Skip to comments.Streisand Alert: "Let's Unite!"
Posted on 06/20/2003 11:14:25 PM PDT by lainie
I have reflected a great deal over the years about the need for dialogue and unity among various minority and progressive communities. The presidential primary process is underway, and this is the time when the candidates within the Democratic party work to differentiate themselves from one other. It is important, however, to keep in mind that the end goal for all of us is to elect a Democratic president who will work to provide a decent education for the most underprivileged children, pass tax cuts for the lower and middle classes rather than the wealthy, protect the environment and a womans reproductive choice ... Afterall, why should wealthy people such as myself receive a tax cut? I will be the first to admit that I dont need it. What we all need is a healthy government that can provide the services (such as education, health care, national and homeland security) that we all depend on. We must unify and work together in order to accomplish this.
Republicans have held onto their power because they have been able to consolidate many different conservative movements into a single agenda. The Democratic Partys broad vision has allowed for more individuality amongst progressive movements, but we all must work together for the next election. There is power in our numbers.
I see people trying to divide the unity of Blacks and Jews, in particular. We cant allow this to happen, because we have too much in common to be divided. With a shared history of oppression and slavery, as well as a common ingrained culture of social justice, Blacks and Jews, over the years and still today, have been natural allies.
In fact, Blacks and Jews have a long and important history of working together. African-Americans and Jews came together to form the NAACP, the Urban League and to improve education in the South. African-American battalions helped liberate the concentration camps during World War II. One-third of the Civil Rights Movement supporters were Jewish. In Mississippi in 1964, three young men, one African-American and two Jewish, were killed by white extremists on their way to investigate the burning of a black church.
More recently, Blacks and Jews worked together in Florida after the 2000 election when both groups were disenfranchised after their votes were disregarded Blacks because they were wrongly purged from voter lists and Jews in Palm Beach County who had mistakenly voted for Buchanan due to a poorly designed ballot. It was wonderful to watch Jews and African-Americans come together at rallies during that important time in our history.
In my mind, no one image better illustrates the power that is possible when African-Americans and Jews work together than the famous picture of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. walking through the streets of Selma, Alabama, arm in arm with his friend and fellow civil rights activist, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. Rabbi Heschel and Dr. King together spoke of a moral responsibility that transcends race and religion. They taught us that we must stand together to defeat racism and anti-Semitism.
Now is the time in history when Blacks and Jews, along with Latinos, Asians, Women, Gays and all others have the potential to work together. Together we can eradicate not only racism, sexism, anti-Semitism and homophobia, but also the poverty, corruption in government, destruction to our environment, corporate control, undermining of our civil liberties and a womans right to choose, and ongoing warfare that threaten us all. Now is the time to unite.
Nevermind that the official commission could not find one bit of proof of these lies by rent a commie.com! (a telemarketing group in Florida) Babsie dahling, instead of Evergreen, your next song should be Everlying.
Translation: Babs hates the fact that Jews are turning to the GOP in greater #'s than ever before (nearly 50% of all Jews of voting age under 30 voted for Bush), and that many blacks are beginning to see right through the Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton demagogue routine.
Are we conservatives "others?"
Jesse Jackson called N.Y.C> " HYMIE TOWN " ( a derogatory term for a Jew, is " hymie " ) and has NEVER apologised. Al Sharpton has been responsible ( with his harrangues ) of the deaths of several Jews, instigating/churning up anti-Semitism amongst blacks, for decades and is unrepentant.
I could go on, but ....
On a side note, I notice that while Babs has cordially invited those of Jewish faith into 'Our' fold, she's not said word one about the Arabs. Is she a Zionist? Did she stop and think that Hamas might feel left out? She must be in league with that butcher Sharon, and long to see Palestinian children crushed under the tank treads of the Zionist Entity.
Funny how that works, Babs. You're oppressing a poor, helpess minority group. How does that make you feel, being one of the oppressors, and crushing the weak under your boots?
