Black People : Bush Unbound...

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  1. Aqil

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    Winning on fear itself, the GOP is ready to take the country even farther right.

    By Sidney Blumenthal
    Salon.com

    Wednesday, November 3, 2004

    Winning on fear itself, the GOP is ready to take the country even farther right. "This country is going so far to the right you are not even going to recognize it," remarked John Mitchell, President Nixon's attorney general, in 1970. Mitchell's prophesy became the mission of Nixon's College Republican president, Karl Rove, who implemented the strategy of authoritarian populism behind George W. Bush's victory.

    In the aftermath, Democrats will form their ritual circular firing squad of recriminations. But, finally, the loss was not due to their candidate's personality, the flaws of this or that advisor or the party's platform. The Democrats surprised themselves at their ability to raise tens of millions of dollars, inspire hundreds of thousands of activists, spawn extensive new organizations, attract icons of popular culture and present themselves as unified around a centrist position. Expectations were not dashed.

    Turnout vastly increased among African-Americans and Hispanics. More than 60% of the newly registered voters went for John Kerry. Those concerned about the economy voted overwhelmingly for him; so did those citing the war in Iraq as an issue. But the surge of the Democrats was more than matched.

    Using the White House as a machine of centripetal force, Rove spread fear and fused its elements. Fear of the besieging terrorist, appearing in Bush campaign TV ads as the shifty eyes of a swarthy man or a pack of wolves, was joined with fear of the besieging queer. Bush's announcement that he favored a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage was underscored by referendums against it in 11 states, including Ohio - all of which won.

    The evangelical churches became instruments of political organization. Ideology was enforced as theology, turning nonconformity into sin, and the faithful, following voter guides with biblical literalism, were shepherded to the polls as though to the rapture. White Protestants, especially in the South, especially married men, gave their souls and votes for flag and cross.

    Now, without constraints, Bush can pursue the dreams he campaigned for - the use of U.S. military might to bring God's gift of freedom to the world, with no more "global tests," and at home the enactment of the imperatives of "the right God." The international system of collective security forged in World War II and tempered in the Cold War is a thing of the past. The Democratic Party, despite its best efforts, has failed to rein in the radicalism sweeping the country. The world is in a state of emergency but also irrelevant. The New World, with all its power and might, stepping forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old? Goodbye to all that.

    You can read the entire article here:

    http://www.truthout.org/docs_04/110404D.shtml
     
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    "The evangelical churches became instruments of political organization. Ideology was enforced as theology, turning nonconformity into sin, and the faithful, following voter guides with Biblical literalism, were shepherded to the polls as though to the rapture. White Protestants, especially in the South, especially married men, gave their souls and votes for the flag and the cross..."

    Can we match this kind of white power?
     
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    the church has become a weapon against the people.
     
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    Chuckie Won = The South Is In The White OverStand

    Chuckie Won By Using Fear / Hate / Religion , The Fix Was In From The Door . And For Those Negroid Minister Who Sold Out Their Congregation And The Nubians Brother & Sister's Your Punishment Await You .
     
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    As Salaamu Alaykum < Aqil > Kayfa Haalaka


    I Agree With You 1000, 000, 000%
    The Nubians BETTER Wakeup This Beast Never Going To Take His Feet Off Their Necks . Nubian Have Been Waiting For Over 400 Years For SomeOne To Come And Save Them . The Helping Hand There LQQking Is At The End Of There Arm . And Not Some Picture Hanging On The Wall That Doesn't Even LQQk Like Them , It Doesn't Take Any Knowledge To Know If Your Worshipping SomeOne Who Doesn't LQQk Like You , That Your Giveing Them All You Power . Duhhhhhhhhhhhh
     
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