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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Nmaginate ·
No attacks... Just a whole bunch of laughin'!!!! Maybe you ought to take some time and research this Secret Agent Man's postings on that very type of subject - approach. If you know me the idea of SOVEREIGNTY is crucial to my conception of Reparations. Black people were effectively dispossessed of their(our) land too... Native Americans via Reservations, etc. have [at least] a modicum of sovereignty ... [African Americans] haven't even been treated with [that] much respect or in the same...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

James Wesley Chester ·
"It's understandable the frustration and the anger about a situation like this and we sincerely apologize because it is not our mode of operation, but we do believe that we have sent a very strong message," says Jefferson County Public Schools spokesperson Lauren Roberts.---article This the message literally 'sent' to the public by the school district's afministration. Spokespersons deliver the message of those responsible for the subject being addressed. Here again, we are lookiing at the...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

kresge ·
The Super Negro thing is a form of exceptionalism, that goes back centuries. It is similar to the exceptionalism often found among cultural or political black nationalist. While the later group often asserts that black folk are different, unique, or distinct culturally, socially, historically, or even biologically and thus need a "nation" of our own, the former understands black uniqueness as as somehow salvific for the world. Even before it appears in King, it is present in black culture...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
I don't have any particular problems with it. It has its place but, most importantly, it has its proper proportion and applicability. Properly proportioned or applicable, relevant and realistic = the former. The latter is out-of-proportion. The former deals with the psychology the latter aims to combat while at the same time being realistic in its attempt to encourage, motivate or mobilize. It's done all the time when people invoke MLK and others "who died to give us..." the right to vote,...
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Re: Black Like GOP

Kweli4Real ·
Agreed. But I think you've missed my point. My point is there are no organizations out there that address my [our] issues/interests of the Black community; but, unlike the republicans, the Democrats do address issues/interests that I have as a middle-class working stiff, that is a couple of paychecks or a major illness from homelessness. So absent a viable alternative, I will continue voting my [democratic] middle-class interests. I view building an independent Black party on the national...
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Re: Black Like GOP

Kweli4Real ·
As I [and Keylargo] stated before, I vote democrat, not because I believe that they have any love for, or even any respect for, the Black community; but rather, because the democrats promote policies that appeal to my sense of social and economic justice, more so than republican policies. No one has said or even implied that the democratic party is the be all and end all for Black people. So stop with the "strawman" arguments. However: edited to add "at this time."
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Re: Black Like GOP

alonzo ·
Zakar, very good question. The answer is in our hands. We first have to get mobilized and get out and vote in massive numbers. Once we make our voices heard by helping to elect a democrat then we hold his or her feet to the fire and forced them to do what's in the best interest of our people. We'll never get everything we want but we can get a lot. "The People" really do have the power but you have to be willing to make people uphold what they say. Notice how nervous our elected officials...
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Re: Black Like GOP

Black Viking ·
I'm starting to understand your version of "verifiable facts". The Democratic party doesn't elect anyone, the public elects. You're spinning rhetoric. How do you verify the embolden parts? Again, this is useless spin. Again, the Democratic party doesn't elect anyone. The public does. And really, who cares that Clinton was a draft dodger? Can you really compare that, or anything else Clinton did wrong, to the lies and deceite coming out of the White House today? Get some perspective man. Now,...
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Re: Black Like GOP

telltruth ·
Yeah, but, it was Democrats who elected him to the Office of the Senate....and that is people. The so-called Rev. Jesse Jackson and company never said a word about this former Klansman....but they did against Senator Trent Lot. Clinton is a Democrat and he was elected by Democrats which are the people. !932-1933 the Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt put forth the New Deal and under that was the Welfare system....that's when Blacks switched political parties from Republican to...
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Re: Cheney Loses In Court (CBS News/9.12.03)

sergeant ·
Lordy, the lack of education round here is frightening. The blackout occurred mbm, not because Niagra Falls stopped falling or dried up. The blackout occurs because the grid is set up to share energy production based on regional needs, switching occurs regularly. The problem arises when the grid is maxed out of its capacity by having too little energy to meet demand, no reserve or backup energy production, and when there are two few sources of energy on which to rely on in the first place.
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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

keylargo ·
But why do these Islamic terrorist exist and why do they target us? There has to be a reason. Some say they target Americans because we are responsible for the people we elect into office. So, is it us that they hate or our leaders and our foreign policies? Are they just evil people that hate peace-as Bush puts it- and want to destroy all that opposes them? Well, that kind of describes the US at times. We go against all that oppose US policy. So,it looks to me like a battle between two...
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Re: VOTE

