They Never Stop, so neither will I...
Wow, just when you think they have learned their lesson that they are not fooling anybody they come out with another attempt at it, this time in an article called Senate GOP plans attack on Obama health care bill at this link:
We really need to send the clear and strong message that they are not fooling anybody and that we know that their goal is white male power. I have nothing against white males, in general, but I do have a very big problem with them thinking they are anything but a subgroup of America and the world. It makes you really have to wonder if they really feel so inadequate in themselves that to feel "big" they have to oppress the rest of the world as they repeated try to do.
You can see it in children when you have a bully and it is usually because they feel somehow "less" then the other kids do so try to intimidate them by using or threatening to use physical force. Just as in grade school when you learned if you stood up to them they got scared and went off, it is the same with this group. Admittedly, their methods are more sophisticated then in elementary school but standing up to them and challenging them will make them back off. They have to because they know 100% that their positions are not supportable and will crumble to nothing with exposure.
In Alaska it is especially hard to combat this oppression since the Natives here are still getting over the effects of their actions towards us. Things like taking the children and putting them into isolated boarding schools to "teach them" what (not how but what) to think. We are learning though, step by step, we are learning. We are learning how to ignore their repeated attempts to make us think little of ourselves. It is prevalent here and doubly so since we not only read in history how American Indigenous peoples "lost" (without mentioning it was not honest or fair fighting, mind!) but we Alaskan indigenous peoples were so inept and primitive that we could do nothing for ourselves so they (meaning America and yes that includes the American people) did a major power/land/resource grab.
I understand why they did it, they decided to ignore common sense and just take everything and consume without guilt or thought. To do this, though, they had to get the resources from somewhere, so things like getting minorities to do the labor while paying them pennies became popular and is still something we are fighting to stop. They had to run around the world and oppress everyone they could and do things like take Alaska from it's Peoples. They called this ignorant and abusive lifestyle "Greatness" instead of the shameful thing it was.
As the rest of the world learned to speak up they found it harder and harder to ignore the truth of their actions, especially when many Americans were saying it too. So America found itself waking up with a doozy of a hangover. Some felt shame at what they had done and decided to change their lifestyle, we saw these same ones help us create the wave of change in America in the last elections. Yes, they made a huge mistake but are now working to clean up after themselves so we should embrace them since it is together we will do the work necessary to fix and heal our country.
But what of the ones who woke up just as disgustingly hung over and reeking of their wild party and thought 'Wow, that was fun! Let's do it again!" instead of realizing the effect of their actions on others? Any parent can face it when it is our own child who maybe behaved in an irresponsible manner at their first party. You sit them down and talk to them about behaving in a responsible manner and how drinking and partying is an adult behavior and they need to act mature and practice discipline. You don't throw them out of your house for making that kind of mistake but you do teach them about maturity and integrity and responsibility. Some you need to have "the talk" with a few times and you consider it growing pains and a part of maturing to adulthood.
Just as you have seen some teenagers not caring about responsibility or maturity and only wanting to party, there are adults this way too. You also know that you can not help them until they are ready otherwise they will just pretend to listen and go on with their behavior and you will be wasting your time. Remember though, just as you would not hire them to work in your business, especially in these economic times, are you really willing to elect them to public office?