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1StrongBlackMan's Journal
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July 9, 2016

I support ...

donat(ing) to the NAACP, and joining and donating to the SPLC and the ACLU. Speak up in public, Church and where ever it needs to be done.

But hesitate on the joining the NAACP suggestion, unless that person has thoroughly disabused him/herself of the notion that join means "gives equivalence of opinion on racial issues" or "the right to be heard."

Just saying ... that "How to be an ally" thing.
June 30, 2016

Hell ... I proudly "outted" myself more than a year ago ...

If being (DU) "progressive" means ... advocating income equality AND championing sacrificing the poor and working classes (i.e., "Let's go over the fiscal cliff!&quot ; and/or, advocating income equality AND championing sacrificing PoC, women, and the LGBT community (i.e., "Income Equality IS the most important issue of our time&quot ; and/or, advocating a set of policy goals that begins with "IF" (and that "IF" involves a series of unlikely occurrences) AND criticize Democratic policies (established in the current political environment), as inadequate; but, in their imperfection, do benefit the majority of the poor and working classes (i.e., the ACA, Executive Orders, etc.); and/or, spending the vast majority of your posts (especially during election season), criticizing Democrats, Democratic candidates, and "other" Democrats for supporting Democrats and/or Democratic candidates, as has been presented by DU "progressives"; then, ...

you are quite correct ... I am in no way a DU "progressive"!

Thank the universe!


Notice how closely my grievance(s) matches that/those of the OP. I said it before him, and agree with him now.
March 27, 2016

I'm SOOOO stealing that!

January 2, 2016

Done ...

Social Justice
Solid safety net


Arizona (by way of Ohio, but will never return to live)

August 24, 2015

Please self-reflect ...

By doing so, you might understand that my post was not goading.

August 13, 2015

Yes. I agree that the thought was to ...

Get white people to not see color in their interactions with Black people, and, as we see ... it was a flawed strategy because it allowed (s) white Americans to not face their bigotry; but more, the effects of their bigotry.

August 12, 2015

Some work so hard at being the victim ...

"I really don't like chicken."

"Why don't you like me."

"I was talking about chicken."

"But I'very eaten chicken, so you're implying ..."

July 23, 2015


"The Veer Offense ... it's just like NovoNovocaine. Just give it a little time and it'll work, just fine."

- Coach Boone: Remember the Titans

July 23, 2015

What on Earth do I find about the Senator's current positions that run counter to

, or display evolution in, his earlier positions?

His focus on economic justice ... granted, he has made (mostly) the correct and supportive votes over the years; but, then again, so have just about all Democrats, certainly all of the Democratic candidates.

But I DO know that Dr. King recognized that the policies that held the black man down for so long had essentially the same effect on poor white folk, too. I know that the sanitation union that he was in Memphis to march with when he was murdered had both black and white membership (although, only white guys were allowed in the CAB of the garbage truck).

Would you please stop re-writing history ... Please. I know the myth being told ... but it does not comport with history. Here is a link to the speech he gave in Memphis in support of the Union.


Please point to a single line that would suggest that he was there for the white garbage truck drivers or the white haulers; rather than, the 1,300 Black trash haulers ... striking after the deaths of two Black haulers killed because the city rules forbade black employees to seek shelter from rain anywhere but in the back of their compressor trucks, with the garbage.

Hell, point to a single line that even mentions poor white folks!

Can you give me an example of a policy that would decrease income inequality for poor whites ONLY, and would not simultaneously improve the black man's lot in life?

Sure ... Raising the Minimum wage would decrease income inequality (we are told) for poor whites as a class; but, would still leave poor Black people in the same relative position.

Bernie's "current economic focus" is to create the rising tide that lifts all boats. But his OVERALL focus is to create a real, grassroots Progressive movement like this country has never seen before.

Agreed; but, the problem is ... Black folks have been saying, "That's fine and al good; but, it would be helpful if we had a boat."

Because he's not going to be able to do what he wants to get done with a Congress like the one we've got now. If ANY Democrat is going to have a successful Presidency from 2016 - 2024, we're going to have to give him (or her) a Senate and a House that he (or she) can work with. Not like this ship of fools Obama has suffered with.

I completely, and absolutely, agree.
April 23, 2015

Yeah. Okay. n/t

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