What is Clinton going to do about the attacks on her? The problem with your comment, and the person who gave you a 2, is that it's silly. You only changing the flavor fo the attack, not the fact they will attack. I am not a supporter of either candidate, but I find argument such as this by both sides naive. CLinton has no more chance of not being attacked like this than Obama,a nd vice versa. Thats not a response, in any case, to what you originally said. You said you personally were offended. I asked, why. Now apparently what you really mean is that you personally politically think this will hurt us so you are offended?
Why? Going point by point through what he said- I was like I could see where he was coming from even if I thought he was a little crazy with the theories. After the CIA invovlement in the drug trade, the Tusgee incident , the present Senator who sterilized black women without their consent, I understood from where his comments came from about AIDS (we dont' know where it comes from) but I understood as over the top rather than offensive or threatening. It's like people in their response are being as over the top as he is. Seriously, "threatening" "offensive" those are some large terms to fill.
see above. Many of you have you talking points down. I admit they may work with a lot of white low information voters. But, I asked this question not as a politician trying to score points, but out of consideration for the quotes and subject matters discussed. I didn't asked whether Wrights comments were false or over the top. I asked what made the OFFENSIVE. This is the word many of you keep using;. It's a higher standard than what you have provided so far.
Paul Rosenberg in a post where h shows simiilar statments said throughout American history- gets at the heart of this. Indeed one one of the quotes- that are similar to Wright about God and America is by Thomas Jefferson.
I support the idea that people can get frustrated and believe silly things, but I don't assume that that is all they are. interesting idea that is.
Uhm- slavery did happen. So I have no clue what the concentration snark was about since uhm- yeah it was a genocide that killed millions of slaves transporting them over here, and millions over the decades and centuries it existed. Moreover we aren't even getting into Jim Crow.
If I believe there was slavery there is something very wrong with me? If I believe the following diary by Rosenberg (not an Obama supporter and neither am I for that matter) there is something wrong with me?
To that I say, okay- but then there is probably more wrong with you that you engage in such hyperbole but then condemn others for the same.
By the way- when I was growing up I worked for a guy who called me nigger each time I got into work. I've experience racism in the form of how my mother was treagted when she was diagnosed with cancer. You can certainly dismiss all of this by whatever means you need to, but at the end of the day. The only thing wrong with me is that althoguht I don't agree with Wright's words- I understand them. Whereas your analysis pretends as if there is no reason whatso ever anyone would ever feel the need to feel this.
Let me close with this- a medley of various quotes by American leaders who have said over the top things about America and god:
a) You don't think 9/11 was a matter of blow back on America? Oh, and don't pull that 'as a new yorker' crap on me, I got friends who were in the building and got out who say something similar to the blow back point. I live in NYC. Try again.
b) Actually we don't know where HIV comes from. I did research on it in teh early 90s. that may have chanced, but I doubt it. No one knows if it was man made or not. This is something that is not only said in the black community, but a conspiracy theory in the gay community too. The conspiracy part is assuming it was deliberate. Its extremea, but offensive? Look up the tuskgee experiement. Look up the illustrious present senator from the south who sterilized young black women without their consent. Look up the CIA's involvement in the drug trade into the US.
c) Guilt by association is a two edge that you can live and die by. Remember that last part. I am not a Clinton or Obama supporter, but I am an honest broker. You don't want to play that game. It's one the Clintons will lose.
d) I have a friend who goes to church. His preacher voted for Bush. Says that Iraq to this day is the right decision and believes that gay marriage is a sin. My friend still goes to that church. Does that mean that my friend believes everhything the preacher says? If you said yes, you would be both ignorant and wrong.
e) Love love love how you tact the irrelevant crap into the last sentence.