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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE ON RACIST ATTACKS



Mike Papantonio gives a great historical perspective on the current racist right-wing surge to defend the health insurance corporate interests.

While I don't share Papantonio's optimism about Obama, I think he is right-on with the rest of his piece. Worth watching.

Papantonio has a show called Ring of Fire on Air America radio.

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Blogger Inspector Clouseau said...

Quite frankly, I suspect that there is a feeling on the part of some that some in our society are not worthy of healthcare, or haven't contributed enough through taxes, or that if they were really responsible, they would already have it.

To the extent that there is a racial element, which I do not necessarily subscribe to, the reason that society is incapable of addressing the racial issue is because we view it from the wrong perspective. We talk all around the fundamental, underlying reasons for racism, and make it an emotional issue. How does one expect to cure the cancer without focusing on the cancerous cells? Focusing on the symptoms is an ineffective mechanism to employ. Consider this.

10/3/09, 3:20 PM  

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