Skip to comments.40-Year-Old Photo Still Makes Us Smile (A picture is worth a thousand words)
Posted on 07/20/2013 8:17:19 PM PDT by skoob2u
I thought this picture was a great reminder of the great opportunity Obama has squandered to unite our great country. I am so very tired of his divisive identity politics and contempt for America. It's hard to keep a positive attitude these days and I thought this picture provided a little inspiration for why we need to keep Obama from tearing our country apart.
LBJ's Great Society programs wrecked innumerable black families, and things were compounded by radical feminism which help promote the idea that single women raising families by themselves was a good idea.
That was pre-obama, now it is different, now it is on the verge of war.
Looks like it might be a real quote.
(in the left side column)
The Communists of the New Left started agitating the population is what changed. They pushed the riots of the 60s, the Hippie movement, and the destruction of the family wholesale while stupid liberals lapped it up. The whole idea was to weaken Western Culture as much as possible, to destabilize it.
It has worked swimmingly (for the Communists), along with the use of the environmental movement to hobble western industry.
Communism has never been so healthy as since it was declared 'dead'.
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I can remember when our upper east Tennessee high school was desegregated - 1966. Not sure of why it took that long. I think there was a plan to begin integration in the elementary schools and do it by increments.
Whatever. I recall seeing the new black kids, all neatly dressed (some carried brief cases, which we white guys thought odd.) But, what I noticed was the fear I saw in some of their eyes.
So, I introduced myself to Clarence. Now, we did not become best friends, but we had at least a level of human interaction and just maybe, he was a little less afraid.
Clarence was killed in Viet Nam a few years later, as was a white acquaintance - Joe Mead.
Oh man when I was a kid that age I would take my mom’s grocery cart while she was looking at stuff on the shelf and ride it like crazy. She’d turn around and I would be down the aisle or another aisle over using it like a scooter *push push then stand up on the back and let it fly*
Growing up 40+ years ago, I can say without equivocation that life was better, people were kinder, family and neighborhood bonds were stronger. For all of the turmoil of the '60s, with its civil rights movement, political assassinations and the Vietnam War, America was stronger and more united than it is today.
To find a way forward toward a better future, I believe we need to connect more with our past.
As a small step, you might consider visiting Washington, DC: go to the Vietnam Memorial wall, and find Clarence's name there. You can look it up online at the memorial website and discover what panel it is on.
I did the same with people I knew in high school who never made it back to the World, and it was a profoundly moving experience for me.
I was born into an Army family in 1953. It was the Eisenhower years and the military was ahead of the civilian culture with desegregation. By the time I was old enough to walk and talk, that sub-culture was fairly well color blind.
Until the age of ten, I hardly noticed that I was ‘different’. When I did, it was nothing more than a passing curiosity. It was only later in my adolescence that others forced my attention onto my skin color. The world has been doing it ever since, but I couldn’t fixate my identity on race if I tried. I’m just me, and refuse to be a mere hunk of meat.
It was such a pleasure for me to read it.
Why thank you, Leni. I appreciate the compliment :-)
This is the reality in most neighborhoods. It’s only the media, race hustlers and underachievers that play up the small percentage of implied or actual race problems and they make it seem as though it’s all nationwide.
Thank you for the link. I see there was a little more to the quote than the portion I found. Here’s the last part of it:
“There is a certain class
of race-problem solvers
who don’t want the patient
to get well”
Not to mention the tall white girl forcing the little black girl to push that heavy cars.
Thought you might want to see this beautiful, joyful pic. For me, it represents the shining promise briefly within our grasp before the commies snatched it away. I won’t go so far as to say we can never get it back, and I know there are glimpses of what this pic represents still around, but I don’t believe I’ll see it fully developed in my lifetime. And that’s part of what just infuriates me!
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SO very much has changed !
radical feminism has done far more damage to this nation that normally allowed in polite discussion,
from the ghettos to the suburbs, its distorted the structure of the family intact and otherwise.
“womens liberation” “black liberation” “gay liberation”
none of these terms get used much in 2013 do they!
those terms now replaced by “feminisn” “black PRIDE” and “gay PRIDE” all have something in common
They were all formulated do socialists!
The seeds of the martin Marital ISSUES probably had thier roots in feminism
the trayvon zombies would never guess
July, 1973. Just a wild guess. ;-)