Black People : Which "Great White Father" should I vote for?

Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by Sun Ship, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. Sun Ship

    Sun Ship Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    On the eve before the election, let's have some fun.

    The name of the game is "Unnecessary Thinking".

    As so many African Americans are trying to choose between one white male candidate or the other; one Skull and Bones member or another. While we are manipulated by the “good cop…bad cop” strategy on a national level, let us consider who can be…or better yet, WHO CANNOT BE PRESIDENT of the United States of America in this 200 years plus democracy; SUPPOSEDLY the most multicultural and pluralistic democracy in the world…

    These people are “unelectable” in America (a phrase defined by the press)

    African Americans
    Latinos
    East Indians
    Asians
    Japanese
    Women (of any color, race, religion or ethnic background)
    Gays
    Buddhists
    Muslims
    Hindus
    Sikhs
    Atheist
    Santeros
    Jews (believe it or not)
    Dwarfs (midgets)
    Overly obese people
    Handicap people
    The blind
    Native Americans
    Eskimos
    Poor people
    Auto mechanics
    Plumbers
    Carpenters (Jesus?)
    Koreans
    Socialist
    “true” Liberals
    Etc., etc., etc.,

    This is not a true democracy and you are choosing in a predefined predictable construct, confined to a macabre matrix of classes, caste and ideas.

    Peace or maybe not
     
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    It's strange that you posted this Brother Sunship. As election day is so near, I have been feeling reluctant to vote. I have voted every since I was 18 years old and now it just seems so useless.

    We have the brothers of the bones and skulls debating it out on why they should be president and we all know that they are sworn in under the same damm organization.

    Why do I subject myself to this scrutiny by voting for the lesser evil of the two? As if one is really better than the other. Why do I expect good things to come out of evil things?

    It's been said that my vote count, but of course it counts but does it really matter? Our two runner ups are really on the same team. Acting like the democrated and the republican title is enough to proves that they are really opposed to each other.

    The thing that bothers me most is, if I don't vote, I feel like it would be a grave disservice to my people who were brutally beaten, raped, humiliated, and killed for the right to pull that lever today. Their blood is still so fresh on those tally cards.

    Just last month I couldn't wait to exercize my right, but today that enthusiasm has plummeted to a stock market low. *sigh* :pie:
     
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    VOTE VOTE VOTE !!!!!
    this was heavy to the mind
     
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    Hmmmm...wondering why the mentally challenged and illiterates aren't on the list? :thinking: Oh snap, I forgot...we already have someone in the White House.

    Queenie :juggle:
     
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    Dang, sis! You really hit the target there! :bullseye:

    But, I agree, it really feels pointless to vote. I have several friends who refuse to vote because they feel that nothing will ever change and that their votes do not count. I'm still going to vote today, though. One of them has to be better than the other... doesn't he?
     
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    indya Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    sunship,

    I'm wondering where you got this list. The only requirment I know of for being president is that people have to be born in this country.

    I saw handicaped on your list. FDR had polio and was confined to a wheelchair and he was president during WW II.

    I looked again and saw obese written on the list. What about William Taft at 420 pounds? The gov. lists this as morbidly obese.

    It takes a lot of money to get your name out there, so I agree with poor people having an almost impossible task, if they want to be president.
     
  7. Sun Ship

    Sun Ship Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It is something how we pick and choose

    Please correct me if I’m wrong indya, but I believe FDR contracted polio and became wheelchair-bound while already serving as president and as far as an 420 pound Taft is concerned I’ll still say, I don’t think he could run for the presidency today and be considered electable in this image-driven culture, especially with the invent of television, color digital photography and the immediate acquisition of imagery, that the internet offers.

    If my post is going to be critiqued retroactively than I guess “white men in white powder wigs and wooden dentures” (George Washington) wouldn’t be electable today either. You really glanced over the spirit of this thread and chose not to deal with its true revelation.

    We can isolate this thread to just women, African Americans and Asians if you would like to and it would still have merit and be just as damning to the current American democratic process.

    Peace,

    Brother Sun Ship
     
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