I agree PN. I have stated in other blogs that no adequate gauge exists to measure the depth of hatred within the souls of Southern, Bible thumping, gun totin' Southerners towards Blacks.
Whites won't admit it and Blacks refuse to believe it and Republicans exploit it.
They will believe it if they sit on their butts and allow the GOP to win both houses. I guarantee when the GOP tears this country apart and steps on the neck of the poor -honey boo boo and Sha-na-na will join forces in 2016!
Unfortunately GENERATIONS of Whites visualized and continue to visualize Blacks as Sub-Human. To be worked and BRED to develop strength and endurance. And along with that unfortunate physical misery being thrust upon them, came the inevitable psychic damage they had to endure. For generations!
You don't repair that kind of human damage overnight. No amount of Food Stamps or Cell phones solves that kind of torture.
Racism is not dead and it won't be...for generations to come. It will take trusting baby steps to complete this monstrous marathon of racial repair. We must prevail.
As Martin Luther King famously put it:
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Do you think maybe the issue is less Republican versus democrat and more a matter of a polarizing political and cultural view point that has been adopted over the last two and a half decades?
It is in fact more a matter of a polarizing political and cultural view point that has been adopted over these last two or three decades.
Having said that I also believe that the stage was set for this to happen when the Democrat and Republican parties joined forces to lock out other political parties from having any access to the primary elections.
Our primary elections should be open to any and all political parties by simply allowing a candidate to register with the party of their choice and paying a qualifying fee to that party.
I find very few people who seem to understand this issue.
What we now have is only two parties allowed into the contest.
Therefore it can only be "Republican versus Democrat". That is not a good thing.
I agree a two party system is foolish. Unfortunately the United States legislature is set up in such a way that promotes the two party system. We (the citizens) are improperly represented through our votes at the federal level.
I see no problem at all in getting rid of the primary elections altogether. As well as changing the voting system for federal positions from a plurality voting system to change to an Approval voting system.
"I see no problem at all in getting rid of the primary elections altogether. As well as changing the voting system for federal positions from a plurality voting system to change to an Approval voting system."
shannalat you are going to have to help me here. I'm not sure what you are proposing but I am very interested
I was not proposing that we get rid of primary elections. I was suggesting that we return to allowing any party to enter a candidate in the primary election without the petition process which is now the only way for a third party candidate to be considered.
We might be in agreement but I need to know more of what you speak.
Thank you very much.
I personally think it is time to storm the Bastille. As long as the process remains adversarial between THE TWO parties it will remain a blood sport with only one 'winner.'