Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Politics of Race

The democrats have never really gotten it.

When Lyndon Johnson was forced to force Congress to pass civil rights legislation it was REPUBLICAN Senator Everett Dirksen from Illinios who kept prevented a filibuster by the southern democrats who were opposed to the legislation.

Hmmm...the civil rights movement started in the south....George Wallace, then governor of Alabama swore that integration of the schools would never happen.

The senator (Hillary Clinton ) was quoted as saying King's dream of racial equality was realized only when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

I guess I must be stupid. You see I REMEMBER the newspaper articles about Rosa Parks being arrested in Montgomery. I REMEMBER the civil rights workers both black and white that were killed. WOW a couple of people actually were convicted of those crimes over 30 years later. I remember how at our high school one of my friends was arrested for wearing a black power shirt. I REMEMBER how all the the students at that high school both black and white walked out in protest. I REMEMBER when having black friends got a white person called a n*&&^% lover.

I REMEMBER. Which is more than Hillary can say.

What if LBJ had not been forced to push this legislation?

Would there still be lynchings?

Would civil rights workers still be killed and their bodies buried in unmarked graves?

Would protesters still be subject to water canons or bullets such as met the war protesters at Kent State?

Would there still be segregated water fountains and restrooms?

LBJ did not do shit. His ass was forced to do something because this country was torn apart. All he did was give people the mistaken message that the Democratic party really cared.

Hope everyone now knows the truth.

Monday, January 07, 2008


Mike Huckabees' feeble attempts to actually fit in and be a viable candidate concerned with the issues finally died in a church in New Hampshire where he spoke of christians being in 'Gods' army'. Excuse me, I did not know that God was recruiting 'soldiers'.

I keep reading : Preach the gospel and baptize. Doesn't sound like 'Uncle Sam Wants YOU'.

Does it?

Friday, January 04, 2008

Why I Am NOT Voting With The 'Christian' Right

Obama and Huckabee.

Who'd 'a thought THAT six months ago? Voicing that prediction would have gotten you committed faster than Lindsey Lohan or Britney Spears into some serious 'political thought rehab'.

Here we go with the 'evangelical thing' again. How the Christians have to 'take back' the world and society for God.

Well if we really believe that we are truly, "ONE NATION UNDER GOD", then we are assuming ourselves to be UNDER the protection of God, that He is active and in control. So then if we as Christians really believe that then why do we waste so much time trying to have dominion over a society and country that we already don't have dominion over because we are under God. I personally can not possibly imagine me being able to thwart the will or providence of God.

Hey I am all for doing good a matter of fact I am all for everyone doing good works. It really is a 'one another world' we live in. There isn't anyone I know, christian or atheist that would not agree that it is good to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. As a matter of fact..the atheists I know treat me a heck of a lot better than some of the more 'religious' people I know. Hmmmmmm.

Back to the topic.....the business of the church is to preach the gospel. I have heard the gospel and the more I hear of it...the more I reject the notion that the christian right should speak for me, tell me how to think and tell me how to vote. The business of any Christ or God minded person should be:

To do justice, to love mercy and walk humbly with your God; and love your neighbor as yourself. Frankly, being the person I takes up most of my time just living by those words.

Yes my country is important to me, and I am going to vote for the person who in my mind, will do what he is called to do, what he swears to do, with his hand on a Bible, and that is: Defend the Constitution of the United States of America.

We live in a country where it is important that ALL citizens are treated as being equal, where ALL citizens are free to achieve as much as they desire to, and where all citizens when not able to care for themselves can count on a system of justice and equality to provide for them.

I am voting for Barak Obama.