Sat Jul 6, 2013, 09:35 AM
M Kitt (208 posts)
Religious Intolerance and Racism, Birds of a Feather
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Another link, the first (slightly revised) article was first posted on the "Race & Ethnicity" thread as The Evolving Face of Racism in our Nation.
Comments? Thanks again.
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Religious Intolerance and Racism, Birds of a Feather (Original post)
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Sat Jul 6, 2013, 06:06 PM
Number23 (24,502 posts)
1. Yep! We know this all too well
There was a story in GD yesterday about a group of Jewish girls in Isarael being targeted because they were hanging out with African migrants. Sometimes I think this crap is never going to die.
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Sat Jul 6, 2013, 11:20 PM
M Kitt (208 posts)
2. Yeah, #23, lots of Intolerance including support from much of the MSM.
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The problem is systemic, it's not going away any time soon since the Conservative segment of our society broadly approves of Bigotry, they don't even seem concerned about covering it up any more.
Just a question of which particular "Target" of opportunity they're going after at this particular time. As I've mentioned in the original comment, those targets change as necessary to meet their Political/Economic goals.
Racial Discrimination remains their default "Bigotry" of choice, unfortunately, and has been for as long as the USA has existed.
Don't suppose I have to remind anyone on this website or "User Group" of that, I'm sure we're all more than familiar with that putrid piece of "Information".
As most of us know, in that region they're still proudly flying the Confederate flag in support of their Broad "Southern" Ancestry. They also raise the "Stars and Bars" in protest (apparently), as tho Lincoln and the entire Northern US were actually Oppressors of those poor plantation owners, became that by declaring war against the entire concept of slavery.
And in that same southern territory you've got outright IDIOTS like Rand Paul saying that Civil Rights legislation serves NO PURPOSE, with his father (Ron Paul) loosely tied to White Supremacist websites and political donations from them. His excuse? No one was "Monitoring" those donations, and no one "Monitored" the racist propaganda posted on his website either.
But that's apparently Just Business as Usual for the Libertarian Leadership (TeaPublicans, more accurately), both of these A$$wipes have been elected even with widespread national publicity about these "Regressive" Jim Crow ambitions of theirs and (related?) White Supremacist affiliations.
Religious Hate Speech has lately become a favorite of the Right Wing since it can be tied to ambitions of WAR, that Intolerance has been REALLY popular among the Conservatives for at least the last decade, as I'm sure you're aware per the "This Crap will Never Die" comment.
Listened to Pat Robertson lately? Openly supports Middle East conflict, ANY conflict, since he's waiting for the Rapture, you know? His personal ambitions would be fulfilled by dragging the rest of us into another war, supposing he had that kind of following/influence.
Plus, GOP legislators NEVER pass up an opportunity, they're EAGER to commit our troops to any possible conflict in the Middle East. John McCain and the GOP Senate Leadership haven't failed to comment about Syria or Iran at every National Defense meeting, and we all know how well our current Economy can handle THAT, right?
No problem for those well paid Senate Leaders. And they're not in any danger of going overseas to fight a "War on Terrorism", neither are their family members, the Military will continue to serve that particular purpose. But those same Senate Leaders will certainly (Eagerly!) volunteer someone else's children to fight in the Middle East, as has already been clearly demonstrated across the last decade.
Ongoing Lucrative National Defense Contracts continue to reflect their financial interests, but the War Industry Profits are running down with us pulling out of Iraq/Afghanistan. So the combined Legislative/National Defense Contractors (Senate Leaders & Lobbyists) are pushing for war harder than ever, supporters of Pat Robertson's cause no doubt.
NATIONAL SUPPORT OF CONSERVATIVE GOALS?
And it's getting worse, if we're SERIOUSLY going to affect change it's become necessary at the SCOTUS level, can't believe the recent decisions.
What exactly is it that some of these members (Scalia, in particular) understand to be the function of that court? They're not being the "Final Judiciary" opinion, as would be historically their position in our government, instead they're actually Striking Down Laws in the face of public outrage.
From picking the POTUS (George W.) to removing prevention of "Voter Intimidation" tactics, they're by appearance deep into Big Corporate Money pockets, apparently the "Majority of Five" Conservatives could care less about broad public approval. And voter "Suppression" tactics disproportionately affect Minority members as most of us are aware, the Court is simply clearing the way for that by it's recent removal of the "Voter Rights" act.
Court members were NEVER "Objective" either, contrary to some public opinion, that court was making Partisan decisions even before George W. appointed his current "Favorite" members to that court, what else would explain the "Florida State Bush VS Gore" decision?
RECENT ELECTION DECISIONS
With the SCOTUS having long since decided that "Corporate Personhood" is legitimate, they're currently linking that decision to election funding under Citizens United.
For those unaware of it, the Court has now imposed upon our Government and We the Public the broad National policy that Money Equates to Speech for those contrived "Corporate Persons", nice strategy, right?
From this point on we'll have to worry about results of those decisions undermining our Political Process, amounting to outright (SCOTUS Sanctified!) purchase of elections without Accountability, since we voters aren't entitled to know where Campaign Funding originates under this new "Environment".
Think that's called a "Rigged Game", or maybe "Gaming the System" applies, since Wall Street Influence will certainly be involved.
How Reassuring. But you probably didn't want a rant about "Judicial Activism", right?
Thanks for the supportive comments, appreciate the feedback.