Lofton (Guest) ·
Hello Everyone, As I type the political debate is being aired on KNBC, from 6-9:30 PM, Pacific Time. Very interesting session to which the question and answer session is very open, and frank. Don't care for Arnold Schwarzenegger or Bustamante. The Republican Tom McClintock appears to use common sense approach in reducing taxes, government spending, and improving the economy within California. _______________________________________________ Of Course I Can't Speak for Everyone, but I'm Voting...
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Re: Black Republicans

Lofton (Guest) ·
All B.S. Aside, Be it Democrat, Republican, Green Party, Peace and Freedom, Independent, and/or Otherwise, the Lesson Learned is that the People Rule and not the Politicians! It is predicted that the same activity can or will occur within any jurisdiction with the U.S., as it pertains to any concerted effort on the part of the people to remove an elected official from office! "Shaken Democrats Take Stock Several contenders stake out positions for 2006 race. While some cast recall as a...
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Re: Good News From Colombia (for once!)

ricardomath ·
New Bogota Mayor Says He'll Work for Poor Mon Oct 27, 6:16 PM ET By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press Writer BOGOTA, Colombia - Mayor-elect Luis Eduardo Garzon pledged Monday to work for Bogota's poor after becoming the first leftist to win the top office in Colombia's capital "” a victory that represented a political setback for the violent campaign of Marxist guerrillas. Garzon, the former head of Colombia's biggest labor federation and an ex-communist, declared after his win Sunday that...
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Re: Good News From Colombia (for once!)

ricardomath ·
Offbeat Leftist's New Take on Bogota An oil union chief and former caddie drawn to salsa bars, Mayor-elect Luis Eduardo Garzon aims to fight poverty. By Ruth Morris, Special to The Times BOGOTA, Colombia "” Luis Eduardo Garzon is hardly part of Colombia's ruling elite. He doesn't own a tie, he didn't finish college, and he hangs out in sweaty salsa clubs. But after a turbulent electoral weekend, he has streaked into the stratosphere "” a former golf caddie turned shining star of Colombia's...
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Re: Put Martin Luther King Jr. on the $20 bill

soul_doctor73 ·
Ha ha! Fat chance. Why are you africans even discussing this? A *black* man on white money? Might as well elect a black president! Or was this a joke? Someone make a funny? sd Cry FREEDOM Freedom Revolution to Establish the Egalitarian Deporment Of Mankind.
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Re: Let's do some detective work - Walter Williams

Kweli4Real ·
I do not consider myself a neo-con, or a Federalist, but I do see a pragmatic use for Williams' Federalist position. I have long believed that the Federal government's powers have been and should be limited to providing for the people [of the nation] what the people [the States] are unable or unwilling to provide for themselves. The Federalist Papers advocate for a strict limiting of the Federal government to only those matters enumerated in the Constitution. Namely, providing for the common...
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Re: Support the troops....

Firebug ·
Thanks Jazz, Everyday I pray for all troops, but my husband is my heart and I want him home in one piece. I dont agree with the War, nor does he but he had to go, you know Uncle Sam. He's not on the frontline, thats not his job, its communications but being there period is still dangerous. My wish for the elections is that they elect someone who tells the U.S. to get the hell out of my country, I dont want you here.
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Re: Support the troops....

ocatchings ·
My prayers go out to you and your family during this time of seperation from your loved one. I know this can be some hard times but just hang in there. catch
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Re: Mugabe - from hero to pariah

