A SINGLE INDIVIDUAL CAN
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FOR GOOD OR FOR ILL
Tabacco: Try to imagine (if you are Black) what our History Textbooks would say had the South won the Civil War!
Try to imagine (if you are American) what our History Textbooks would say had England won the Revolutionary War!
Try to imagine (if you are non-Aryan) what our History Textbooks would say had Adolf Hitler and the Nazis won WWII! If you are a Jew, no imagination is necessary because you would not be here, nor would your existence be noted in those Textbooks.
Generally, one has to win a War to rewrite History – except in Texas! In this instance, the Losers (Confederacy), not the Winners (Union), of the Civil War are rewriting History. Would it surprise you to read a future Textbook and find that the South, not the North, won the Civil War, that the South, not the North, freed the Black Slaves, and Jefferson Davis, not Abraham Lincoln, was the author of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Margaret Mitchell, the author of ‘Gone With The Wind’, lent her hand to HISTORY REVISIONISM when she portrayed her South as “not so bad” and the North as “not so good”.
In GWTW, the Slaves preferred Southern Slavery to Northern Emancipation. The featured Slave protects Mitchell’s Confederate heroine, Scarlett O’Hara, from possible rape by Yankee soldiers and promises to go off and “fight the Yankees”. Millions of people, including yours truly, have seen this bilge more than once!
Despite this Perversion, GWTW was a great film and deserved its Oscar. Few historical films are historically accurate, and GWTW is no exception. But remember, it only takes a single Hit Best Seller or a single Hit Movie to make a Lie into the accepted Truth! Our History texts will now be the “accepted truth”, thanks to the Texas School Board.
Dr. Joy DeGruy, author of ‘Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome’, professor at Portland State University, on ‘Like It Is’, June 20, 2010,
“They are beginning to honor and acknowledge the heroes of the Confederacy. Less about Thomas Jefferson and presenting a picture that is distorted!
When we look at that in relationship to what’s going on in Arizona: folks are being carted. We’re going backwards in a scary way. Because if you look at that from a very specific level: How would the Jewish community, for example here in New York, respond to a month to acknowledge the German soldiers – who fought and died, lost their lives? But we’re going to honor them now. Whose express purpose was to exterminate Jewish people!
How then do we reconcile honoring those of the Confederacy, who, if they could have, would have maintained Slavery? Now we’re looking at curricular materials that want to honor people, who wanted to keep people permanently enslaved. That would suggest something that looks like Apartheid, something that looks like Nazi Germany.
Now, how is it that it gets to be OK when it comes to people of African descent? That becomes a question because I can be very clear with you here; Jewish people are not having that! You are not gonna honor German soldiers despite the fact – there’s no confusion around the fact that many died.
The point is that that was a horrific crime against humanity as was Slavery, based on the international tribunal.
So we are in a place where the denial is meeting head on with fear. And the fear is something being generated by the lack of resources. When you start looking at the lack of resources in America, people start acting very oddly and very insanely. (Resources as in why Texas’ schoolbooks determine what New York schoolbooks contain).
Can Blacks be racist?
In my class, I ask a question: We understand that Racism is a system of advantage based on race. I ask my students, “Can Black people be racist? Can White people be racist?” And then I have them discuss it before I even show up. I don’t answer it for them; I say you’re gonna answer it!
I said to them, “I want you to tell me how White racism adversely impacts the lives of Black people”.
Then I say, “Now we’re going to talk about Black racism! And I need you to tell me very clearly how Black Racism adversely impacts the lives of White people.”
Gil Noble, Moderator: The response?
DeGruy: There is none!
So you have someone like President Barack Obama in the White House, but we have not changed disproportionality. It does not change police use of deadly force. It does not change the disparities in Health and Economics. None of that has changed!
But you do have, in fact, an African-American man in the White House. I think that what happens is that there is such a desire to go, “OK, so now we’re done! Now, the playing field is somehow level!” And that’s simply NOT TRUE!
In fact, in Arizona there’s also a Bill to eliminate all ethnic and cultural studies. And the reason for it, they say, is that these kinds of ethnic studies promote the notion of White people oppressing and places a bad feeling about White people. Therefore they need to be eliminated.
