(Stolen from Redding News Review)
This posting is not about "tit for tat".
Instead my goal is to model the reason why individual of all ideological and partisan stripes seek to hijack or molest the events or opinions of the past for use in today's political and ideological parlance. It is important that we understand their motivations but also make note of the reactions
Huffington Post: Jesse Jackson - Assault On Unions Is An Attack On Basic Civil Rights
(Do you see why I have a ban on syndicating HuffPo content on this blog?)
I will post more on this later but - With more than 407,000 local and state government workers jobs having been cut in the past 4 years (according to International Socialist Review magazine) it appears to me that the "assault" on workers does not require an enemy Republican governor to make it the case. The workers in Detroit MI and other cities like it that have suffered as the tax reservoir has run dry no doubt wish they had a JOB which would make their union membership relevant in the first place.
|"The Democratic Party Preacher"|
Rev Jesse Jackson
The Black Progressive-Fundamentalist
|Rep Michelle Bachmann (R) |
The White Conservative-Fundamentalist
Attempts to lend credibility to the present events by going back in history and then bestowing the aura from a historic event or person upon the present situation, ignoring all of the gross ironies in such a proposition
Attempts to cherry pick the "good" out of the history that also contained certain elements of skulduggery and terrorism that they as the modern day establishment condemn in others when they do so today. The goal is to sanitize the actions of key historical figures so that they can serve as unchallenged reference points of where we should go from here.
|Example||Today's protests in support of the Government Workers Union in Wisconsin is just like the struggle that took place in:|
Keep in mind that if we change the context of the argument - Rev Jackson could be found CONDEMNING the actions at Gettysburg and many other battles for control of the land at that time.
|Michele Bachmann, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin frequently put a spin on American history as it relates to the ultimate complicity of all of the founding fathers in support of this wretched system. |
Those who fought for freedom for White men from Britain did not see the kidnapped Africans who were enslaved as worthy "equal human beings" to stand their ground in support of their freedom from enslavement.
If "character counts" then these "great men" who indeed should be credited for providing us with the framework of government which allowed their faults to be corrected some centuries later must also be stained with the knowledge that their desire for money and a unified national government caused millions of "equal human beings" to suffer not only from the oppression of slavery but perpetuated the lie that one of "God's EQUAL CREATION" was actually akin to a farm animal. This done as a means of buttressing the system which allowed him to be sold as such.
The fact that these two "species" could mate and produce a human offspring was not enough evidence to cause those with bigoted hearts to admit to their indignity in the sight of God.
The only time where God's pronouncements are being equally molested for one's own will is TODAY, among players from all ideological stripes who also use it to advance their marginal agenda.
The key difference between these two offenders posted above is that only Rev Jesse Jackson won't be called a RACIST for abusing the history of Black people as such.
|Modern Day Wisconsin|