EbonyRose ·
Zimbabwe's Mugabe Evolves Into Tyrant Tue Mar 29, 5:00 AM ET By TERRY LEONARD, Associated Press Writer JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - For a time Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was one of the great hopes for the future of Africa. He was seen as intellectual, astute, pragmatic and open to reconciliation after years of bitter revolutionary struggle. Decades after coming to power, at the helm of a country sinking in despair, he has become a tyrant instead of a liberator, critics say. Instead of...
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Re: Mugabe - from hero to pariah

Oshun Auset ·
What's ironic is that this article made Mugabe look good. If the news people of JOHANNESBURG think they are going to score points with Africans by saying Mugabe has issues with whites owning AFRICAN land...they have their heads up their ars. But then again...I have a nagging feeling African people were not their target audience..."TERRY LEONARD" is not an African name... His perspective is OBVIOUS..he forgot to mention the SANCTIONS on Zimbabwe and IMF dealings that caused the country's...
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Re: Landmark Reparations Legislation passed unanimously in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

HeruStar ·
In order for that to work there has to be a collective movement with one agenda. And the title of the movement shall be "Rely on your Brother" I think this is the only way. We have to actively trust our black leaders, and not any of this passive complacent trust and understanding of their/our agenda. We might not agree their judgement all the time, but if we elect them, then we should trust them.
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Re: Landmark Reparations Legislation passed unanimously in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

James Wesley Chester ·
How ever the critical mass is reached, it will begin one person, and one family at a time. The decision still has to be made. What is the who of our identity. The 'what' can never get the job done. PEACE Jim Chester PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Ideal REPARATIONS II

Nmaginate ·
Ha! Ha! Ha! Honest and Intelligent responses WANTED! You can't interject a problem - that's not there - by inserting your asinine, wild hair up the ass, silly ass ASSUMPTIONS! Black people can elect their own leaders. And, FYI, FUCK anything and everything someone White has to say about it! Now, catch the fuck up! This an old topic that has been dealt with (i.e. already taken into consideration) a long time ago. From a thread entitled A Strategy To Increase African America's Political I made...
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Re: Commentary: Today's Black Leaders Support Issues that Actually Hamper Our Progress

Kevin41 ·
Could Tennessee Congressman Be Next Barack Obama? Compiled by the DiversityInc staff -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2005 DiversityInc.com The reproduction, duplication, distribution, photocopying, publication, modification, copying or transmission of material from DiversityInc.com is illegal and strictly prohibited unless you have written consent from this site. Violators will be prosecuted. For licensing or bulk subscription information...
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Re: Anti-Gay Arson Terrorist Attack on UCC Church

ricardomath ·
Shemika, Are you curious what the "Truth" is regarding the intimidation of Black voters in Florida in the 2000 election? Well, your precious Traditional Values Coalition has the "Truth".
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Re: Dating a sista/brotha after she/he went white...

FireFly ·
only the candid and very, very brave few, elect to publicly come to my defence - and they have - and its not to my credit they do, but to their own.
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Re: Race relations part 2

Blake Manner ·
I, myself am not a big fan of using politics as the primary means to change things in the Black Community. If we make a mistake and elect the wrong guy, I don't want to have to wait 2, 4 or 6 years before we can do anything about it. And I dont want this wrong guy we elect to come into office and undo all the good that a good guy does. I stand by the African proverb that 'it takes a village to raise a child.' Today, that village has become the people on MTV, BET, and at Nintendo, Sega, and...
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Re: Race relations

ZeusTKP ·
I don't know if any black politicians actually drafted any AA legislation. My guess would be yes, especially at the state and municipal level. I thought we were talking about support for AA legislation, not just who actually drafted the bills. Do you agree that people who elect representatives are responsible for the laws those representatives draft? Do you or do you not support AA laws?
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Re: Race relations

Nmaginate ·
You got Selective Memory or something? As you can see I quoted you saying, "THEY DID." To hell with your "guess", this is all a matter of public record, Z. Having actual solid info. (or being familiar with the Historical Record) as to back up your position is a prerequisite, Z. If you don't know then: WHY ARE YOU HERE? Public Record will tell you when these laws went into effect. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a good point of reference. DO THE RESEARCH! STOP LYING!! What part of Blacks...
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Re: Here Comes the New Wave of Barack Obamas

Kocolicious ·
Maybe the "writer" selected the wrong title. I don't see the correlation of the title or the article....maybe it's just me. I read it twice."Huh?" Still... I don't see the connection he's referring to. Oh well. Interesting info.
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Re: Is stress getting to our sista politicians?

