America continues to deal with race.
Frankly, old subliminal attitudes are at the root
of much of the demonizing of our amazing president.
Check out this 3 minute preview.
It will all begin to make more sense.
Films like Lincoln, 12 Years A Slave,
and Django, further a conversation
that includes Trayvon Martin,
Stand Your Ground, and the bible
(which was used to both fight and defend slavery -
as in the marriage equality fight today)
Attitudes of opposition to the federal government
are quite ingrained in parts of the US,
yet significant numbers of US military volunteers, and
our presidents, have come from the South
(the old rebel confederacy that lost the Civil War).
They continue to see things differently.
As the British Empire,
and much of the civilized world
recognized slavery as unsavory
(to say the very least)
southern plantation owners promoted
images of happily singing "darkies"
thriving under the protection
of benevolent owners, er, masters
(sounds so much nicer, like with pets).
Their motivations were financial,
but not solely,
and the entire US
made lots of money
on slave labor
(they partially built
our US Congress building
with it's famous dome)
I see an inspiring (if not always perfect)
president who mostly
what I believe in
well, it would be distasteful
to share some of the
I've seen thrown at this man
and his family!
Now Europe seems to be facing up
to the Roma (Gypsy) in their midst.
China has her Uighurs
(The Uighurs & Roma
are both unrecognized
to Spell Check!)
What is going on
with group relations
in YOUR place?
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