Saturday, June 21, 2003

Incuse my extrusion, but I just heard a most croak piece by Piazzola, and thought I'd share this, which is called "Listening to Piazzola"...not that I share the particular emotion... PAC
Here is Senator John Kerry's letter to members. I haven't read it yet, so I ain't gonna comment till I do...

OK...Now I am reading it. Read with me...and remember. HE speaks in italics.

Dear MoveOn Members,
Three words sum up why we need to take action today: The Supreme Court. I need you to join me in keeping the Supreme Court out of the hands of right wing ideologues. I am prepared to filibuster, if necessary, any Supreme Court nominee who would turn back the clock on a woman’s right to choose, on civil rights and individual liberties, and on the laws protecting workers and the environment.

This is, of course, an urgent and important thing to do. But even with its urgency, I don't know if it makes a good lead. Lead with your best. This panoply of issues is hardly different that any politician has said since time immemorial. Watch "The Candidate" with Robert Redford. That is, if he lets you. If he does, say that I sent you, and then invite me over. HE is the one who deserves to be President. Unfortunately America doesn't deserve HIM.
But back to Kerry's opening graf... The Bush Residency in unprecented...and he should be unpresidented. Look. The Media is not gonna tell us squat about his true weaknesses. If you don't...switch parties. Or become a talk-show host. Pays better. You ARE on good terms with Mammon, aren't you?

If you agree with me that there should be no equivocation, no double-speak, no avoidance of the issue, then sign my online petition today at:

Most people don't know what equivocation means. As such it may well qualify as a showpoint, for lack of better words. One almost thinks you are trying to tell yourself these things. Leave memos on the fridge. Not here. We do love ya though. Don't get me wrong...

I will deliver this petition to Senate Democratic Leader, Tom Daschle, and the Ranking Democratic Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Pat Leahy, as well as their counterparts on the Republican side of the aisle – Majority Leader Bill Frist and Judiciary Chairman Orrin Hatch. We will assure that they hear our voices loud and clear that we will oppose a nominee who would turn back the clock on a woman’s right to choose, on civil rights and individual liberties, and on the laws protecting workers and the environment.

Still on the Supreme Court, I see...
What applies to equivocation also applies to those other specialized terms: Daschle, Hatch, bla bla bla.
If you are gonna talk about the Supreme about their egregious behavior during the 2000 selection.
The conflicts of interests...those things the media love to bury or avoid altogether.

Mister Senator. Open all your chakras. Compose your message thusly: By using and appealing to the head, the heart, and the body. There is a profound lack of this mixture in the entire canon of western letters, and yet the East mixes and synergizes them almost, and probably, by nature. So are just head.

The criteria are basic: Any person who thinks it’s his or her job to push an extreme political agenda, rather than to interpret the law, should not be a Supreme Court Justice. Any person who thinks it’s his or her job to carry out the President’s political agenda, rather than to provide justice to ordinary Americans, should not be a Supreme Court Justice.

Agreed, but arcana to most. Earth to Senator Kerry...

Make no mistake, we need to take back the White House in 2004 and that’s why I’m running for President. When I’m President there will be no John Ashcroft trampling on the Bill of Rights – but before I become President we must stop George W. Bush from using the Supreme Court to carry out the President’s political agenda, rather than to provide justice to ordinary Americans.

I see you know about the magic of "when". But it is reather presumptuous, don't you think. Don't come off as pompous or as the rightful heir. Sounds too much like Bush, rather than his antithesis.

The differences today are clear: George Bush wants to criminalize the right of women to choose, he’s willing to take us back to the days of back alleys, to gag doctors and to deny families the right to plan and be aware of their choices. And don’t take my word for it: just look at who they’ve already tried to ram down our throats: Judges like Charles Pickering and Priscilla Owen who have long records of opposition to Roe v. Wade, have sought to restrict laws barring sexual discrimination, have supported a ban on interracial marriage, and have worked to narrow laws on gender discrimination. Or Judges like James Leon Holmes who dismissed arguments for the availability of abortion for rape victims claiming that conceptions from rape occur with approximately the same frequency as snowfall in Miami. Each year in America, over 30,000 women become pregnant as a result of rape or incest; snow falls in Miami roughly once every 100 years.

One-trick pony, huh...