1milehi ·
this is the monica conyers story from last december:
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Re: WHAT'S UP WITH SOUTHERN POLITICAL DOMINANCE?

alonzo ·
Just goes to show that race based politics is live and well in this country. The more powerful members of our government are mostly always from the south and most still carry those old southern attitudes.
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Re: WHAT'S UP WITH SOUTHERN POLITICAL DOMINANCE?

TruthSeeker ·
I think in recent times the south has been the "proving ground" for much of the coalesencence of the Republican party and its cultural base of conservative doctrine. And they come out and vote their cultural convictions, something I think we as AfAms don't do enough of. Your history is on point. Add to it Nixon's "law and order" campaign of '68; Reagan's "State's Rights" of 1980, believed by many to be subliminal code messages for racial politics which were well received in that region.
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Re: Juan Williams: Getting Past Katrina

Nmaginate ·
Here's an interesting thought...
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Re: Why the African Diaspora should support Revolutionary Cuba

jazzdog ·
Understand I agree with every statement that you have maded about the US, but to express some belief that supporting a revolution in Cuba helps blacks in this country is not really accepting of the honest truth about living in this country. In fact the only reason I believe most people think highly of Cuba is that it is among a handful of nations that continue to thumb their nose at the US, however that does not make them a desireable place to hang ones hat. The nice thing about living here...
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Re: Fruit left to rot as US farmers struggle with labor shortage

ricardomath ·
Border Security, Job Market Leave Farms Short of Workers Growers Frustrated by Delay in Agriculture Legislation By Sonya Geis Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, October 4, 2006; Page A06 CLOVIS, Calif. -- Bins of Granny Smith apples towered over two conveyor belts at P-R Farms' packing plant. But only one belt moved. P-R Farms, like farms up and down California and across the nation, does not have enough workers to process its fruit. "We're short by 50 to 75 people," said Pat Ricchiuti,...
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Re: Made In China

Popcorn ·
I know. THERE NOT EVEN BASED ON THEIR OWN SELF INTEREST . Every day you read shit about all the people without medical insurance, social security drying up, people running across borders to get prescriptions and they go ahead and elect some asshole who spend $400bn or is it $500bn now?? on some worthless war just getting a lot of innocent people killed. Half a trillion dollars. It's so much I can't even imagine it, there's no reference point. It could probably provide med insurance and fund...
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Re: Iran's Nuclear Aspirations

Kevin41 ·
Israel Fears Iran Could Accelerate Nuclear Weapons' Race By Julie Stahl CNSNews.com Jerusalem Bureau Chief June 27, 2005 Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - Israeli leaders want the international community to take tougher measures against Iran regarding its nuclear pursuits since a hardliner won overwhelmingly in presidential elections late last week. Virtually an unknown, President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad scored an unexpected victory over well-known chairman of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi...
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Re: Who's The Daddy?

Sandye ·
Granted there are many promiscuous women; however the men who "play with them sexually" are the reason they exist and those men are equally promiscuous. In a society that glorifies unhealthy relationships as "booty calls", "buddies with benefits", combined with sex being used to sell everything from toothpaste to cars, many young people fall into the trap of selfishness and self-gratification in "relationships" because the "one man, one woman, one lifetime" concept is foreign to them. As a...
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Re: Israel = Jewish Reparations?

Popcorn ·
And there are many other peaceful countries in the world where you have a "choice", also. It is a mistake to believe that "choice" is unique to the U.S. Our "choice" here is eroded day after day after day, as the media becomes more consolidated into the hands of corporations that spoon feed us what they want us to believe. These corporations care for nothing except acquiring wealth. And here, where "gerrymandering" of congressional districts by both Republicans and Democrats has become so...
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Re: And These Are Your BLACK REPUBLICANS

Popcorn ·
You can't seriously believe this statement. Formation of political parties, in England for example, pre-dates that of the formation of PPs in the U.S. Furthermore, not related to your claim but certainly of importance to Black Americans, is a phenomenon common to our two-party system known as "First-Past-the-Post". It is a term borrowed from horse racing and means "winner-take-all". In a "Democracy", it can leave as much as 49.9% of the population unrepresented. This can be seen in the past...
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Re: Let the CULTURAL STRATEGIST Speak!