So here’s my question, “If you eliminate all ethnic and cultural studies, then whose culture are we studying?” And if that’s not WHITE SUPREMACY, I don’t know what is!
With the absence of that sense of self, we get all sorts of internalized maladies, self-hatred and violence within groups.
There is a disincentive on the part of American educational institutions to talk about those realities. They are always ancillary. Oh yeah, you can have a Black History class or you can study Native American culture, but it’s not integral. As though the only culture in America is European! And consistently we’re trying to TRIVIALIZE all these other groups.
But in terms of identity development, in terms of a person being whole, it is crucial that I somehow see evidence of myself. Not in terms of festival recognition or “Be nice to the Negro Day”! This is not recognizing the contributions of Africans to this country!
- Transcribed and Edited for Focus and Brevity by Tabacco
TEXAS STATE BOARD
WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING:
Texas’ “Leader Of The Revisionist Pack”
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Texas State Board of Education
McLeroy has been criticized by scientists and lauded by conservatives for his actions on the Texas Board of Education.
Governor Perry reappointed McLeroy, an advocate of creationism, as chairman to a second extend until February 1, 2011, but on May 28, 2009, the Texas Senate rejected the re-appointment; although the vote was 19-11 in favor with one member abstaining (along party lines; all 19 Senate members voting to reappoint were Republicans, while all 11 Senate members voting to reject and the one abstaining member were Democrats) the reappointment required a 2/3 majority for approval. McLeroy lost re-election to a moderate in the Republican primary in March 2010.
McLeroy was narrowly defeated for renomination to the SBOE in the Republican primary held on March 2, 2010. He lost to Moderate Republican Robert Thomas Ratliff (born c. 1967), then of Kyle in Hays County, a son of former State Senator and Lieutenant Governor Bill Ratliff of Mount Pleasant. McLeroy received 57,528 votes (49.6 percent) to Ratliff’s 58,388 (50.4 percent). McLeroy’s tenure on the SBOE is chronicled in the 2012 documentary The Revisionaries.
McLeroy is known for his criticism of evolution and has tried to convince textbook publishers to demonstrate what he considers the weaknesses of the theory of evolution. The board can refuse to place materials it disagrees with on the state-approved list. If school districts want textbooks not on the list, the districts must purchase such materials entirely from their own funds. The SBOE thus selects the textbooks for the entire state’s 4.7 million schoolchildren, where in most other states this selection is made in individual school districts. As a result, it “has outsized influence over the reading material used in classrooms nationwide, since publishers craft their standard textbooks based on the specs of the biggest buyers.”
Kathy Miller, president of the Texas Freedom Network, said that McLeroy dragged the Texas State Board of Education into a series of “divisive and unnecessary culture-war battles”. In 2001, McLeroy voted to reject the only advanced placement textbook for environmental science proposed for Texas high schools even though panels of experts – including one from Texas A&M – found the textbook free of errors. Baylor University in Waco used the same textbook.
In 2003, McLeroy led efforts by proponents of creationism and intelligent design to de-emphasize discussion of evolution in proposed new biology textbooks. He was one of only four board members who voted against biology textbooks that year that included a full account of evolution.
Over objections by his critics in 2004, McLeroy voted to approve health textbooks that stress “abstinence-only” in regard to instruction about pregnancy and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.
In 2005, McLeroy conducted a sermon in his church, in which he said naturalism is “the enemy” and questioned: “Why is Intelligent Design the big tent? Because we’re all lined up against the fact that naturalism, that nature is all there is. Whether you’re a progressive creationist, recent creationist, young earth, old earth, it’s all in the tent of Intelligent Design.”
According to a 2008 article in The New York Times, “Dr. McLeroy believes that Earth’s appearance is a recent geologic event — thousands of years old, not 4.5 billion. ‘I believe a lot of incredible things,’ he said, ‘The most incredible thing I believe is the Christmas story. That little baby born in the manger was the God that created the universe.’” McLeroy’s statements regarding science have been criticized. McLeroy and other Board members who want to challenge evolution have received criticism from more than fifty scientific organizations over an attempt to weaken the currently-accepted science standards on the theory of evolution. In particular, biologist Kenneth R. Miller called McLeroy’s statements on science “breathtakingly” incorrect.