I believe America should move forward and advance our right to privacy and equal rights, the civil rights, and the right to choose in this nation.
No one is better at demanding action and holding government accountable than MoveOn.Org – and together we can stop the Bush right-wing juggernaut by mobilizing the United States Senate to reject any Bush Supreme Court nominee hostile to the rights of women to choose.

What can I say. Most disappointing. Do you need a speechwriter? Call me. I could at least add a touch of jocularity to your wooden, canned excuse for a State-of-the-Union address.
No wait. This was just a letter to My bad.
But seriously...tell the whole truth. From the top down. Start with that which we are not being told by Bush's media FOX, MSNBC, CNN, Washington Post, etc. Go over their heads. You are a Senator of the United States for God's sake. Not a mere pundit or media whore. Act like it. And act ON it. Wanna be a real hero? PAC
Here is the Howard Dean Letter to is having an online vote this week. Don't miss it!

Now we move on the Governor Howard Dean of Vermont...

Dear MoveOn member,
Our country is at stake. The Bush Doctrine of preemptive war is wrong for America. The Bush tax cuts are not about cutting taxes; they are about starving and destroying Social Security, Medicare, and our public schools. They call polluting our air "The Clear Skies Act," destroying old growth "The Healthy Forest Act," and taking away our civil liberties "The Patriot Act."

Brilliant! Better yet...true! A great opening graf...although "wrong for America". Hmmm. Sure it is true. But wouldn't "poison for America" be stronger? After all...they ARE the coalition of polluters.
Strange...when I first saw "Healthy Forest Act", I thought it said "Heal Thy Forest Act". Maybe they will change it now...

If you are as tired and angry as I am about the manipulation and lies, then please join my campaign by signing the Pledge to Take Back America. Let's show that millions of us are not ashamed to stand up for our values:

Now THIS is what should be coming out of the mouths of Democrats. Not the same old same old. Not afraid to call lying "lying". Not afraid to admit that "I'm ashamed to be an American, 'cause, you know, I'm cheap..." Something like that. Shame, indeed, has its uses. The Reich should try it sometime...

Too many in my party have failed to stand up to this administration's assault on our country's ideals. Let's show them that the era of conservative intimidation is over. People in Washington worry about "electability"-but they forget why they were elected in the first place. Silence equals defeat. Victory requires educating, organizing, and convincing.

I AM convinced. Who can top this? Anyone else of the 9?
It is 9, isn't it? Seems more like 3 or 4.
"Conservative intimidation".
"Conservative intimidation". Sheesh. Listen next time!
"Sorry, but it bears repeating..."

Defeating George Bush will take nothing short of a massive grassroots movement. That's why we've taken a page from MoveOn's book by providing tools on our Web site to help build the movement in your community. Click below to see what's happening near you and to join in. And please forward this email to your friends -- I want everyone to know that there is a way to get involved, no matter where they live, or how much time they have:
Candidates who continue to say whatever it takes to be elected will lose. What Americans want is a leader who believes in and will fight for sensible and principled positions, including balanced budgets, health care for every American, and a defense policy consistent with American values. The only way we can beat George W. Bush is to stand for a clear alternative.

"A defense policy consistent with American values..."
"A defense policy consistent with American values...YOU HEARD ME! I'm on to you..."
This also needs not only repeating, but inacting. Like Citizen Kane, America, under George W. Bush, has drifted into darkness. We now attack other countries, preemptively willy-nilly. Americans are not like that. We are much better than that. Practically the opposite. The Republicans down OWN the military or the defence of America...which is more than just intimidating and killing people. It is protecting and abroad. And not just our species. We are bigger than that. Our policies should be consistent with that larger view.

On my first day in office, I will tear up the Bush Doctrine of preemptive war. I will end this President's policy of domestic division. I will repeal those parts of the Patriot Act that betray the Bill of Rights. And I will roll back this President's tax cuts, because we will never achieve social justice in this country unless we balance the budget.

Dean is the one. The Grail King. The protector of the people. I can hear it in his voice...

I stood up against this President's attack on Iraq. I did not support his huge tax cuts. I did not support the misnamed "No Child Left Behind Act," which is raising property taxes all over America and bankrupting our public school system. Unlike all but one of my opponents, I have balanced a budget and I have appointed judges-and I am the only candidate who has made health care available to 99% of the children and 90% of the adults in my state.

...another reason to vote for Dr. Dean...

