I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
I not only know conservatives .. and have most of my life, I've often worked with them writing legislation. Electronic voting is an example.
One of my civil rights heroes was Senator Everett Dirksen, a conservative from Illinois .. and I can argue and state absolutely glowing things about George W. Bush .. who walked into the White House door and proclaimed that he was going to do something about AIDS . against the wishes of many in his own party .. and he did it. He saved more than a million lives throughout the world, most specifically, Africa .. which is not to suggest that the blood of Iraq isn't still on his hands.
Surely you can run along and find yourself someone easier to debate. :0)
I think this post says it all
The hatred shows through whether that was intended or not is irrelevant.I'm betting that just about everybody on this board .. which I'm new to .. who supports George Zimmerman and stand your ground laws, are republican/teabagger/conservative/right winger/just hates black people. Most all fall somewhere in that mix.
I have no illusion that I possess the power to change anyone's mind about anything .. thus, how you interpret stand your ground is purely up to you .. interpret them anyway you choose. But for me, they represent an evil reminiscent of America's ****-stained racist past. I equate the murder of Trayvon Martin to that of Emmitt Till .. reinforced the further murder of an innocent woman stranded by car problems.
But continue behaving like an angry blackman and hide behind the color of your skin.
It's safer that way.......
yes, I guess we can all now agree that Martin picked the wrong guy to jump on that night. I guess the lesson learned is that people are crazy, so best not to start a physical altercation with a stranger(for WHATEVER REASON).......because well, they might be crazy enough to shoot and kill you. EVEN if you feel the guy is "racially profiling" you. Just move on. No need to lose your life over that.
Last edited by JoeTrumps; 11-19-13 at 04:48 PM.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville