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Re: President Obama Will Do Another Q&A -- This One With Democrats

EbonyRose ·
Reference: The Huffington Post asked some Democratic House lawmakers whether they would want to have an opportunity to question Obama, and the consensus was that they would hesitate to press him very hard in public, out of a sense of party loyalty. Hmmm ... I wonder what the Democratic Congress members would ask the President if it wasn't for that "sense of party loyalty"?? I was typing up an interview with Rep. John Conyers the other day, and he made a very interesting comment about the two...
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Re: The President's Democratic Convention Speech

EbonyRose ·
Well .... originally, I came in on the end of the President's speech ... about the last 15 minutes or so ... and wasn't all that impressed with what I was hearing!! I really wasn't sure who he was talking to ... whether he was 'singing to the choir' ... or talking to 'somebody else' who wasn't in the room!! Maybe trying to entice Independents or Republicans that might be watching to vote for him. But .... after I watched the recording of it from start to finish ... I rated the speech much...
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Arlen Specter Dead: Former Pennsylvania Senator Dies From Complications Of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

sunnubian ·
Arlen Specter Dead: Former Pennsylvania Senator Dies From Complications Of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Posted: 10/14/2012 12:57 pm EDT Updated: 10/14/2012 9:16 pm EDT FOLLOW: Arlen Specter , CÁncer , Obituaries , Video , Arlen Specter Cancer , Arlen Specter Dead , Arlen Specter Dies , Arlen Specter Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma , Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma , Specter , Politics News Former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter died on Sunday from complications of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, according to the AP. He was...
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Re: Congressional Black Caucus Forces Vote On Darrell Issa's Treatment Of Eric Holder

sunnubian ·
SHARE ON FACEBOOK SHARE ON TWITTER SHARE ON REDDIT SHARE ON TUMBLR MORE SHARING SERVICES PRINT EMAIL REPORT: Media Ignore Rep. Issa's Alleged Criminal Past January 11, 2011 4:40 pm ET — 20 Comments Rep. Darrell Issa's past includes arrests for weapons charges and auto theft, suspicions of arson, and accusations of intimidation with a gun, but you'd hardly know it from the media's recent coverage of the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. While Issa was...
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The President's Democratic Convention Speech

sunnubian ·
Barack Obama Speech Text: Read The President's Democratic Convention Remarks Posted: 09/06/2012 10:26 pm Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and Sasha, you make me so proud…but don’t get any ideas, you’re still going to class tomorrow. And Joe Biden, thank you for being the best Vice President I could ever hope for. Madam Chairwoman, delegates, I accept your nomination for President of the United States. The first time I addressed...
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Re: House Democrats Hoarding Campaign Cash Instead of Investing Fall's Elections

sunnubian ·
It leads me to believe that they must have ulterior motives in not supporting a Democrat win in the elections, that they could care less who wins as long as their seat is secure, which means that they really don't care about their constituents, the American people, American jobs, the economy, or America's future as a country. It also leads me to believe that since it is money for the purpose of campaigning and public awareness so that democrats can win elections, evidently, they are...
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Trump Warns of “Violence” If Democrats Win Control of Congress

sunnubian ·
Trump Warns of “Violence” If Democrats Win Control of Congress HEADLINE AUG 29, 2018 In other election news, The New York Times is reporting President Trump warned evangelical leaders on Monday that Democrats will enact change “quickly and violently” if they take control of Congress in the midterm elections. During a private meeting at the White House, Trump went on to say, “They will end everything immediately. When you look at Antifa and you look at some of these groups, these are violent...
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Re: Rahm Emanuel to raise funds for Democratic campaigns

EbonyRose ·
It's a damn shame that which candidate raises more MONEY is even a consideration of whether a person might win or lose an election. The focus should be on a person's record, agenda, character and the ability to secure more VOTES !! But .... in the crooked, corrupt world of politics ... the governance of our lives ... just because someone might collect (and spend) more money than the another person is a REAL possibility of determining winning or losing something like the presidency of the...
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Payroll Tax Cut Deal Reached In Congress

sunnubian ·
 Payroll Tax Cut Deal Reached In Congress  First Posted: 02/16/2012 12:58 amUpdated: 02/16/2012 12:58 am  WASHINGTON -- Congressional negotiators reached a final deal to extend the popular payroll tax cut for the rest of the year,...
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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

