The Epistemology of Race Talk.-From The Nation.com
Republicans are Literally Bad for the Health of Our Nation. From the blog RepublicanDirtyTricks.com
In a society consumed with suckling on the nipples of nonsense known as Snooki, we are in desperate need of a revolution. This revolution needs to occur not only physically, but most especially mentally. Many recent protests throughout the world have led to historic paradigm shifts of thought and leadership. We have seen the results of uprisings from Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Syria. Citizens of these countries reached a boiling point that tyranny and greed could no longer control. They aspire(d) to live in a world, more representative, of what we.. here in America …often take for granted. Peaceful and violent demonstrations, both combined to help usher in the dawn of a new age of freedom never experienced before. In a country used to freedom, we are also in need of a revolution.
We live in the big house on the hill of democracy, but many folks here find it hard to be free as they battle concerns of poverty, racism, class warfare and corporate greed. We have a Congress that is self-absorbed and so deeply embedded in the bowels of corporate fat cats that it’s no wonder that common folks keep getting the short end of their shit. We have seen spirited protests that have mostly remained non-violent in places such as Wisconsin and Ohio. People in these states were protesting attacks on unions that have been vital to some of our most needed professions. Police, firefighters and teachers and their many supporters, gathered in unison to be heard peacefully. People in our country are under constant pressure to feed their families, maintain adequate health-care, and keep a roof over their head. In this era of unprecedented foreclosures, it is truly a miracle that more violence hasn’t already occurred. Unless we experience a revolution in our mindset, we may be near our own boiling point, as the water in the pot is threatening to flow over its sides.
We need a revolution, and it needs to be in our minds before it reaches our fists. We need to regain compassion and civility for our neighbors. Their property, loved ones, and feelings…need to be regarded with as much respect, as we expect, for our own interests. We need to look at those less fortunate and not reduce their humanity because they have one less loaf of bread than we do. Instead of worshipping the scripted facade of “reality television”, we need to learn how to be the playwrights, directors, and performers in our own version of this very real world. Snookie’s titties may be big, but they are hardly “real” and certainly not revolutionary.