Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American President.
Yep. WTF, is right.
From Jack and Jill Politics:
Given that families were broken up regularly for sales during slavery and that rape by masters was pretty common, this could not be more offensive. I mean, putting aside the statistics on this, which are likely off-base, I could not be more angry. When will Republicans inquire with actual Black people whether or not we’re ok with invoking slavery to score cheap political points? It has to stop. It is the opposite of persuasive and is another reason Republicans repel us. It’s hard to believe that Michele Bachmann would be foolish enough to sign this pledge.
Agreed… except for one bit. It’s not really at all hard to believe that Michele Bachmann would be foolish enough to sign the pledge. That’s what she thinks. That’s what her evangelical Freedom Jesus constituency thinks. They are dangerous idiots who think that science is just an opinion and that schools should be required to teach fantasy as fact. These people are scary, is what I’m saying.
As for the rest of it?
Whatevs. I can’t even muster up any anger. It’s too early in the process. Teabillies and Republicans are asshat. That’s been apparent for quite a while. This is just another brick in the asshat wall. I’m just going to let the crazy — like a two year old throwing a tantrum — tire itself out.
“You couldn’t find anybody in the world more pro-education than me. But the education I went through in boys’ grammar school in the ’50s was very controlling and demanded rebellion. The teachers were weak and therefore easy targets. The song is meant to be a rebellion against errant government, against people who have power over you, who are wrong. Then it absolutely demanded that you rebel against that.” – Roger Waters, Mojo Magazine December 2009.
[via Jack and Jill Politics]