James Wesley Chester ·
Professor Walters certainly has 'been there, done that'. It is clear the 'divide' begins even at the very early point of what the name of any organization addressing the issues of African Americans, should be. I don't believe a political party for this purpose is viable. Too many, and too diverse a selection of, issues. A PAC would allow the organizers to specify the focus of the organization. I say that because the organizers are likely to be the ones who bring the 'seed money'. Those who...
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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

sunnubian ·
I agree James. The Right and the Media would have a field day with it being called The Black Party in the first place. It would be mischaracterized by the right in the media and the media would be more than happy to get the ratings they would receive by airing the misinformation. I think that a Peoples party would be more in order considering that it was they people of America that elected President Obama, it was people of all races, all incomes, all walks of life here in American that...
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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

EbonyRose ·
There was something I didn't like (or maybe couldn't agree with ) about this article ... but I just can't place my finger on exactly what that is ....
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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

James Wesley Chester ·
I think that a Peoples party would be more in order considering that it was they people of America that elected President Obama, it was people of all races, all incomes, all walks of life here in American that elected our president, so it should be those same people to come out in support of President Obama and in opposition to racist America trying to camouflauge itself under to guise of ' tea party.---sunnubian I hear you, but.... I think the focus of the organization should be clearly on...
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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

EbonyRose ·
Okay ... I re-read this article - again - because y'all seem to understand what he is talking about. And me ... I seem to continue to end up mired in confusion about his intent. I can't figure out if what he's talking about would be best served by a PAC, a political party, or some sort of (non-political) Black-focused committee/council/think tank/organization of 'leaders' or "Talented 10th"-type people (for lack of a better description at the moment). These are three entirely different...
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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

James Wesley Chester ·
Together is, indeed, good. What we call things we associate ourselves with always results in a confusion. I think...I think...it is in the naming process...,and our personal and collective confusion with naming...ourselves. Hopefully sooner, rather than later, we will figure it out. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

EbonyRose ·
Mr. Walters was part of the panel that convened at Tavis' recent forum on "the Black Agenda" that aired on C-SPAN last night. He discussed in greater detail his ideas on a "Black Party" and at the end, essentially said that the 'naming' of such a group was not nearly as important as what the 'mission' of it should be. After his explanation, I understood his perspective .. and couldn't have agreed with him more. Unfortunately, it still seemed like he was talking about what would be a...
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Re: Why Not a Black Party?

James Wesley Chester ·
PAC, a political party and a grassroots organization...'---EbonyRose I am willing to join a PAC...today. I am willing to join a Political Party...today. I am willing to join a 'grass-roots organization'...today. But... Only if the organization is dedicated...first...to the issues of African American PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: President Obama Will Do Another Q&A -- This One With Democrats

Yemaya ·
So are we going to show up with key, clear and concise questions for President Obama? He's been on fielding them for a couple of weeks now? We need at least ONE question from and about black folks to get to the president.
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Re: President Obama Will Do Another Q&A -- This One With Democrats

NSpirit ·
Shouldn't the democrats all be on one accord by now and the time for question/answers on how to get done the stuff the american people elected you to do should have been last year. Why do i need to see his verbal prowess against THE DEMOCRATS? Get back on the GOP azz, please
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Re: President Obama Will Do Another Q&A -- This One With Democrats

EbonyRose ·
Reference: Get back on the GOP azz, please He did!
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Why Not a Black Party?

