quote:Originally posted by blackbutterfly:
We should be proud. Usually the only people that our young ladies can look up to are shaking their behinds in videos. ...
Absolutely nothing to be proud of --
- Lawrence Wilkerson, the former head of the Marine War College who had served as chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, revealed the inner struggles of the Bush administration in a speech before the New America Foundation on Oct. 19. A "Cheney-Rumsfeld cabal" ran U.S. foreign policy for a president "not versed in international relations and not too much interested." Wilkerson defined the Bush doctrine as "cowboyism." Condoleezza Rice as national security advisor was "extremely weak" and more interested in "her intimacy with the president" than in acting as an honest broker. Cleaning up after Bush's tarnishing of America's image in the world was an impossible task. "It's hard to sell shit," said Wilkerson.
There are a plethora of Black women for young Black girls to be proud of; the key is to show them to the young Black girl in your charge and not allow her to believe that starring in a rump-shaking video, or serving as a political appointee in a corrupt administration are the hallmarks of success.
- On September 15, the US Congress approved a resolution authorizing President Bush to use "all necessary and appropriate force" against anyone associated with the terrorist attacks of September 11. The measure passed 98-0 in the Senate and 420-1 in the House. The lone dissenting vote was a colonel's daughter and longtime maverick from California -- Democrat Barbara Lee.
Now everytime you turn around people are screaming about the Patriot Act. Barbara acted out of a sense of right and wrong and as it turns out, most people now believe she was right. She is someone to be proud of.