I believe that we can protect ourselves from terrorism and protect the civil liberties that make our nation strong. I believe that we can grow and prosper while also protecting our environment. I believe that a free and brave nation will always be stronger than a fearful nation, and I refuse to submit to fear any longer.

Hear! Hear! Bodhisattva!! As John once said...True love casteth out all fear. We must no submit to this cheap tool of Fascists; fear. People fear death. People fear poverty. Yet all die, and with poverty comes wisdom. Ask Meister Eckhart. Ask Peter Gomes. Hell...ask yourself: Am I getting any wiser standing here, polishing my cars?

Abraham Lincoln said that a government of the people, by the people and for the people would not perish from this earth. Only you-we-have the power to ensure that the ideals of America are not destroyed by this President's radical agenda. If you share my beliefs, then join me in pledging to take back America in 2004:
To plan or to join campaign events near you -- including a nationwide day of rallies and house parties on June 23 -- please click here:

Will do...

We can only undo the damage this President has done by coming together as Americans today. MoveOn-and members like you-have proven that the grassroots has more power today than at any time in history. Yet MoveOn took years to grow to the size it is today. We do not have years. Years from now will be too late. We must come together now to defeat George W. Bush -- so please pass this email along to all of your friends who believe, as you do, that we must act now to take back America.

Agreed. Those who are posturing for 2008 are doing a profound themselves, and to America and the Democratic Party.
We cannot let the theft, lies, poverty and violence continue.

Formidable, Governor Dean. I did not, heretofore, realize how timely, true, and important it is that you, or at least your ideas, become the fabric of America. We have been in the dark too long. And to think...Clinton ushered in quite a lot of sunshine. Only to be replaced by a rebelliant (my word) and floodprone weather, symbolically and otherwise.

If all 9 Democrats were as gutsy as least our side of the story -- the truth -- will get out. PACHere goes a letter to from the handsome Senator Edwards of North Carolina. Of all the candidates, he is certain in the top tier.

Also participating are:
Carol Moseley Braun
Howard Dean
John Edwards
Dick Gephardt
Bob Graham
John Kerry
Dennis Kucinich
Joe Lieberman
Al Sharpton

Lieberman, Graham and Gephardt seem to Anonymoses to be weak and eminently beatable. Sharpton tells it like it is, and is, in my opinion a great asset to the party...along with Kucinich and Moseley Braun.
But Edwards, Dean and Kerry are, in the mind of Anonymoses, the best choices for winning. Dean will probably be portrayed as another Gore wonk...which I like, but the automations will have hay with it.
As a doctor, Dean can pull in the Medical vote, which Bush seems to be trying to pit against the lawyers. Dean and Edwards might then be a most balanced ticket...and win the upper-middle class voter, who are oftentimes in the doctor/lawyer profession. And Bush might well be intimidated by his being a doctor. Edwards certainly has more charisma than Dean, but together...a good team indeed. Kerry can mop the floor with Bush, but will he? Hard to imagine anyone NOT being able to beat Bush, actually. Too bad they cheat lie and it really helps them get selected. The money doesn't hurt either.

If it comes down to mere money...revolution may be the only solution.
Enough talk...I need dinner.
The Masters of Spin

In this column written for the opprobrious MSNBC, Eleanor Clift deconstructs Bush Inc's lie machine. Why she writes for that piece of shit is beyond me, but there it is. Enjoy...

Friday, June 20, 2003

Joyce's Paradiso

A post from the Forum today...

Empire of the Evil Axis by TheGreatAnonymoses

How enemies come and go!

A few years ago, Russia was considered to be the very manifestation of evil. Now they are among our best friends.

Flash-forward five, ten, twenty years. Iraq is our strongest ally. Palestine and Israel have worked it out, and are now friends, family even, and are now among the most visited places in the world, and even the poorest can get good money for a mere trinket. Matzoh Balls and Baba Ghanoush flow in the streets.
England has changed its name to Ireland, and the deed has been transferred to India.
Rednecks are taking telecourses at Princeton, and teaching soccer moms how to roll cigarettes.
The "Children's Coup" has been accomplished by toy guns alone...they are that realistic!

What will be our future? And who will be our enemies and our friends?

Is there no way to break the cycle, without putting the military-industrial complex out of bidness? And what of chariot-makers and phrenologists? How to protect their jobs??