Nmaginate ·
Those things are not clear at all as to what those things REQUIRE and ENTAIL. And so what would be more "democratic"? CF, all you are lobbying are complaints. The is not the Complaints Thread. Quickly, I have long since embrace the notion that we should elect or own leadership and do it in a way that all ideologies are involved... More later...
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Re: New Orleans' Levee Funds Diverted to Fund War

JanesT ·
The Army Corp of Engineers funding is routinely, and annually, and without fail, opposed and cut by the powerful Environmental lobbyists and organizations that have been permitted far too much influence over the last few decades, but for which the black vote is partially to blame. This is not conjecture, and only the ignorant amongst us would not be aware of the antagonistic relationship between democrats and environmental powers that be, and the corp of engineers. The Mayor of New Orleans...
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Re: More Likely Black People Should be Angry With Our Own Leadership!

Michael ·
KATRINA'S AFTERMATH NBC Deletes Rap Star's Remarks on Telethon By Matea Gold and Scott Collins, Times Staff Writers September 4, 2005 Kanye West's impromptu attack on President Bush during a live telecast Friday prompted NBC to delete his remark in its West Coast broadcast of the benefit for hurricane victims. "George Bush doesn't care about black people," West said. The rap star also criticized coverage of the catastrophe. "I hate the way they portray us in the media," West said. "If you...
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Re: More Likely Black People Should be Angry With Our Own Leadership!

jefftec ·
Micheal said: Notice the key phrases here, in that state and local officials had no problem at all finding transportation to get those who vote, who are also in poverty, to make it to the polls, so that the Democratic Party can elect or re-elect individuals from within and outside the community into political office. When the alarm was sounded to evacuate the poverty stricken, many of whom also voted, no form of transportation is available. This being said, it is a bunch of crap to even...
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Re: More Likely Black People Should be Angry With Our Own Leadership!

Michael ·
....In addition to "What could he have been thinking"........ .....Contrary to what some of the detractors of this message board have expressed, closer to the reality of it, far too many of our own elected black leaders, and/or many of the Black middleclass are bending over backwards, begging to serve, kissing up to please, etc., every other community but the Black community! At what point will the Black community hold its' own elected leadership accountable? The election, and re-election of...
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Re: "They were warned last November that New Orleans was one of the "Disasters Waiting t

sunnubian ·
_______________________________________ Taking on the Week's Big Issue Facts and Rumors: Federal Power in a State of Emergency First, a note to all the Debaters: Ordinarily, Wednesday would mark the beginning of a new week for The Debate -- it's the day a fresh topic would be introduced for discussion until the following Tuesday. But this is no ordinary week. So we're bending the rules to make room for a few more days of Hurricane Katrina, and we'll introduce next week's issue, the Roberts...
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Re: To Those Who Oppose Affirmative Action! (READ THIS!)

Michael ·
Funny how a Huey, Kevin41, Marty, Kweli4Real, Popcorn, etc., etc., would concentrate on condemning me for: A. Showing contempt for our own disgraceful elected Black leadership. B. Showing contempt for AA which has yet to benefit me or anyone else in my circle. C. claiming that I'm some "Uncle Tom"..... .........another erroneous contention that neither of these individuals can prove. D. Showing contempt for anyone who does not agree with their viewpoint, however erroneous the viewpoint......
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Re: Let the CULTURAL STRATEGIST Speak!

Nmaginate ·
Ummm... This thread wasn't about LISTS per se. And the very thing that has you revisiting this thread is right here (in the original form of my question, the one that's relevant to the thread that brought you back): How can we establish a "Democratic Infrastructure" where our leadership is held accountable and responsible for not meeting our goals... Once you responded, I followed that up like so: So the Dialogue point is on YOU and on one of the very things you profess to favor... So, all...
 
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