Friday, March 21, 2008

Whoa!

This freakin' year is FLYIN' by! Bumble is 1 and Bubber is 4...zoinks. SK is OLD, and I need more naps. Other than that, reading, knitting, hugging, picking up, trying to exercise and grab a shower, working, losing no roundness and feeling thankful for my blessings.

Cognitive Leap.

So what to make of the serpentine web woven by the DNC? I'll make no attempt to compile facts here...you can certainly do your own homework. I will, however, post those opinions I've been able to cobble-together in the moments between raising my family and trying to feed my soul.

1. The Republicans in Michigan and Florida are not responsible for the disenfranchisement of Democratic voters.
2. Failing to count the votes cast by folks in those states is, indeed, disenfranchisement.
3. The DNC was short-sighted and down-right negligent getting us into this mess and I consider the decision-makers bastards (I warned you people about Howard Dean YEARS AGO - You can't trust a man that is pro-capital punishment. Can. Not.).
4. The super delegate deal is lame.
5. I am tempted to vote for Barack because of this bull-shit Reverend Wright crap. Hello, Barack, like Bill Clinton, affiliated himself with Wright because of power. Politics runs on power. Where is power centralized in the black community? In churches. Who is the most powerful church leader in the Chicago area? Youuuuu guessed it. There is nothing, I repeat, nothing wrong with listening to someone else speak. A retort is not a moral imperative. Sure, it might have been nice if he would have spoken against some of Wright's more whack-a-do statements, but it does not follow that he is whack-a-do himself simply because he did not.
6. Barack saying that his grandmother's particular breed of racism is "typical of white Americans", isn't an outrageous statement. In fact (okay there is one fact I will assert here), typical white Americans do, indeed, possess his grandmother's particular breed of racism. If you're white and this infuriates, take a moment and truly ponder. I was faced with the truth of this in college when I took a class on race in America and opened up my soul to the possibility that I may have, without my consent, internalized some all-be-it slight degree of racism and, would you believe it?-I did and do see that I too must check myself and be aware of the racism that I breathed in as a child and continue to everyday simply because I live in this world, in the space in time.
7. I'm still voting for Hil.

4 Comments:

Anonymous tgwmsu said...

me 2-

9:55 PM  
Anonymous tgwmsu said...

good to see you back. boring while you were gone

9:57 PM  
Blogger Kelli said...

You finally found time to update us out of touch peons on your life? LOL! I miss you lady! Oh and yeah, I'm voting for Hil too.

6:40 PM  
Blogger Aerenchyma said...

Hey thanks for the welcome back! ...and I adore you two for voting for Hil, I don't mind sayin'.

6:41 AM  

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