EbonyRose ·
<small>Posted on Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 12:22 am</small> Now we have the Coffee Party which I suppose is a liberal counterpart to the Tea Party that emerged in the Washington, DC area by folks led by Annabel Park a documentary film maker who was horrified by the ugly, menacing and anti-government spirit of the Tea Party crowd that emerged to disrupt the flow of civil discussion about important issues. I’ve been asking, where are the folks who voted for Barack Obama,...
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President Obama Will Do Another Q&A -- This One With Democrats

Cholly ·
President Also Wants Rematch With GOP Less than a week after his electrifying parley with House Republicans, President Obama will be doing another televised question-and-answer session tomorrow morning -- this one with the Senate Democratic...
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Re: The President's Democratic Convention Speech

Kocolicious ·
I got it! I totally misinterpreted you meant and probably what my presidet said in terms of theword :we:. Oooops. No more coffee for me As far as the sense of belonging, I never ever felt that as an American. I always felt I was an outsider on so many levels in the political place as a so-called minority. Like they i.e. "politicians" were talking at me instead of to me as being part of the American platform. It has always been "us" against "them" sort to speak-black and white. So...from a...
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Congressional Black Caucus Forces Vote On Darrell Issa's Treatment Of Eric Holder

sunnubian ·
Congressional Black Caucus Forces Vote On Darrell Issa's Treatment Of Eric Holder Posted: 06/29/2012 11:57 am Updated: 06/29/2012 1:41 pm Photos From The Operation Fast And Furious Investigation 1 of 14: AP FULLSCREEN From left, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., Rep, Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, and many House Democrats walk out of the Capitol during the vote to hold Attorney...
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House Democrats Hoarding Campaign Cash Instead of Investing Fall's Elections

sunnubian ·
Democrats shun Nancy Pelosi’s plea for cash In early June, Pelosi tried to shame her members into donating. | Jay Westcott/POLITICO By ALEX ISENSTADT | 7/23/12 4:40 AM EDT One by one, the pictures of House members adorning the lobby of Democratic Party headquarters have come down, turning neat rows of framed photos into a disjointed mess — “splattered,” as one aide described it. The half-dozen or so lawmakers whose mugs have vanished in recent weeks weren’t indicted in court or slapped with...
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Five Adjectives That Scream "Don't Vote Republican!"

sunnubian ·
Published on Monday, August 6, 2012 by Common Dreams Five Adjectives That Scream "Don't Vote Republican!"by Paul Buchheit There are more than five, of course, and voting Democrat may not be much of an improvement, but attaching these adjectives...
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Re: House Democrats Hoarding Campaign Cash Instead of Investing Fall's Elections

EbonyRose ·
That's just a damn shame. It's bad enough that the Dems seem to spend the money they do have in the wrong places most of the time ... and not support the campaigns of candidates that really need it most, but instead choose "popularity" over substance or need. I swear ... I wish we could just FIRE every currently-sitting person in Congress BEFORE this election is even held ... and then vote in an entire new set!! Those "OGs" who can make it back in get their jobs back. Otherwise, we start...
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Re: LGBT is now considered Minority Status

sunnubian ·
The "Three Fifths (3/5) Compromise" never had anything to do with any beliefs of whether or not the slaves were 'human' or '3/5 human', etc. It only had to do with Taxation and Representation. Any racist mythology about the "humaness" of Africans/slaves, came out of the minds, mouths and racist propaganda of racists, and/or racist people's ignorance or deliberate misinformation of what The Three Fifths (3/5) Compromise really was. ********************************* THE THREE FIFTHS...
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What’s the matter with white people?

sunnubian ·
SUNDAY, MAR 4, 2012 08:00 AM EST What’s the matter with white people? As the GOP loses its grip, it's got one loyal constituency. Will white America go down with the ship? BY JOAN WALSH TOPICS: 2012 ELECTIONS , RACE A line of people waiting to register at a career fair in San Diego. (Credit: AP/Gregory Bull) One of the burdens of blackness, W.E.B. DuBois famously wrote, was facing down an omnipresent question from the wider society: “How does it feel to be a problem?” I’ve been wondering...
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The 99% Spring

