA. Most of them are gentle people of the deepest, most sincere faith, which comes through in everything they say. The other part resembles the most lawless areas of Africa: Nairobi, Darfur, and Somalia, and their shameless, smirking appearances in huge numbers on TV may well deepen the residual racism in the United States, which is not what we need. Black looters have even been shooting at the police, military helicopters, air ambulances and rescue boats, all of whom have had to cease or suspend vital search and rescue operations.
One would think that the Rev. Jesse Jackson, National Urban League President Marc Morial, and NAACP President Bruce Gordon would get down a to New Orleans as fast as possible to use their powers of persuasion to halt the anarchistic looting and bring order. But no; what is the NAACP’s current concern? Justice Roberts, whom they strongly opposed in a press release yesterday, August 31, while New Orleans and Mississippi writhen in agony!
Gwynnie says the media’s favorites in the African-American leadership appear much more interested working in their personal interests than in the interests of the people they purport to support. (She actually said, “pampered, over-stuffed, self-important, self-promoting political windbags”).
Update: Gwynnie heard on the radio last night that the country's African-American leaders ARE doing something about New Nairobi -- they are telling the maimstream media not to show pictures of the looting and riots. If you censor it, it didn't happen.