History seems to teach us to take these notions of "evil this" and "evil that" with a grain of salt. Any survey of just about any country will show that all are plenty evil least by human standards.

Is playing the evil game...evil itself?
Who can throw stones with a clear conscience? And will not that muddy a clear conscience?

America should protect itself...but when it starts fights I can't help but see a bully. And we know how bullies turn out!

Maybe they think that bullying with make the country bullish...but this, alas, is bullshite. What is against the Tao is also against the Dow.
:: Dave 1:52 PM [+] :: - Anonymoses

Joyce's Paradiso


Fear is a strange thing. It has a peculiar effect on the mind, which some people use for their benefit.
Fear creates enmity -- a deep-seated hatred, but also implying an enemy.

Scare the people, and show them a picture of the enemy. The rest will work itself out.

When one is stricken with fear, one will do things that one would not normally do. So if you think it is important to keep your wits about you...don't succumb to fear. Fear itself is the enemy, and is, to a certain extent, the creator of it.

When in times of impartial the vested players are entirely vested. Seeking advice from a panicked soul is not wise.

May God remove fear and enmity from all souls, and bodies in need of souls.

May contageous laughter fill the air. This terror thing blows.
:: Dave 2:41 PM [+] :: - Anonymoses

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C'est formidable!

What if the 9 Democratic Candidates attacked Bush from 9 different angles?
Could he (and his media) fend them off?

Take off the pussymitts...and go git 'em! It's feeding time!

This from Sen. Ernest Hollings:
Nobody is paying any attention to the budget deficit. Last month the House Budget Committee's Democrats forecast a deficit of nearly $500 billion, and The Post reported the story on Page A4. Last week the Congressional Budget Office reported that the deficit would balloon to a record $400 billion-plus, and The Post again buried the story on A4. Spending trust funds, such as Social Security, is what keeps the estimate at $400 billion. The actual deficit will be approximately $600 billion.
That's a win for Mitch Daniels. The goal of the departed Office of Management and Budget director was to keep any news that could hurt President Bush's reelection prospects off the front page, and The Post willingly aided and abetted him. In fact, when Daniels left two weeks ago to run for governor of Indiana, he told The Post that the government is "fiscally in fine shape." Good grief! During his 29-month tenure, he turned a so-called $5.6 trillion, 10-year budget surplus into a $4 trillion deficit -- a mere $10 trillion downswing in just two years. If this is good fiscal policy, thank heavens Daniels is gone.
Liar, Liar...
The stories they told - War on Iraq -

The Miami Herald | 06/18/2003 | Graham: Bush deceived the public over threat in Iraq...evokes the C-word: Chimpeachment - The Truth About The Lies PAC
Register to Vote here...
AP Wire | 06/19/2003 | Virtual Primary Faces Vote-Rig and the Internet Vote...June 24

NY Daily News - Daily Dish - Gore, enter stage left?
Will Prince Albert Gore help create a truly liberal media? Stay tuned...and get involved!
U.S. Troops Frustrated With Role In Iraq ( . "The war is supposed to be over, but every day we hear of another soldier getting killed. Is it worth it? Saddam isn't in power anymore. The locals want us to leave. Why are we still here?"

Monday, June 16, 2003

Satan's Media are at it again...laying the groundwork for doing to Iran what we did to Iraq. Ah! What some people will do for money and power! But they still wind up with their ugly wives and uglier friends. No wonder they feel they need to be compensated...

Iddybud the blogger, from her infinite fount of insight, brings you the following related item...
Just one look at the headlines from this hour and you can almost smell the fishy PNAC planning their next fishy preemptive war...
Are you ready for more lies? More war and destroyed lives for oil and I mean ' the furtherance of democracy'?

--UN calls on Iran to allow stricter nuclear inspections (AFP) - June 16 11:23 pm
--Iran sends official protest to US over "interference" (AFP) - June 16 7:51 pm
--Tehran has failed to report certain nuclear activities: IAEA (AFP) - June 16 7:50 pm
--Iran sticks to refusal to allow full IAEA nuclear inspections (AFP) - June 16 4:03 pm
--North Korea exports missiles to Iran by air (AFP) - June 16 3:28 pm
--UN nuclear agency meets in Vienna amidst concern over Iran program (AFP) - June 16 12:12 pm
Jude 9:26 PM