sunnubian ·
The 99% Spring March 30, 2012 The Issue: Democratic Reform, Workers Rights The Initiative: The 99% Spring is a weeklong series of trainings in April about economic inequality and non-violent action techniques. Bill Moyers interviews organizer George Goehl. Background: The 99% Spring is being organized by a coalition of over 40 national and local groups and movement leaders — including George Goehl, Sarita Gupta and Ai-jen Poo — who “envision a new economy that the 99% can count on.” From...
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20 Leading Democrats Urge Party to “Get Back on Offense”

sunnubian ·
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 4, 2012 4:26 PM CONTACT: Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA) Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167 20 Leading Democrats Urge Party to “Get Back on Offense” WASHINGTON - September 4 - Worried about Democratic congressional prospects this fall, 20 prominent Democrats sent an open letter — available at protectdemocracy.org — to the Democratic Congressional leadership urging that they “get back on offense” by exposing the GOP as “more...
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The real reason for the GOP's all-out war on Obamacare

sunnubian ·
Sun Aug 11, 2013 at 01:35 PM PDTThe real reason for the GOP's all-out war on ObamacarebyJon PerrFollow                       ...
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The Alabama Press Association Must Denounce White Supremacy!

sunnubian ·
The Alabama Press Association Must Denounce White Supremacy! The Alabama Press Association Must Denounce White Supremacy! The Democrat-Reporter, a newspaper in Linden, Alabama, recently published an editorial calling for the Ku Klux Klan “to night ride again” against lawmakers in Washington, D.C. who are “plotting to raise taxes in Alabama”. When confronted about this editorial, Goodloe Sutton, the paper’s publisher, admitted that he wrote it, doubled down on his idea to lynch federal...
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Re: Best Quote About Democrats V. Republicans

Xumbrarchist ·
They are both stupidly nuts. Xum
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Re: The President's Democratic Convention Speech

Kocolicious ·
Very intelligent speech. No, folks weren't jumping up and down at every word....but! He designed the speech to speak directly to the voters...which I found very brilliant. Cuz a lotta times speeches talked down to audience as if the speaker is doing the audience a favor. My president brought every one into his fold like teammates working on solving a solution. His speech was realistic as well. No fuzzy promises. No out of the reach propaganda. He spoke the language of all Americans. He said...
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Re: The President's Democratic Convention Speech

Kocolicious ·
I'm witcha on most of what you say my sista...except that I think it's black people's fault that we are NOT in it together like we used to be in my day when the government was the ENEMY or the establishment was the enemy and they MADE it known America didn't give a sweet damn about blackfolks. But! We gave a damn. Protect our community as much as we could; raise our children the best way in our limited ability and try to teach 'em as much as we knew how. But today? Our disunity is our fault.
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Re: The President's Democratic Convention Speech

EbonyRose ·
Okay!!! I definitely hear ya talkin', Ms. Koco!! Loud and clear!! But, I think that maybe we are talking about two slightly different points here!! And correct me if I'm wrong about that!! As to your first point .... the "we" I'm talking about in "we're all in this together" is not the "we" as in us Blackfolks ... but the "we" as in ALL Americans!! As Black people ... I definitely agree that WE are "all in this together"!! And couldn't agree more that we damn sure don't act like it ...
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Re: The President's Democratic Convention Speech

Kocolicious ·
I hate this computer...here are the corrections: I totally misinterpreted what you meant and probably what my president said in terms of the word "we". Oooops. No more coffee for me!
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Re: Congressional Black Caucus Forces Vote On Darrell Issa's Treatment Of Eric Holder

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Per a reply on Blackvoices.com, This is the list of Democrats that sided with the republicans on this: (Which should also serve as a list of Democrats for voters to unseat next election) Mike Ross (D-AR) Jim Costa (D-CA) Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) John Barrow (D-GA) Leonard Boswell (D-IA) Joe Donnelly (D-IN) Ben Chandler (D-KY) Michael Michaud (D-ME) Collin Peterson (D-MN) Timothy Walz (D-MN) Larry Kissell (D-NC) Heath Shuler (D-NC) Mike McIntyre (D-NC) Melvin...
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Re: Congressional Black Caucus Forces Vote On Darrell Issa's Treatment Of Eric Holder