In March 2008, McLeroy was criticized for racially and culturally insensitive remarks saying: “What good does it do to put a Chinese story in an English book? … So you really don’t want Chinese books with a bunch of crazy Chinese words in them.” He later apologized.
In 2009, McLeroy spoke at a board meeting using several quotes from scientists to discredit evolution. A biology teacher later found the quotes incomplete, out of context, and/or incorrectly taken from a creationist website. McLeroy said that while “some of the material was taken from the creationist site […] a lot of the quotes I did get on my own.” McLeroy appeared on the Comedy Central program the Colbert Report in April 2012 wherein he said “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, and when I looked at the evidence for evolution, I found it unconvincing so I don’t think he used evolution to do it, that’s my big deal.”
On May 28, 2009, McLeroy’s nomination as board chair failed to gain state Senate approval. Only nineteen of the thirty-one state senators voted for him, two votes short of the 2/3 majority needed for approval. Gail Lowe became the new chair (since then Barbara Cargill), but McLeroy continued to dominate board meetings in what Russell Shorto described as “a single-handed display of arch-conservative political strong-arming.”
In an interview in October 2009, McLeroy explained his approach to public school history textbook evaluation: “… we are a Christian nation founded on Christian principles. The way I evaluate history textbooks is first I see how they cover Christianity and Israel. Then I see how they treat Ronald Reagan — he needs to get credit for saving the world from communism and for the good economy over the last twenty years because he lowered taxes.”McLeroy also did an interview about the hearings and the documentary on The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe.
In 2013, Thomas Ratliff, the board vice chair, described the body as “far different” in political complexion than it was under McLeroy’s leadership. Even though Republicans hold two thirds of the seats on the board, social conservatives are no longer a majority. And starting in 2011 school districts could begin ordering textbooks and materials not on the BSOE-approved list.
In September 2013, McLeroy returned to Austin to speak before the board he had once chaired to renew his objections to evolution and to support a series of science textbooks being considered for adoption. “What we see in the world around us supports what the Bible says, but what we see in these books supports what the Bible says too,” said McLeroy, who contends that the books under consideration will permit the students to see for themselves the weakness of the evolutionary evidence.
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This represents how,
even – especially in a State as large as Texas, a single individual can exert a long-term negative influence over the entire Nation! I want my Readers to see that I did not “make up” this guy. I simply researched him from the data I already had.
In a previous time and in Germany, for example, he might have been ‘Adolf Hitler’! (In case you did not know, Adolf Hitler was a CATHOLIC – but the Pope won’t brag about that fact!)
If a Texas dentist can do this to America, just imagine what a Mitt Romney, a Chris Christie, a Paul Ryan, a Sarah Palin or a Jeb Bush might do to America! And if that doesn’t frighten you, just research what George W. Bush did do to America – in case you have ADHD!
Texas school board approves controversial textbook changes
May 23, 2010
The Texas State Board of Education adopted controversial new social studies textbook standards Friday, emphasizing the Christian influences of the nation’s founding fathers, highlighting conservative groups and personalities while downplaying liberal ones, and rewriting common terms such as “democratic” to fall more in line with standards the board deemed more conservative.
The news standards, approved 9 to 5 along party lines by the predominantly Republican Christian board, will affect 4.8 million children in the state of Texas over 10 years, and may influence textbooks published in other states, which often adopt Texas guidelines, where a large percentage of textbooks are published.
According to the Associated Press,
In one of the most significant curriculum changes, the board diluted the rationale for the separation of church and state in a high school government class, noting that the words were not in the Constitution and requiring students to compare and contrast the judicial language with the First Amendment’s wording.
The board also required that the U.S. be referred to as a “constitutional republic” rather than a “democratic” one.
Conservative panel members argued that the state curriculum had long been dominated by liberal ideas, and it was aiming to reverse the trend.
“I think we’ve corrected the imbalance we’ve had in the past and now have our curriculum headed straight down the middle,” Republican Don McLeroy, one of seven social conservatives on the board, said, according to the Dallas Morning News. “I’m very pleased with what we’ve accomplished.”
Rod Paige, a former secretary of education under President George Bush appeared during public testimony and requested that the board delay its vote on the standards. “We have allowed ideology to drive and define the standards of our curriculum in Texas.”
