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August 13, 2009

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No, not really. It's all about the idea that people who don't look just like the one in your mirror are, somehow, not really people.

Pretty damn endemic stuff. Among the Native Americans, every clan's name for itself (I'm not going to go as far as saying tribes 'cause we're starting to find out we had, in our typical Eurotrash arrogance, misclassified that level of solidarity/similarity) meant "The People."

Historically, starting with about the Iroquois League, the "conquering heroes" adopted the names their "tame Indians" used for "wild Indians". Every single one was a hostile designation, and not a one meant "The People."

Sound familiar? Read Tarzan of the Apes -- the chapters on the Waziri, particularly.

In places where there's not skin color to discriminate by, people invent shit: sects of religion, for example.

We are, at heart and bottom, a selfish and churlish species.

the 1980's are the new 1950'.

I'm forced to wonder if the birthers and the like know that their crap is crap and are just trying to beat eggs or if they actually believe their own crap without knowing that it's crap.

If there was any doubt, watch the video of McCaskill's town meeting where a white man crosses the aisle, yanks a post of Rosa Parks out of a black woman's hands and rips it up.

That action had nothing to do with health care and everything to do with racism.

One of the facebook folks I have been arguing with about healthcare says Obama's plan is not abouth ealthcare at all, but abaout "reparations and wealth redistribution."

To quote the Fat and Frothy One, "It was always about race."

losing is hard after having absolute heaven for 8 years.

"losing is hard after having absolute heaven for 8 years."

They were promised a permanent majority too. "Losing" that's gotta sting. But people of that mindset don't turn on their leaders, so their free-floating anxiety and anger has to focus on something -- or someone -- else.

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