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It made the National News right?

Good, bad, indifferent America has engaged in alienating behavior. We are alienated. Our black youth - are extremely alienated.

When alienated - this is what you get.

I'm using the word 'alienate' because I've seen it used by white posters at DU the past few days to describe how these actions and words make them feel on a personal level. There have been these outpouring of emotions posts that I don't understand. I'm trying to though.

They are shocked at the words, the signs, the actions - we had a DUer try to get a SOP lock on an op in the AfAm group this past week because someone posted a comedian's video where she uses laughter and humor to show how it " feels" when non blacks speak over blacks to explain to us why/what we should be feeling. The video thread is still on the main page. In the thread you can see where I posted the Alert to Group Hosts Content.

Our very language and laughter at the nightmare the country is for us is now an affront to America.

That's an alienating concept

And I agree on destruction in black neighborhoods - but BLM pre dates Ferguson - it started with a teenager named Trayvon.

This isn't going away any time soon.

So how can get non black Americans who are disturbed by ALL of it to understand that. It's the new normal. And they have to accept it. Don't have o like it or agree with it - but have to accept that the anger from sustained relentless alienation is there.

Tell us how to help them accept it. Help us to help come to terms with it . . .
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Sun Nov 15, 2015, 08:11 AM (1 replies)

The not comparing to other countries I agree with

And it goes to the black American experience.

We started as selfish wealthy colonists who over turned our Monarchy. The best "other example" since they overturned the power of the same country is India. But that wasn't the wealthy who made it happen there - disconnect.

When they overturned the power structure three things remained in place -
People as commodities - Slaves/Black Americans
People removal to benefit the expansion of commerce - Natives
People Indentured to support commerce - Indentured Servants . . . Many from what is now Great Britain.

All three allowed for Capitalism to be cemented in our culture. That's why on the face of the I Am A Man Garbage men movement it appears to be a move towards labor/socialism -

But in reality it was a move against the government of that city, state, country to treat all EARNERS equally. To a fair wage for a black man who might have liked to support his family without dependence on social welfare programs.

You have to contrast their desire to make a buck and live independently with the White Male City, State, Country Union employees who COULD support their families.

It was about equal access to capital so they could build wealth. It was about their wives and children being able to rely on the government he paid taxes to - in the event of his death on the job. So - his children had a shot in the US.

People say - well some do - that The Great Gatsby is the great American novel. It's about desire - one being to be a part of the "American Dream". I say - that American Dream of prosperity and affluence - a decent life - it was never ours.

Until a shot rang out . . .
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Wed Oct 28, 2015, 04:26 AM (0 replies)

Read through it twice kindof

You know - my Aunt and Uncle - when he was recruited by Xerox in the mid 1960's . . . Had to look at (to purchase) and move in at night. Rochester NY . . . It was everywhere.

I can't c/p on my iPad from the NPR site - but there is a piece in there about how whites we're "allowed" to purchase the tract home at around 9K . . . They increased in value to 400/500 K. That became - becomes - handed down wealth, sending kids to college, etc etc

I know too many black folks who didn't grow up in a 'house' - and they've worked very hard to acquire the wealth they do have. It's why I get batty about the 'redistribute the wealth' trope.

From whom and to whom?

Can a black family with a home, a vacation home, maybe a few hundred k in their retirement who are first generation home owners/wealth builders be excused fom that?

Because it seems pretty shitty to take something from people who thumbed their noses at America and beat this country at their own game.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Sun Oct 25, 2015, 05:40 PM (1 replies)

Not Supporting a Candidate When You are Black


I think - personally - Does not mean you have Stockholm Syndrome.

Since another thread back here was alerted on and hidden (just look at the group for that one - it's high up on the page) -

I thought I would bring it up.

Black DU'ers - do you feel you have Stockholm Syndrome JUST because you aren't hot? In need of ice water and aloe? In need of an emergency room? Having a fever?

Do you think you are a 'simpleton'?

Why is it when you are smart, faster, more efficient, more resilient and able to withstand societal pressures better -

That some folks seem to think it's the other way around? That we are simple feeble minded fools cowering in a corner with a figurative gun to our heads?

Can we discuss?

Because I read something really really disturbing this morning and it needs to be discussed.

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Fri Oct 16, 2015, 09:01 AM (38 replies)

Screen play idea -Ohio

Thanks for this!
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Sun Sep 27, 2015, 12:03 PM (0 replies)

This is a great post

And all of those folks that only show up back here when it's to defend The Bernie show what their intent is by not responding or rec'ing it.

I'll remember that.

Lather, rinse, repeat:
Infants of African American women in 2008 had the largest death rate, which was more than twice the rate among infants of white women.

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Tue Sep 22, 2015, 05:58 PM (1 replies)

John Lewis - 2014 Post Comparing Cornel to POTUS doesn't make sense to me

I wrote this Tuesday, August 26, 2014 http://www.democraticunderground.com/11878298.

My comments still stand. This was long before anyone declared they were running for the office of POTUS.

If Corny  is so right - why hasn't he ever run for office. He lived in Princeton. They haven't  elected a Republican Mayor in oh since . . .

He couldn't even run for Mayor of Princeton NJ?


I'd like to quote the wise and sage Stevie Wonder:

We would not care to wake up to the nightmare
That's becoming real life
But when mislead who knows a person's mind
Can turn as cold as ice
Why do you keep on making us hear your song
Tellin' us how you are changing right from wrong
'Cause if you really want to hear our views
"You haven't done nothin'

Understand - blacks aren't a monolith. Understand, some blacks such as myself think talk is cheap.  Unless you have the guts to run yourself - go to hell Corny. You have spoken, wrote, hell - even acted! What legislation did you see over the finsh line?

There are attempts to compare a writer/college professor/actor with POTUS. The better question to pose to me - because West had an 8 year head start in life over Obama - he had every opportunity to get off of his soapbox and get something passed into law somewhere -

Compare Contrast John Lewis' career as an activist and legislator to Cornel West's pretty words.

John Lewis didn't just 'march' or write books and lecture:

And he - 

And he also -

Now he says stuff like this -

And wow - he wants us to get on up and get in trouble!

And because of this -

And yeah - this -

I've got a feeling about who Lewis will be endorsing . . .
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Mon Sep 14, 2015, 04:16 AM (28 replies)

Group Host - I'm going to make it easy for you ALBliberal block

But I'm going to brek our rules. I'm not giving a warning. I'm copying and pasting the disruptive posts by someone who states they are going back to "ignoring these threads" - and blocking you.

Don't pm me - I will be blocking you from doing so momentarily.

ALBliberal (406 posts) 
18. Why in the world was a physical address ever given out?

I have no sympathy. No one should be giving out addresses on this forum. This drama is not at all what I want to read about or be subjected

Response to steve2470 (Reply #19)Thu Sep 10, 2015, 07:25 PM
ALBliberal (406 posts) 
20. she's giving out way too much information if she was tracked in that way

I can have sympathy for her error there but I think she is fanning the flames...this stalker is getting way too much attention 

I do wish her the best and a safe future
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23. so you think it's wise to give enough information out that posters

On an online forum can track an address? I hope it's a po box and not a physical address. And you think it's also ok to share mail from a non trusted source with the same forum possibly feeding into this unknown and non trusted source's ego....for what purpose? How does any of this help bravenak or make him or her safer? 

I point these things out and you say I am blaming the victim? 

Going back to ignoring these threads
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Thu Sep 10, 2015, 07:30 PM (0 replies)

What a great idea! (Maltese for journal)

Adding to journal. We are starting to look for a Maltese puppy from local in home breeders. Great for when he/she reaches adulthood. I see it is for dogs 8 pounds and heavier - but great idea!
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Sat Sep 5, 2015, 05:01 AM (1 replies)

She's a hypocrite then

This tells me who she REALLY is and what she REALLY believes . . .

That it's just a piece of paper.

True story - my dad was moved to Fort Knox just a few months after the Loving vs VA case. My mom of course went with him.

It was NOT just a piece of paper to them (a till death do they part marriage) and it isn't for the couples trying to tie the knot that are the same sex in Kentucky.

I hope she fets thrown in jail for breaking the law. And if there aren't laws that get one thrown in jail for denying others their Civil Liberties or Rights - maybe there needs to be.

Maybe that's the next big challenge? Making those who deny criminally responsible for their bigotry?
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Wed Sep 2, 2015, 04:22 AM (1 replies)
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