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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:29 AM
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Haiti And The American Right. You Knew It Was Coming.
Keith Olbermann Takes On Limbaugh And Robertson

The use of racism in American politics is nothing new, especially since this country had slavery of African Americans from its colonial beginnings. But through a Civil War and determined struggle by brave people in our past, racism as an institutional blight on the United States began to wane despite resistance from its white population and horrendous Supreme Court decisions. Later, social acceptance of racism was relegated to rightwing hate groups. That is, until Richard Nixon and the Republican Party decided to push racial division with its Southern Strategy to tap into racial resistance to Great Society policies for social and economic justice. With the rise of the mythic Ronald Reagan and his voo doo political economics came the use of the term welfare queen, and the rise of rightwing talk radio with their idea of equivalence of race with poverty and injustice and the responsibility of government to provide programs that are designed to alleviate it to promote the general welfare of the people is somehow in their eyes unnecessary and represents "big government". You can see it clearly in the latest words of hate speaker and propagandist Rush Limbaugh and with the latest from the Christian Right's Pat Robertson.

Cenk Takes On Limbaugh's Haiti Donations Conspiracy Theory

Someone needs to inform Limbaugh and Robertson that the condition of Haiti is not due to its racial makeup, liberalism or tax policy, communism, or pacts with the devil, but was mainly made in the USA with the added CIA Narco-colonialism.

The multinational corporate interests that back the infrastructure of the American rightwing benefit from racial politics. It divides up the have nots in our society to dilute any political success they might garnish if they pulled together into a political movement. Racial politics is involved in the demonization of ACORN and union busting, privatizing government services and the appointment of conservative radicals on our judiciary. It is used in our foreign policy and freetrade exploitation of third world countries for cheap labor, and especially ethnic fear that has led to abuse of immigrants, acceptance of torture and pre-emptive war with covert operations and propaganda to cover up our true designs of multinational corporate control of oil reserves and the natural gas trade. This needs to change if we want a better sustainable future for our children.

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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:30 AM
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1. Recommended.
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tango-tee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:46 AM
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2. This bloviating gasbag Limbaugh
and the likes of him will be the death of me yet. Each time I hear or read about the hatred issuing from these (wait... I need to find the proper label, my English is failing me) *creatures*, my blood pressure reaches dangerous levels.

How can any sane person take their words as gospel truth? Or even as a smidgen of truth?
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:53 AM
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3. I can still remember any hint of a racist point of view such as
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 09:54 AM by mmonk
with a sportscaster or a mainstream media person would almost automatically destroy that person's career. Yet, here we have these rightwing freaks daily on our airwaves that say anything they want, command listeners in the millions, and make themselves filthy rich in the process while being lauded in some mainstream circles. I think it is time to take them on directly and have the courage to call them out on what they are.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:55 AM
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4. Yep they just use the word entertainer
and any racist view can be promoted. Even comedians don't get away with that crap.
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