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Except that is all wrong. I have posted on here before that I share several views with the left. Doesn't change the fact I hate them.
Btw you are exactly what you accuse me of.
Liberals don't fit into society...hmmm last two elections say otherwise
brb sex change
I'm a republican, but the crazy ones still don't think their needs to be changes to the party. Until some big changes are made, I don't see Republicans winning an election for a while.
I believe this as well. Republicans are going to have to go slightly further left if they want to win an election IMO.
Three W's In My Life: Ward, Weinke, and Winston
Agree...,.first step your party should stop with all the gay and Mexican hating
I come across that way with you because I toy with you. I live in Tennessee and know you're kind. You're the kind of republican the party is trying to usher to the back of the room right now so noone will see or hear you.
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Ladies and Gentlemen I give you...a Liberal
By Amanda Kijera, civic journalist and activist in Haiti
Two weeks ago, on a Monday morning, I started to write what I thought was a very clever editorial about violence against women in Haiti. The case, I believed, was being overstated by women’s organizations in need of additional resources. Ever committed to preserving the dignity of Black men in a world which constantly stereotypes them as violent savages, I viewed this writing as yet one more opportunity to fight “the man” on behalf of my brothers. That night, before I could finish the piece, I was held on a rooftop in Haiti and raped repeatedly by one of the very men who I had spent the bulk of my life advocating for.
It hurt. The experience was almost more than I could bear. I begged him to stop. Afraid he would kill me, I pleaded with him to honor my commitment to Haiti, to him as a brother in the mutual struggle for an end to our common oppression, but to no avail. He didn’t care that I was a Malcolm X scholar. He told me to shut up, and then slapped me in the face. Overpowered, I gave up fighting halfway through the night.
Accepting the helplessness of my situation, I chucked aside the Haiti bracelet I had worn so proudly for over a year, along with it, my dreams of human liberation. Someone, I told myself, would always be bigger and stronger than me. As a woman, my place in life had been ascribed from birth. A Chinese proverb says that “women are like the grass, meant to be stepped on.” The thought comforted me at the same time that it made me cringe.
A dangerous thought. Others like it have derailed movements, discouraged consciousness and retarded progress for centuries. To accept it as truth signals the beginning of the end of a person–or community’s–life and ability to self-love. Resignation means inertia, and for the past two weeks I have inhabited its innards. My neighbors here include women from all over the world, but it’s the women of African descent, and particularly Haitian women, who move me to write now.
Truly, I have witnessed as a journalist and human rights advocate the many injustices inflicted upon Black men in this world. The pain, trauma and rage born of exploitation are terrors that I have grappled with every day of my life. They make one want to strike back, to fight rabidly for what is left of their personal dignity in the wake of such things. Black men have every right to the anger they feel in response to their position in the global hierarchy, but their anger is misdirected.
Women are not the source of their oppression; oppressive policies and the as-yet unaddressed white patriarchy which still dominates the global stage are. Because women–and particularly women of color–are forced to bear the brunt of the Black male response to the Black male plight, the international community and those nations who have benefitted from the oppression of colonized peoples have a responsibility to provide women with the protection that they need.
The United Nations, western women’s organizations and the Haitian government must immediately provide women in Haiti with the funding that they need to build domestic violence and rape crisis centers. Stop dividing Black families by distributing solely to women, which only exaggerates male resentment and frustration in Haiti. Provide both women and men with job training programs that would allow for self-sufficiency as opposed to continued dependency on whites. Lastly, admit that the issue of racial integration might still need addressing on an international level, and then find a way to address it!
I went to Haiti after the earthquake to empower Haitians to self-sufficiency. I went to remind them of the many great contributions that Afro-descendants have made to this world, and of their amazing resilience and strength as a people. Not once did I envision myself becoming a receptacle for a Black man’s rage at the white world, but that is what I became. While I take issue with my brother’s behavior, I’m grateful for the experience. It woke me up, made me understand on a deeper level the terror that my sisters deal with daily. This in hand, I feel comfortable in speaking for Haitian women, and for myself, in saying that we will not be your pawns, racially, politically, economically or otherwise.
We are women, not weapons of war. Thankfully, there are organizations here in Haiti who continues to fight for women’s human rights like, MADRE, SOFA and Enfofanm.
Rather than allowing myself to be used in such a fashion, and as opposed to submitting to the frustration and bitterness that can be born of such an experience, I choose to continue to love and educate instead. My brothers can be sensitized to women’s realities in Haiti and the world over if these are presented to them by using their own clashes with racism and oppression as a starting point.
They must be made to understand the dangerous likelihood of the oppressed becoming the oppressor if no shift in consciousnesses takes place and if no end to the cycle of trauma occurs. I intend to see that it does…by continuing to live and work fearlessly with justice in mind, through the creation of a safe space for women in Haiti and by creating programming for Haitian men that considers their needs, too. Weapons annihilate, dialogue bears fruit.
It’s the fruit I’m interested in now, no matter how strange or bruised it might appear.
Oh wow the inbred, redneck, conservative that clings to his guns and religion. Well it didn't take long to get to that.
Excuse me while I go sit next to my pink flamingo and smoke a cigarette while watching the birds shit in the bird-bath.
There is no Mexican hating. Nice try though. Wanting to have better control over the borders and for people to assimilate does not equate to Mexican hating.
Pop chaff, pop chaff.
The Republican platform on immigration needs to change and they need to relate to the Hispanic population much better.
By agreeing to turn the country into Mexico. Gotcha.
I mean to say this in a way that does not come across like The Ed Show but civilization has continually evolved over the last few millenia, very very slowly. Due to the internet it is evolving much faster now, you cant be racist because if you say something racist the video of it will be on the internet and a hundred thousand people will socially reprove you until you change kind of thing.
Troytide is stuck in 1990 and sees "liberals" as some kind of new breed of individual he "hates". That really sucks for Troytide because AT MINIMUM in terms of social/moral issues he is stuck in an era that will never exist again. The transition is now and the republican party found that out 4 months ago.
I liked how none of you liberals responded to my post that is an excellent insight into to stupidity of the left.
My goodness, never mind I am dipping out. RMS can try and deal with this if he has the energy.
Hispanics are the fastest growing immigrant population continue to burry your head in the sand
You make the mistake of assuming that things will always head this direction...it won't. Ancient Rome was rather liberal, medieval Rome not so much.
Cycles my friend...cycles.
Well what exactly do people mean about appealing to Hispanics then? People keep saying this but what else does it mean? Immigration is the only issue that separates them from the rest of us.
So we should accept our demographic defeat and make do with it, gotcha.
Isn't it already England/Europe? (coming from hitlers definition of Aryan)
A woman championing sex equality and opposing things like rape shows stupidity?
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