Among the controversial amendments adopted, according to the Texas Education Agency:
• Analyze Abraham Lincoln’s ideas about liberty, equality, union and government as contained in his first and second inaugural addresses and the Gettysburg Address and contrast them with the ideas contained in Jefferson Davis’s inaugural address.
• Examine the reasons the Founding Fathers protected religious freedom in America and guaranteed its free exercise by saying that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, and compare and contrast this to the phrase “separation of church and state.”
• Explain instances of institutional racism in American society.
• Discuss the solvency of long-term entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare.
The final day of the three-day voting process began with an invocation given by Cynthia Dunbar, a conservative member on the board, who shared her views that Christianity is an integral part of the founding of the country. “I believe no one can read the history of our country without realizing that the Good Book and the spirit of the savior have from the beginning been our guiding geniuses. Whether we look to the first charter of Virginia, or the charter of New England, or the charter of Massachusetts Bay, or the fundamental orders of Connecticut, the same objective is present, a Christian land governed by Christian principles.”
Some other highlights from the debate:
- In a discussion about Barack Obama, one conservative board member, David Bradley, suggested his middle name, Hussein, be included. After heated debated, Bradley withdraws his amendment, and the board agrees to list the president’s name as Barack H. Obama, as it is on the White House website.
- A debate on the causes of the civil war was resolved with the answer: “sectionalism, states’ rights and slavery.” Critics like the Texas Freedom Network argued that this list waters down the most important cause of the Civil War: slavery.
- Oscar Romero, a bishop from El Salvador assassinated in 1980, was added back to the standards in a unanimous vote. He had been removed a list of human rights activists when many board members did not know who he was. One member joked that there had been “no movie” made about him. He was later corrected. (Raul Julia starred in “Romero” in 1989.) The incident became fodder for the national news media, including “The Daily Show.”
A bill introduced into the California state Senate attempts to protect California schools from the decisions made in Texas by requiring California’s board of education to screen state curricula for any of the new standards adopted in Texas. According to the Associated Press:
The bill describes the Texas curriculum changes as “a sharp departure from widely accepted historical teachings” and “a threat to the apolitical nature of public school governance and academic content standards in California.”
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To view the 2010 PBS ‘Need To Know’ Broadcast that initially piqued my interest, click on that Link above!
Texas Conservatives Win Curriculum Change
Published: March 12, 2010
AUSTIN, Tex. — After three days of turbulent meetings, the Texas Board of Education on Friday approved a social studies curriculum that will put a conservative stamp on history and economics textbooks, stressing the superiority of American capitalism, questioning the Founding Fathers’ commitment to a purely secular government and presenting Republican political philosophies in a more positive light.
The vote was 10 to 5 along party lines, with all the Republicans on the board voting for it.
The board, whose members are elected, has influence beyond Texas because the state is one of the largest buyers of textbooks. In the digital age, however, that influence has diminished as technological advances have made it possible for publishers to tailor books to individual states.
In recent years, board members have been locked in an ideological battle between a bloc of conservatives who question Darwin’s theory of evolution and believe the Founding Fathers were guided by Christian principles, and a handful of Democrats and moderate Republicans who have fought to preserve the teaching of Darwinism and the separation of church and state.
Since January, Republicans on the board have passed more than 100 amendments to the 120-page curriculum standards affecting history, sociology and economics courses from elementary to high school. The standards were proposed by a panel of teachers.
“We are adding balance,” said Dr. Don McLeroy, the leader of the conservative faction on the board, after the vote. “History has already been skewed. Academia is skewed too far to the left.”
Tabacco: By that McLeroy means ‘too much Thomas Jefferson, that Slave lover, and too little Jefferson Davis, the President of the Slave Confederacy’. McLeroy says, “Academia is skewed too far to the left.” But what he really means is “too far toward Scientific Truth and too far toward exposing our Southern BIGOTRY!” Of course he would never utter that in so many words. He euphemizes instead, which is what most Sophists do and why Tabacco deplore EUPHEMISM!
Battles over what to put in science and history books have taken place for years in the 20 states where state boards must adopt textbooks, most notably in California and Texas. But rarely in recent history has a group of conservative board members left such a mark on a social studies curriculum.
