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.
The monstrous evils of the twentieth century have shown us that the greediest money grubbers are gentle doves compared with money-hating wolves like Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler, who in less than three decades killed or maimed nearly a hundred million men, women, and children and brought untold suffering to a large portion of mankind.
Here is a short list of National African-America-Black groups that you may want to donate to. Please help keep the dream alive, cut the jive, help us survive.
Selected Individual Organizations
Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History
Black Caucus of the American Library Association
Nation of Islam
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Online
National Association of Black Journalists
National Bar Association
National Conference of Black Mayors
National Council of Negro Women
National Medical Association
National Minority Business Council
National Society of Black Engineers
National Urban League
The 1943 Detroit Race Riot was a race riot which occurred during World War II. The racial tension in Detroit during WWII increased as migration of blacks from the South to the industrial cities of the Rust Belt accelerated. A prime motivation for the migrations was the labor shortage and the opportunities to obtain factory jobs. Additional support for the migrations came also from the 1941 rulings of FDR’s Fair Employment Practices Committee (FEPC) which declared that there could be no discrimination in the employment of workers in defense industries (such as the mass production of military hardware, airplanes, tanks, and other vehicles in Detroit, a center of the “Arsenal of Democracy”) due to race, creed, color, or national origin.
I think that was meant to be a Howard Dean imitation, but I am not sure.
I understand the point, though. Always seemed to me that the Left is power-hungry, which I find creepy as a human trait. If some people want a lot of money, I do not care one bit, because it's no skin off my back - and it drives the economy.
There is a moral ambition in power, though--it can't be to make folks do what you know is really right for them--that's too corrupting--but it CAN be to prevent bad people from gaining that power. I know--who defines 'bad'?
Well, (cough), let me, I think I can define it ok. You look at the record of the various systems. Simple.
When JFK was running for the Presidency a reporter asked him why. The reporter pointed out that JFK had wealth,great looks, a grade A education, and was from a respected Mass. family. He was a blueblood in Societies blue book. So why JFK do you want to be President?
JFK responded, "because that's where the power lies"
It doesn't get any more succinct than that.
We have more millionaires in the Senate than ever. Most are there for the same reason JFK used ..power....and men who actively seek power, rather than a Cincinnatus, are dangerous men.
George Washington had to be begged to become the first President. He made it easily apparent he had no desire for a second term, yet he was begged by all to run again. He reluctantly consented. He refused athird term under any circumstances.
King George thought, as many did at the end of the Revolutionary War, that Geo Washington's asteem was so great that he could have laid aside the Constitution and become King. It was not what he had fought for or believed. He was not a man to be feared but to be honored. That cannot be said for people such as Nancy Pelosi,Charles Rangel,John Dingell, and most all of the Democratic Party. They truly believe that we should be wards of a state run by their brains...with our money.