History is testing the American people. We dare not fail.

Meme regarding the right to choose our leaders

My partner and I plan to attend tomorrow’s March for Truth.

As he worried about violence I flashed on a 1974 march for
gay liberation in Boston.

We had about a thousand people.

Straights stood on rooftops and spat on us. Some waved guns.

As the march turned a corner, the bells of the Cathedral of St. Paul went off.

Everyone cheered and applauded.

I came back to the present and smiled at my partner: “So I die fighting for freedom; not a bad way to go.”

I didn’t know I felt that way.

I must have felt that way in 1974.

Perhaps courage is nothing more than a sense of responsibility..

History is testing the American People. We dare not fail.

Please join the June 3rd 2017 Bipartisan March for Truth

Meme. June 3rd March for Truth
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“I call on you to remain confident. We will succeed, Because we are fully committed, because wherever we live, whoever we are, we all share the same responsibility: Make our planet great again.” Emmanuel Macron

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Dancing In The Dark

from yadadarcyyada – April is Autism Awareness Month

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https://yadadarcyyada.com/2017/04/21/dancing-in-the-dark/“Making your way
in the world today
takes everything you’ve got.
Taking a break from
all your worries,
sure would help a lot.
Wouldn’t you like
to get away?
Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody
knows your name,
and they’re always
glad you came.
You wanna be
where you can see,
our troubles are all the same….
You wanna go where everybody knows your name.” (Cheers)

Yup, that’s blogging in a nutshell – bloggers from around the world gathering at a local establishment to share our joys, sorrows, fears, woes, hopes, wisdom, jokes, dreams, and hopes.
And I get it, blogging isn’t curing cancer.
Blogging won’t solve devastating problems: world hunger, disease, poverty, climate change, drought, unemployment/underemployment, etc.
Blogging probably won’t overcome the horrors of: war, terrorism, racism, prejudice, sexism, crime…

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2017/04/21/dancing-in-the-dark/It’s still not ok for WordPress to use bloggers as lab rats (it’s also not ok to use…

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Um…About that Welfare Queen and Her Lac.

Reagan’s Welfare Queen was black, decked out in furs, and driving her Cadillac to the welfare office to pick up her check.

None of these stereotypes even came close to reflecting reality, particularly in regard to race.

It was true that as of the late 1960s and beyond, a disproportionate percentage of blacks participated in AFDC.

But there was never a point at which blacks accounted for a majority of recipients. The typical AFDC recipient, even in Reagan’s day, was white.

Salon

It's a Fact

Guess who’s not buying it anymore:

The Republican Congress killed Obama’s proposals for larger tax credits for child care; investing in community colleges; helping make retirement plans portable; and giving tax relief to manufacturing communities.

The same fate met programs to retrain workers; help them relocate when their jobs went overseas; or temporarily supplement their wages if they were compelled to take a lesser job. Ditto for payroll tax cuts and creating an infrastructure bank to fund thousands of construction jobs. The coup de grâce was cutting back on food stamps. In sum, the GOP establishment — epitomized by Ryan — waged a class war against its base.

The base noticed. Donald Trump is the expression of their anger, not the cause.

Here’s what Kevin Williamson of the conservative National Review says:

“It wasn’t immigrants from Mexico… There wasn’t some awful disaster.

There wasn’t a war or a famine or plague or a foreign occupation. Even the economic changes of the past few decades do very little to explain the dysfunction and negligence — and the incomprehensible malice — of poor white America...

The truth about these dysfunctional downscale communities is that they
deserved to die
.

Economically, they are negative assets. Morally, they are indefensible. Forget all your cheap theatrical Bruce Springsteen crap. Forget your sanctimony about struggling Rust Belt factory towns and your conspiracy theories about the wily Orientals stealing our jobs…

The white American underclass is in thrall to a vicious, selfish culture whose main products are misery and used heroin needles. Donald Trump’s speeches make them feel good. So does OxyContin. What they need isn’t analgesics, literal or political. They need real opportunity, which means they need real change, which means that they need U-haul.

If you want to live, get out of Garbutt.”

Translation?

White racism is no longer useful.

White trash deserves to die.

It takes more than a U-Haul to get out of poverty, Kevin.

It takes, faith, hope and access to resources.

It takes vision.

I feel so sad for my country.

WE had so much promise.

I feel poisoned.

15 MIllion Children

 

Rob Goldstein 2016

 

There Are No Unwounded Soldiers

No Unwounded Soldiers
     There Are No Unwounded Soldiers

Born down in a dead man’s town
The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
End up like a dog that’s been beat too much
Till you spend half your life just covering up

Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A., born in the U.S.A.

Got in a little hometown jam
So they put a rifle in my hand
Sent me off to a foreign land
To go and kill the yellow man

Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A., born in the U.S.A.

Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A.