ocatchings ·
We can't just keep letting these bums get away with it, someone needs to pay and the bum is obviously lying to cover his or someone's a$$. As far as I'm concerned all of the dopes should be locked up.
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Best Quote About Democrats V. Republicans

sunnubian ·
The Best Quote About Democrats V. Republicans We've Seen YetPosted on January 3, 2012 by BrandonShare this now! Barney Frank describes the difference between the two.   Created and submitted by volunteer editors Mike H. and Laura S. 
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Rahm Emanuel to raise funds for Democratic campaigns

sunnubian ·
one: Winners... Rahm Emanuel to raise funds for Democratic campaigns Text Size Print E-mail Reprints By Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten , Wednesday, September 5, 9:20 AM The Washington Post Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a legendary fundraiser and political strategist before he won elected office, has dropped his honorary chairmanship of the Obama campaign to help raise big-dollar contributions so that Democrats can compete with what is emerging as a clear GOP fundraising advantage this...
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Re: House Democrats Hoarding Campaign Cash Instead of Investing Fall's Elections

EbonyRose ·
Well, you know Sunnubian .... I just think it's the combination of greed+power+politics (and probably in that order) that twists the morality of individuals once they become politicians and makes most of them corrupt in the end. Very few turn down the chance to be "bought and paid for" by lobbyists and corporations offering to make them millionaires and provide them with lavish lifestyles. Even those that start out as true "representatives of the people' seem to eventually succumb to the...
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Re: Rahm Emanuel to raise funds for Democratic campaigns

nuggyt ·
Well we all know that being mayor of Chicago is not a fool time job. I mean there is nothing going on there that needs attention.
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Re: What’s the matter with white people?

Xumbrarchist ·
When are people going to figure out that HARD WORK is nearly obsolete? A lot of so called hard work is artificially created. There were things at IBM that I found difficult to understand. I was doing a lot of reading that wasn't explaining anything. Years of stumbling around to find an explanation of von Neumann machines and it's simple. We are propagating 19th century ideas about economics designed to maintain control of the White lower classes when the technology has made that thinking...
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When you control the media, you can tell any lie you want:

sunnubian ·
As Obama’s Approval Falls, Majority of Voters Want GOP in Charge of Congress April 29, 2014 | Posted by Nick Chiles The midterm elections are still six months away, but President Obama’s approval numbers have dipped to a new low, raising fears among Democrats that he could pull down the party in November and possibly even help Republicans take control of the Senate, in addition to the House. In the new ABC News/Washington Post poll, in addition to Obama’s approval rating of 41 percent—the...
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Re: When you control the media, you can tell any lie you want:

anotha ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: As Obama’s Approval Falls, Majority of Voters Want GOP in Charge of Congress April 29, 2014 | Posted by Nick Chiles The midterm elections are still six months away, but President Obama’s approval numbers have dipped to a new low, raising fears among Democrats that he could pull down the party in November and possibly even help Republicans take control of the Senate, in addition to the House. In the new ABC News/Washington Post poll, in addition to Obama’s...
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Re: [SPINELESS] Democrats consider surrendering to Trump on Supreme Court. They must want to destroy their party

Kocolicious ·
Great point my sista!! Those so called "white" Hispanics who voted for him are feelin the same with this ban AND the upcoming wall. They did it to themselves. Just like the 53 percent white women who now will be worried if they will have rights over the fertility-again their fault. As why[I know I sound like a broken record] critical thinking is vital. See? People think as long as it doesn't affect me? Then I'm cool. Well it may not affect you directly but it will in some way or form to...
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Re: Propaganda Series continuation. . .

Yemaya ·
Originally posted by Kresge: Moreover, as we have talked about here, there is this rampant anti-intellectualism that is entrenched in American populism as it is in no other Western society. There is also this insidious construct of individualism that is also completely devastating. It is a myth, a fiction, and not at all how society works. These country is not nor has it ever been a meritocracy. Yet, people function everyday as if it is. Moreover, the process of conscientization (ala Paulo...
 
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