What is needed is less than the raising of a finger.
What is needed is a clear, compelling and universally applaudable and beneficial vision. - Anonymoses
The Mideast: Neocons on the Line
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The Scaife Family Foundation moved its home office here last month to continue its mission of strengthening families and promoting animal welfare....
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Sunday, June 15, 2003

Radio 4All

Who needs Rush when you can have all this?
Free Pacifica
The A-Infos Radio Project
San Francisco Liberation Radio
Radio Vollta - Philly
Free Radio Memphis -- 94.7FM
The Prometheus Radio Project
Beat Radio - Minneapolis, MN
Free Seattle Radio
Radio Free Conscience
Radio One 94.3 FM - Austin, TX
KO.OP-FM--Austin, TX
WORT-FM---Madison, WI
Radio Free Monterey - Monterey, CA
Radio Free Nashville - Nashville, TN
Lake County Radio -- N. California
NY Free Media Alliance
The Media Channel
the FOX-TV/BGH Cover-up Lawsuit
TUC Radio - San Francisco
Radio Topo -- Zaragoza, Spain
Radio 4ZZZ FM -- Queensland, OZ
Radio Onda Rosa -- Rome
Rogue Communications
Radio Blackout -- Torino, Italy
Transmitter Sites From Hell
Radio Free Cascadia - Eugene, OR
Radio Kook- San Francisco
North Seattle Grassroots Radio
Radio Citta Aperta - Rome
Rec Radio- North Tempe, AZ
The Experimental Radio Project
Not Bad Radio - Las Vegas, NV
The Return of Free Speech
Jerry's LPFM Page
UK Pirate Radio
KFJC-FM - Los Altos Hills, CA
Free Radio Spenard - Alaska
KFREE - Ukiah, CA
Earthradio - UK
Radio Free Richmond Project
Radio Cybernet, Italy
Michigan Music Guide
Free Radio - the movie
No Nonsense 106.7FM - Yorkshire, UK
radio periscope 97.0fm Jerusalem
Nueva Radio Intercontinental
Dear NPR - An Opinion site Unwelcome Guests
Free Radio Berkeley
Freak Radio Santa Cruz 96.3FM
Indy Media (IMC)
Steal this Radio 88.7 FM -- NYC
KIND Radio -- San Marcos, TX
The IWW International Radio Network
Free Radio Gainesville
Studio X - Seattle, WA
Radio Limbo 103.3 FM - Tucson, AZ
Mt. Pleasant Broadcasting Club - DC
Save Our Station -- NYC
SPURT Radio - Berkeley/Oakland
Radio Rebelia FM - Poland
The Grid Radio -- Cleveland, Ohio
Radio Free Quebec
The Tao Communications
Radio 4A - Brighton, UK
Full Logic Reverse - Nevada City, CA
Americans for Radio Diversity
Vancouver Co-operative Radio
Radio 100 Ether FM - Amsterdam
CUIT Toronto Action Committee
The Grassroots Radio Coalition
Radio Free Allston -- Allston, MA
Radio Mutiny -- Philly
WBAIfree -- Free WBAI's Website
Radio for Peace - Costa Rica
North Valley Radio - Oroville, WA
The WOMB 107.1 -- Florida
WWWL 88.9
Radio Free World
Montrose Radio --Houston, TX
BTR 88.5 FM - Milwaukee, WI
WPKN - Bridgeport, CT
Radio Veronica - St. Louis, MO
Free Radio Network
WDOA - Worcester, MA
Party Town Radio
DFM Int - Web Radio, Europe
Correspondenza Hip Hop - Italia
Hitradio Accuzur - Nederlands
CJAM 91.5 - Windsor, Ontario
Alfa Lima International - short wave
M-A Infoshop's Pirate Radio Kiosk
Radio HYPE! Gdansk Poland
88.7 the Rage
The Grassroots News Network

Media Monopoly - text - Bagdikian
1997 Edition
Political Research Associates Political Research Associates is an independent, nonprofit research center that studies antidemocratic, authoritarian, and other oppressive movements, institutions, and trends. PRA is based on progressive values, and is committed to advancing an open, democratic, and pluralistic society. PRA provides accurate, reliable research and analysis to activists, journalists, educators, policy makers, and the public at large.

