"You don't know me but I'm your brother
I was raised here in this living Hell
You don't know my kind in your world
Fairly soon, the time will tell
You, telling me the things you're gonna do for me
I ain't blind and I don't like what I think I see...." ~Taken It To The Streets by the The Doobie Brothers~
The Black Lives Matter folks crashed yet another Bernie Sanders gathering this weekend, and it has white liberals quite upset with some of you Negroes. "Why are they protesting poor Bernie Sanders? The man marched with Dr. King for crying out loud." (So did Charlton Heston, but we get the point.) And you are hearing a lot of this as well: "They should be out protesting republican and conservative gatherings, not the people who are actually supporting black causes".
I can't say that I disagree with that sentiment, but I also understand the anger and frustration with professional politicians like Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Like the great Doobie Brothers say in their song, they are always telling us what they are going to do for us, but they can never quite deliver.
I have heard that this particular group is fronted by George Soros, and that he (Soros) is with Hillary all the way, so he is the person behind all those protests against Sanders. I am not sure if that's true or not, but if it turns out to be the case, the protesters might want to do some soul searching. It's cool to make Bernie Sanders accountable, but Hillary Clinton needs to be accountable as well. These people are supposed to be our political soul- mates. They are the ones who are supposed to look out for us when those other people are taking away our voting rights, locking up our sons and daughters, supporting an out of control law enforcement establishment, gutting public education, and sending our jobs to who knows where.
But if we are going to be honest with ourselves, we have to admit that most of the time we can't tell one politician from the other. Once they get our votes, it's off to Washington and business as usual: More money from lobbyist to pass laws to help rich people who bought and paid for said lobbyist in the first place.
What a racket.
And speaking of those other people, it looks like their front runner, Donald Trump, has finally done the unthinkable in their eyes: attack a FOX VIEWS host.
Nothing Donald Trump did leading up to his ignorant and misogynistic rant about Megyn (White Santa) Kelly seemed to affect his lead on the GOP field. He said racist, xenophobic, and misogynist things before , but all that just seemed to make him even more popular among the faithful. "Oh that's Donald just speaking his mind and saying what they rest of us are thinking but are too afraid to say. We are sick of political correctness." So now that he has been politically incorrect with one of their own, will their views suddenly change?
I think we are already starting to see the answer to that question.
"But [Ben]Carson thinks there’s a line you can cross when you’re being politically incorrect, and talked to CBS’ John Dickerson about it on Face the Nation this morning.
“I think there may be a difference,” Carson said, “between political correctness and, you know, courteous speech.”
He made it clear that political correctness makes it difficult for people to honestly speak to one another, but “in no way to I advocate saying mean things about people.”
So Dr. Ben, which is it? I think a brain surgeon should show more clarity of thought on this one.
And then there was Rand Paul.
"[Rand]Paul was the first of Donald Trump‘s rivals to go on the attack against him at last week’s Republican debate, right after Trump got booed for refusing to commit to the GOP. Paul said, “This is what’s wrong. He buys and sells politicians of all stripes.”
On Fox News Sunday today, Paul elaborated to Chris Wallace, saying, “I don’t think we should reward vulgarity. And I don’t think vulgarity equates with insight.”'
Now that's a case of the pot and the kettle if I have ever seen one. Mr. Paul must have forgotten what network he was on. The folks at FOX VIEWS have spent the last seven years being vulgar to the man who makes his home at 1600 Pennsylvania, Avenue.
What Donald Trump is now finding out (and I think that the polls will soon reflect it), is that it's not only those nasty Democrats who have strict political correctness standards; the party he is running to represent in the presidential race has them as well. They just happen to be standards of convenience.
*Pic from yahoo.com