Efforts by Hispanic board members to include more Latino figures as role models for the state’s large Hispanic population were consistently defeated, prompting one member, Mary Helen Berlanga, to storm out of a meeting late Thursday night, saying, “They can just pretend this is a white America and Hispanics don’t exist.”
“They are going overboard, they are not experts, they are not historians,” she said. “They are rewriting history, not only of Texas but of the United States and the world.”
The curriculum standards will now be published in a state register, opening them up for 30 days of public comment. A final vote will be taken in May, but given the Republican dominance of the board, it is unlikely that many changes will be made.
The standards, reviewed every decade, serve as a template for textbook publishers, who must come before the board next year with drafts of their books. The board’s makeup will have changed by then because Dr. McLeroy lost in a primary this month to a more moderate Republican, and two others — one Democrat and one conservative Republican — announced they were not seeking re-election.
There are seven members of the conservative bloc on the board, but they are often joined by one of the other three Republicans on crucial votes. There were no historians, sociologists or economists consulted at the meetings, though some members of the conservative bloc held themselves out as experts on certain topics.
The conservative members maintain that they are trying to correct what they see as a liberal bias among the teachers who proposed the curriculum. To that end, they made dozens of minor changes aimed at calling into question, among other things, concepts like the separation of church and state and the secular nature of the American Revolution.
“I reject the notion by the left of a constitutional separation of church and state,” said David Bradley, a conservative from Beaumont who works in real estate. “I have $1,000 for the charity of your choice if you can find it in the Constitution.”
They also included a plank to ensure that students learn about “the conservative resurgence of the 1980s and 1990s, including Phyllis Schlafly, the Contract With America, the Heritage Foundation, the Moral Majority and the National Rifle Association.”
Dr. McLeroy, a dentist by training, pushed through a change to the teaching of the civil rights movement to ensure that students study the violent philosophy of the Black Panthers in addition to the nonviolent approach of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He also made sure that textbooks would mention the votes in Congress on civil rights legislation, which Republicans supported.
“Republicans need a little credit for that,” he said. “I think it’s going to surprise some students.”
Mr. Bradley won approval for an amendment saying students should study “the unintended consequences” of the Great Society legislation, affirmative action and Title IX legislation. He also won approval for an amendment stressing that Germans and Italians as well as Japanese were interned in the United States during World War II, to counter the idea that the internment of Japanese was motivated by racism.
Other changes seem aimed at tamping down criticism of the right. Conservatives passed one amendment, for instance, requiring that the history of McCarthyism include “how the later release of the Venona papers confirmed suspicions of communist infiltration in U.S. government.” The Venona papers were transcripts of some 3,000 communications between the Soviet Union and its agents in the United States.
Mavis B. Knight, a Democrat from Dallas, introduced an amendment requiring that students study the reasons “the founding fathers protected religious freedom in America by barring the government from promoting or disfavoring any particular religion above all others.”
It was defeated on a party-line vote.
After the vote, Ms. Knight said, “The social conservatives have perverted accurate history to fulfill their own agenda.”
In economics, the revisions add Milton Friedman and Friedrich von Hayek, two champions of free-market economic theory, among the usual list of economists to be studied, like Adam Smith, Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes. They also replaced the word “capitalism” throughout their texts with the “free-enterprise system.”
“Let’s face it, capitalism does have a negative connotation,” said one conservative member, Terri Leo. “You know, ‘capitalist pig!’ ”
In the field of sociology, another conservative member, Barbara Cargill, won passage of an amendment requiring the teaching of “the importance of personal responsibility for life choices” in a section on teenage suicide, dating violence, sexuality, drug use and eating disorders.
“The topic of sociology tends to blame society for everything,” Ms. Cargill said.
Even the course on world history did not escape the board’s scalpel.
Cynthia Dunbar, a lawyer from Richmond who is a strict constitutionalist and thinks the nation was founded on Christian beliefs, managed to cut Thomas Jefferson from a list of figures whose writings inspired revolutions in the late 18th century and 19th century, replacing him with St. Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin and William Blackstone. (Jefferson is not well liked among conservatives on the board because he coined the term “separation between church and state.”)
“The Enlightenment was not the only philosophy on which these revolutions were based,” Ms. Dunbar said.
