The Hill: Del. Holmes Norton: Republicans to blame for high D.C. AIDS rate
When I hear such maniacal rantings from a public figure like Ms Norton I look out for two things:
- Those Who Hate The Target Of Such Comments And Thus Provide Cover For These Words
- Those Who Have A History Of Attacking Such Provocative and Unsubstantiated Claims And How They Respond When Someone That They Favor Crosses The Line
I heard Delegate Elenore Holmes Norton make the same claim last year on the BET series "American Gangster". The fact that she was comfortable stating this on national television showed me that she is either a "true believer" or "truly out of touch" with reality.
The sad fact, regardless of the case is that - This elected member of Congress will not suffer any scrutiny as a result of her comments.
At best this works to add yet another reason why most Black people don't like Republicans and thus the "Black Media" will not confront Ms Norton demanding that she validate the veracity of her logic. In fact it is not that far from the logic that is present in the larger debate on "Single Payer Health Care". A few months ago the claim was made that "X number of people die each year due to lack of health care". Despite the fact that the methodology of the study was panned - in the end - they didn't need to substantiate their claims. They only needed to have several voices in the debate incessantly repeating the claims. "Mission Accomplished".
Why not implement a 100% tax rate on everyone and use these funds to feed, clothe, employ and medically treat all Americans?
Scrutiny Of Elenore Homes Norton From An Organic Solutions Perspective
It is clear that Ms Norton and others don't have the singular goal of addressing the HIV infection problem in Washington DC and other cities. If they did have "people over politics" then the resistance that they claim from the GOP would be addressed by asking other people to place value upon these people at risk and apply their money and resources to address the problem. Most of all - the first people that she would ask to VALUE these people at risk would be the very people WHO ARE AT RISK. Think about the audacity of this line of thinking. The thought that the people should value their own selves more than the government and the unsavory Republicans do.
The sad part of it all is that so many community management competencies are squandered because people like Ms Norton accomplish their primary goal - redirection and obfuscation.
Sadly these type of people who possess these type of thoughts remain quite popular within the Black Community.