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For Those Who Protest too Loudly
Lets be serious
It is Odd growing up on the west coast of the US and admitting that I didn't even know that racism was still an issue of any significance until I learned how things still seem to be on the east coast. History seems to be the drug of choice for those who have such a history.
Those locked in that history continually keep bringing it up and have found power in using it against those who wish to avoid the brands of nature that history engenders. Having worked in a call center, I came to understand over three years at 200 calls a day that there are areas in this nation that are more locked in history then others.
No culture is blameless, no race if you want to use that word is without fault. Couture is right, some history is best forgotten. Our children won't know the difference and may in time look at us odd if we ever bring up the subject. If there is in fact a conspiracy at the top then the whole liberal, verses conservative mongering probably is part of it too.
Splitting the races along ideological lines even within any given group keeps anyone from actually thinking of the revolutions that are en codified in our declaration of independence. Though revered by lip-service few seem to quote some of the lines as they used to.
I say, anyone who draws a paycheck is a slave of sorts and the differences in size of paychecks keeps the institution alive, it just is more expensive then it was before but not altered in any other way if you want to be totally honest. If it is change you want you had better find a way to agree and a mode or system in which you won't repeat the problem and call it something different just so your conscience doesn't hurt too much in the process.
Before you go lopping off the heads of the rich though you probably aught to take a lesson from the French and their revolution. Most may hate the French for many of their stands on issues of international import but they as well as other nations are old enough to remember what happened the last time people started speaking a certain way and acting on those beliefs. Do more then talk or talk not at all. Holding grudges does no one any good.