After so many years of being at bitter odds with each other I find it stunning that these two factions are able to find common ground.
Truthfully their arguments are slightly different.
- The Black Progressive Activists are concerned about:
- An insufficient amount of funds going to the areas where Black people live in our highest concentrations
- The lack of "Affirmative Action" contracting to ensure that DBE firms will get a cut of the contracts
- Taxes on groceries but not on gasoline to fund a transportation initiative
The Georgia Tea Party, in the view of their new found friends - put away their "Klan hoods" and stand opposed to:
- New taxes upon Georgians
- The Republican governor who promised no new taxes and is now supporting a tax after he used them to get into office
I am quite sure that once this temporary ceasefire has passed (after the July 31st vote) the gun fire will return between these two groups and the Civil Rights Pharisees will tell their base that they looked straight in the eyes of White people that wanted to lynch them, but for the value of their COMPLICIT VOTE.
Whites And Blacks In Georgia Have Their "Voting Rights Suppressed" As They Wait In Line For 2 - 5 Hours For License Renewal
In listening to Rev Joseph Lowery for about 20 years I am starting to believe that he has a point.
He had always warned working class Whites that had they understood the fact that they share more in common than the Negro than they otherwise believed - they would have dropped their conservative foolishness and came over to his liberal tent. Together they would fight the other White folks that sought to suppress them both.
Today the State of Georgia has placed White, Black and Hispanic into the same pit - or at least it felt that way at the licensing center that had a busted air conditioning system, causing everyone to wave their paper work around as a fan.