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Mitch McConnell Marched with MLK - who knew?

My comment on a thread -

Journalist who brought this out -

That said, I disagree with the BLM action not because Bernie Sanders marched with Martin Luther King Jr. and therefore clearly paid his not-a-racist dues and should be left alone by black activists (GOP Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell also marched with MLK). My point is simply that, as imperfect as Sanders is, and as imperfect as white progressives are in this city, it still makes more political sense to form alliances with them rather than risk isolation.

I've never thought that Mitch McConnell was a bigot - more of an opportunist who was desperate to hang onto his bought and paid for job (his father in law has mega bucks).

But I have to admit - it makes me look differently at him - it also makes me wonder . . .

How can he stand being around some of those racists in his party?

Ditto John Boehner and John McCain (son in law/daughter in law who are black).
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Fri Aug 14, 2015, 09:45 AM (11 replies)

So it was okay when it was not an elected official

It was okay when it was the First Lady? Hmmmm. . .
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Thu Aug 13, 2015, 08:01 PM (0 replies)

Occupy Wall Street Silenced John Lewis?

Did I miss this?


The moment where Congressman Lewis wasnít allowed to speak to Occupy Atlanta has become racially charged. It looks like a predominantly white crowd turning away a black civil rights hero. So I hate to try to put you in a bubble, but how do you characterize your own ethnicity?

No, itís OK, I think the move to pretend to ďcolor-blindnessĒ is very dangerous. My four grandparents come from Italy, Africa and Spain. Iím a quarter black. In terms of ďbubbles,Ē when Iím filling out forms, I bubble in Latino, black and white. Growing up in Pearl River, my friends were Irish Catholic, and being of mixed race, I was the minority. Iíve never been white enough for the whites, or Latino enough for the Latinos; itís actually the black community that Iíve felt most at home with. So itís ironic, the John Lewis thing.


OK, you realize that sounds condescending: ďthe real black community.Ē Whoís the real black community? Who decides that?

That might have been crude. Iím talking about the segment of the black community here that feels ignored and disenfranchised. Here in Atlanta, thereís very much a class divide. I think a lot of black leadership, and black church leadership, tends to be separated from the urban poor black community. Politically, things have to be pretty noncontroversial for many in the official black church to get involved, and when they do, their answer is, go out and vote for the Democrats! Thatís very unsatisfying to a lot of us

John Lewis on Twitter: "You cannot be afraid to speak up ...


A true hero: @repjohnlewis You cannot be afraid to speak up and speak out for what you believe. You have to have courage, raw courage. 1 retweet 2 favorites.

John Lewis didn't just 'march' - he

And he -

And he also -

Now he says stuff like this -

And wow - he wants us to get on up and get in trouble!

And because of this -

And yeah - this -

This happened


A plutocratic 1 percenter oligarchy socialist communist capitalist millionaire who is against he 99% did that.

Who knew?

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Mon Aug 10, 2015, 07:43 AM (59 replies)

Negro Bill Canyon - UT

Saving for my journal - the guy sounds fascinating!
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Thu Aug 6, 2015, 10:52 AM (0 replies)

The economic justice thing for BLACK men was what was not acceptable in Memphis

What were the names of the two sanitation workers in Memphis that were killed?

Why were they in the malfunctioning garbage truck?

What was on the 'sign' the black men (1000 black men in Memphis) held - what did it say?

These three things should accompany the video

It wasn't until King got real pissed off about how black workers - state employees - not corporate or business - were getting treated - that he got killed.

Loeb, the white mayor of Memphis who entered office in January 1968 - refused to recognize the rights these men had that white sanitation workers had around America.

Refused to take dilapidated trucks out of service (the malfunctioning garbage truck Echole and Walker were hiding from the elements in. ***Note - they were not allowed to say - stand on a porch of a white owned home to hide from a rain storm. The color line remained even for those who were employees of a government. That's why they were in the back of the truck.

Refused the men overtime who worked late into the night.

Hundreds of HARD WORKING BLACK MEN who were employed by the city in the state of TN in the country USA relied on welfare and food stamps because their wages were so low.

Then Echole and Walker are killed - and get this: Their families were not given the same kind of workers comp that say - a white male city employee would received when killed on the job due to unsafe working conditions. Because they were black men though -can we just go on ahead and point out how uppity and racist the white folks were in Memphis? Good enough to pick up their garbage - yet disposable when working in inclement weather. You can't make this shit up - this is America. *sigh*

And that's where it came from.

Had the white leadership - elected leaders - of government treated their TAX payers and citizens fairly without regard to the color of their skin . . . had they treated them like men -

MLK would never have been on that balcony and he never would have gotten shot.

This is basic knowledge that black Americans are given to them by their parents because the white owned/managed public school system doesn't want white kids learning the truth about their grandparents.

Heaven forbid people are taught that those 1000 workers up against 4K armed national guardsmen were black folks. We'd need a helluva lot of smelling salts if this information got out.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Wed Aug 5, 2015, 02:23 PM (9 replies)

Journal Kick Rec Screenplay?

Thanks for this - Great story!
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Sun Jul 26, 2015, 08:10 AM (0 replies)

Adding to Journal

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Fri Jul 24, 2015, 10:05 PM (0 replies)

Group Hosts - Notification that I'm going to block a Member - AA Group Host Thread

AOR - Popped up in my MIRT Inbox - 40 posts since July 10th and may come back here and start trouble. Seems focused on 1strong and I don't have time for the nonsense.

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Posted by JustAnotherGen | Mon Jul 20, 2015, 08:30 AM (19 replies)

Just remember these threads - Journal Primaries and GE

When the General Election rolls around . . .

Or -when the Primary Republican Rallies look the same . . .

I guess folks are gonna have to keep their fingers still because if it's not right to point it out about one - it's not right to point it out about another.

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Thu Jul 9, 2015, 03:17 PM (1 replies)

Thanks! adding to journal

Can use these on my smartphone when I'm canvassing for him!
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Sun Jul 5, 2015, 05:18 PM (1 replies)
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