Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Racists & Cowards Always Charge Racism & Cowardice

In a month dedicated to being black, Eric Holder charged that we, as a nation, are cowards because we do not talk enough about our racial differences.

Holder: US is nation of cowards on racial matters
In a speech to Justice Department employees marking Black History Month, Holder said the workplace is largely integrated but Americans still self-segregate on the weekends and in their private lives.

"Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards," said Holder, nation's first black attorney general.

I grew tired of the talking years ago. First the talk was about how we are all the same and now the talk is about how we are all different. Of course all through this talkfest it has been about money and power.

Those doing the talking, actually self righteous lecturing, have made a lot of money and have gained a lot of power and those talking include both white and black as well as red, brown, yellow and every other group. Too much talk and not enough action.

When I was in high school I first heard the talk. I heard about integration. I heard about equal rights. A professor at the local private university held a public lecture pointing out the rotten soul of America because of racism. He didn't find it ironic as he described the separation of races in society, in education and work that the audience in the school chapel was a mixed race audience and that different races sat comfortably together because they worked together, went to school together and played sports and entertained together. That is because he felt he was talking the word to the heathen and it never occurred to him that the heathens ignored the talk and just walked the walk.

It was then that I realized that there are those that talk and then there are those who do.

Eric Holder has to keep yammering to keep the public's eye in another direction because if they looked directly at him and listened to what is really important, his actions, they'd know that Holder is a coward using racism to hide his past and to further his agenda.

As in all things American, the people do things in a far better fashion than the government. It is a far better world where people are people and an equal people. It is a far worse world in which revenge and racism has been codified and made the acceptable norm among those that feel the need to feed of the soul of our nation.

I wish they'd shut their damned mouth and leave all of us to live our lives together.

Swedish Banking First Step Of Nationalizing Into Socialism

And McCain and Graham Leading Republicans Who Agree With Obama

Bank nationalisation gains ground with Republicans
Long regarded in the US as a folly of Europeans, nationalisation is gaining rapid acceptance among Washington opinion-formers – and not just with Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman. Perhaps stranger still, many of those talking about nationalising banks are Republicans.

Lindsey Graham, the Republican senator for South Carolina, says that many of his colleagues, including John McCain, the defeated presidential candidate, agree with his view that nationalisation of some banks should be “on the table”.
“You should not get caught up on a word [nationalisation],” he told the Financial Times in an interview. “I would argue that we cannot be ideologically a little bit pregnant. It doesn’t matter what you call it, but we can’t keep on funding these zombie banks [without gaining public control]. That’s what the Japanese did.”

You cannot be ideologically a little bit socialist either. A government that accepts a little socialism, as our government already has, is more willing to accept more and more, arguing that we've always returned to capitalism in the past.

At what point will Congress decide that there is no reason to return to capitalism and retreat from socialism? We may be at that point.