Tabacco: You are welcome to click on that Link above to read the entire Text, but I focus on one naïve statement by author, Daniel Czitrom:
“Among the changes made by the board was the elimination of Thomas Jefferson from a list of thinkers who had inspired revolutions around the world. Conservatives object to Jefferson’s support for a clear separation of church and state.”
Give me a break! That is an EXCUSE offered by these Right-Wingers, NOT a REASON, because they dare not speak the Truth! Their TRUE REASON may be stated in 2-words:
When it comes to clicking on that Link or not, my suggestion is that you decline because you will probably read as many naïve and specious conclusions as intelligent and astute ones.
Generally I attempt to avoid republishing Gossip, but this time I must! Apparently the South Texas Gossip Grapevine bears some sweet fruit!
This is my Source Inventory for this Post! I couldn’t even fit in all the relevant Sources I found in this Library window.
Considering the plethora of Media coverage on this issue, the question is “Why don’t you know about it?”
Perhaps you did hear a little and just forgot! Either way, this Issue has been relegated to the status of inconsequential – which it is not! So why is this Issue inconsequential while the Kardashians are FrontPage news! You tell me!
I would like to be able to tell you that this Problem has an easy Solution and that if you just pack up your Texas children and move to another State, the Texas Textbook Rewrite Problem will not affect you and yours. But I cannot! No matter where you go, which State you move to, the Problem will follow you and your children because Texas’ Rewrites, Exclusions & Euphemisms literally CENSOR & SANITIZE & PERVERT American Textbooks.
Truth is not now, nor has Truth ever been a concern of Religion! The Religious- or Christian-Right is so concerned with all information sources reflecting its views of everything that it dooms your children to misinformation, misdirection and virtual idiocy just to protect its own ideology and make a point. Bush’s Lies to convince the Public to go to War in Iraq for ulterior and clandestine motives is obviously a byproduct of his own “Christian religious education”.
Remember, that other Paragon of Virtue, Adolf Hitler, was a Catholic. Politics, Capitalism, Religion, Duplicity, Genocide and Exploitation always seem to walk hand-in-hand!
Question: Is God responsible for the “Holy Bible”? Answer: NO! God cannot be blamed for any book, which permits alleged “religious” leaders to commit such TRANSGRESSIONS in His name! That includes both Christians (New Testament) and Jews, “God’s chosen people” (Old Testament).
To credit the “Holy Bible” with “Divine Inspiration” is to speak SACRILEGE & BLASPHEMY! And there is too much Mendacity, Fantasy and Abomination, promoted by the Biblical scribes and the Have-Mores who paid them, to have “Divine Inspiration”.
The Texas School Board voted to emphasize Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis, Confederate icons, and de-emphasize Thomas Jefferson, writer of the Constitution. I’m sure you don’t need me to explain why the emphasis on Confederate icons. But the de-emphasis on Jefferson requires just a little more thought. I can help you figure out why with just 2 words:
To allow a Bigoted, Creationist Dentist from Texas to control what goes into America’s Textbooks and what does not is nothing short of INSANITY! It’s not a Margaret Mitchell novel or a Hollywood film; it’s a textbook. Easily influenced young students will read that Revisionist History and accept it because it’s in their textbooks. I know because I accepted what was already in those textbooks as gospel for many, many years. I had to reach my 60s before I began to look with an eye, unbiased by those history textbooks.
You may have seen on TV recently how young white children, never having seen a young, brown skin Michael Jackson, think that Michael was white! How informative! Now imagine what those young white children would believe today had Hitler and the Nazis actually won WWII! Go ahead; it’s not hard!
Just look at how church, mosque and synagogue goers absorb their Bible and Koran without question and form their philosophies and actions accordingly!
If you do nothing else after reading this blog, I beseech you to
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt invited A. Phillip Randolph to the White House and asked him, “What can I do for your people?”
That will never happen again! Not even Black Barack Obama will do that! To get power to concede anything, you must make a Demand they cannot refuse! Power only cedes Rights when it has no Alternative. John Fitzgerald Kennedy only sent the troops into the SEGREGATED South because he had NO OTHER OPTION!
The brilliant Frederick Douglass said it best:
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Tabacco is not a blogger, who thinks; I am a Thinker, who blogs.
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