Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pat Buchanan - The Great (Anti) Emancipator!!

Pat Buchanan wrote a new book - “Suicide Of A Superpower”! Good thing for us, he really feels the disposition of the people who make up our great country . . . .
Those who believe the rise to power of an Obama rainbow coalition of peoples of color means the whites who helped to engineer it will steer it are deluding themselves. The whites may discover what it is like to ride in the back of the bus.
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Perhaps some of us misremember the past. But the racial, religious, cultural, social, political, and economic divides today seem greater than they seemed even in the segregation cities some of us grew up in.
Back then, black and white lived apart, went to different schools and churches, played on different playgrounds, and went to different restaurants, bars, theaters, and soda fountains. But we shared a country and a culture. We were one nation. We were Americans.
I love that last sentence - separate, but equal!  Ole Pat's America must have been a glorious place to live (as long as you were white, that is . . . )  Of course we weren't one nation!! I'm guessing that he and like-minded potato-heads would like us all to forget that the 'different' schools, churches, playgrounds and the like were anything but 'equal'.  The Japanese interment camps in the 40's?  Indian Reservations?  Good thing ole Buchanan remembers that all of this meant that we were still all Americans (problem is - his lot would they not be Americans at all . . . )

This is the reason that the far-right-wingers can never hold on to the hearts of all of the conservatives for more than a television season.  You can only apologize so many times for tripe like this.



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