What does "right wing" mean?
Jean V. Hardisty, Ph.D.
Director, Political Research Associates
At PRA, we are often asked how we define the right wing. In the U.S., there is an identifiable right-wing agenda. Its roots lie in the lynchings of Blacks in the South by the Ku Klux Klan, the ideological principles of the John Birch Society, and the McCarthy hearings of the 1950's.
Central to the agenda is white supremacism, preservation of individual wealth in a setting of free market capitalism, preservation of rigidly traditional religious and family structures, and defense of US military hegemony.
There is virtually universal agreement that para-military white supremacists or neo-Nazis are right wing. More subtle distinctions are required when right-wing groups operate within mainstream US culture.
Sectors of the Right Wing
Amnesty International - Library - USA: The Guantánamo scandal continues

AlterNet: Rescuing Private Lynch, Forgetting Rachel Corrie
The Daily Brew
No Investigation Necessary
© June 15, 2003
The Daily Brew
There is no longer any real question about whether Bush lied to Congress and the American people about Iraq. He did. The aluminum tubes, the uranium from Niger, the unmanned drones rigged to spew clouds of bio-toxins over New York City at any second? All lies. The Bush administration's public statements themselves demonstrate these were lies, and no further Congressional inquiry is necessary to prove it.

But if the lies were bad, the innuendos were worse. Brazenly exploiting the tragedy, the administration intentionally (and successfully) created a connection between Iraq and September 11th in the mind of the public that simply did not exist. Bush sold the attack using the same smoke and mirrors Enron used to earn "profits." Again, Congress need not hold hearings to establish this fact. The Bush administration's public statements already on record are all that is needed.

Thus it really doesn't matter if they ever find weapons of mass destruction. The Bush administration isn't going to find Nigerian uranium or drones capable of attacking the United States no matter how hard they look. Even if they do find something else, Bush still lied.

While congressional hearings might provide some nice political theater (and have therefore been blocked by the Republicans), they are not really necessary. The fundamental question created by the war on Iraq has been answered.

Censored 2003: The Top 25 Censored Media Stories of 2001-2002

#1: FCC Moves to Privatize Airwaves
#2: New Trade Treaty Seeks to Privatize Global Social Services
#3: United States' Policies in Colombia Support Mass Murder
#4: Bush Administration Hampered FBI Investigation 46 into Bin Laden Family Before
#5: U.S. Intentionally Destroyed Iraq's Water System
#6: U.S. Government Pushing Nuclear Revival
#7: Corporations Promote HMO Model for School Districts
#8: NAFTA Destroys Farming Communities in U.S. and Abroad
#9: U.S. Faces National Housing Crisis
#10: CIA Double Deals in Macedonia
#11: Bush Appoints Former Criminals to Key Government Roles
#12: NAFTA's Chapter 11 Overrides Public Protection Laws of Countries
#13: Henry Kissinger and Gerald Ford Lied to the American Public about East Timor
#14: New Laws Restrict Access to Abortions in U.S.
#15: Bush's Energy Plan Threatens Environment and Public Health
#16: CIA Kidnaps Suspects for Overseas Torture and Execution
#17: Corporate Media Ignores Key Issues of the Anti-Globalization Protests
#18: World's Coral Reefs Dying
#19: American Companies Exploit the Congo
#20: Novartis's Gene Research Endangers Global Plant Life
#21: Large U.S. Temp Company Undermines Union Jobs and Mistreats Workers
#22: Fish Farms Threaten Health of Consumers and Aquatic Habitats
#23: Horses Face Lives of Unnecessary Abuse for Drug Company Profits
#24: Wal-mart Takes
In These Times | Neocon Convergences
That neocons are galvanized by race is no surprise. One of the founding documents of neoconservatism is Norman Podhoretz’s 1963 essay “My Negro Problem—and Ours.” In that famous Commentary essay, Podhoretz’s comments helped create a gap between blacks and Jews that has yet to be bridged. Among other things, he suggested that the solution to America’s racial problem would be for blacks to accept miscegenation as an unobtrusive form of genocide.

Victims of these evils see the link between neo-imperialism and neoracism much more easily than the victimizers. And they fear this axis of evil much more than the one concocted by Bush’s speech writers. That’s likely one reason black Americans resisted overwhelming media propaganda and opposed the Iraq invasion. The funding priorities of the Bradley Foundation show those fears are not misplaced.
Politics forum - Utne Cafe
TAP: Vol 14, Iss. 7. Keep Your Eyes On the Prize. Robert B. Reich.