Military Didn't Get Ballots, Plan Class-Action Suit David M. Bresnahan / NewsMax.com
SAN ANTONIO, Texas Attorneys for disenfranchised military personnel plan to ask a judge to either let them vote late or allow them to refuse to pay taxes for the next four years. Large numbers of military personnel have complained that they did not receive absentee ballots in time to vote, and now they are taking action in court.Links:
Nice theory, Babs, but you seem to take it for granted that all Blacks and Jews share this dream with you. At present most do, based on their overwhelming support of the Democrat Party, but certainly not ALL. And the trend is not in your favor, Babs.
"I think its a matter of fairly accessible record that charitable giving is an important part of my life, so I feel no call to defend how much or to which causes I give." - Barbra, 1999
I love Blazing Saddles, too.
Therefore I, Barbra Sterisand, will donate all of my worldly posessions, including my mansions which are off-limits to cameras, and live in a small condominium in Pacoima and give all my money to ensure the end of poverty. After all, I don't want to look like a hypocrite do I?
Gee, Babs, you don't suppose it has ANYTHING to do with the fact your fellow liberal activists keep screaming "Free Palestine!" "End the Isreali occupation!" "Bush's war is controlled by the Jewish media!" "American is controlled by rich corporate Jewish pigs!" "End all aid to Isreal!" "Arafat is the duly-elected President!" "Stop the Jew war criminals!"
Yeah, that's gotta be doing wonders for liberalism. Keep biting the hand that feeds you. I hope your rapid hate-freedom liberals invite even more vicious anti-seminites, anti-Catholic, anti-religion nuts into the tent. Keep up the good work. ;-)
ACTUAL HATE-SPEECH FROM A LIBERAL-SOCIALIST "NEWS" SITE (SOMEONE MAIL THIS TO THE LIBERAL HOLLYWOOD GANG AND PERHAPS THEY MIGHT RETHINK BEING IN BED WITH A BUNCH OF 'FELLOW DEMOCRATS' WHO DESPISE THEM!):
"It would appear that President Bush's so-called road map to peace was exposed as a phony snake oil tonic sales show for the media... It was nothing more than a document of Palestinian surrender created by a non elected so-called leader of the Israeli Government. The Palestinians basically were agreeing to give up their armed fight for self determination... The Palestinians were hoping that the Israelis would scale down their attacks against them. The Israelis never agreed to stop assassinating Palestinian political leaders or collectively punishing the Palestinian people in return. Further more, the Israelis never agreed to the creation of any Palestinian independent state. The media made this so-called peace agreement look like some kind peace treaty that would lead to the creation of a Palestinian state and end the violence. What a crock of shit! The Palestinian people never agreed to it. President Bush knew it too! He wanted the world to think he was a peace maker. That is like making purses out of pig's ears. President Bush is no peace maker. He is a war maker. That is all he is good at. Not a day after the so-called peace treaty was agreed on did the violence resume. Bush has no domestic American agenda except to make energy companies, defense contractors and his rich Republican supporters richer..."
"Bush is now claiming he is inspiring Iranian students to rebel against their government. He is also claiming the Iranians have a secret nuclear arms program. Does he think that Iranian Student protests will somehow destroy an Iranian secret nuclear arms project? America has as much a right to interfere in Iranian internal affairs as Iran does in American ones. America's foreign policy is full of more holes than Swiss Cheese. America blindly supports apartheid racists governments like Israel If you look closely at any of Bush's radical political advisors, you will discover that they are making enormous profits."
"Have you noticed how the deaths of 4 or five Israelis soldiers gets more coverage in the U.S. media I wonder why the American media is so obsessed with covering Israeli casualties? The Israelis have killed at like four times as many Palestinians. That may get second page news if it is reported at all. When it is reported, the Palestinians are always armed militants. The latest peace hoax is a great example of media manipulation...This is hardly the truth. The only agreement made was for Israel to remove a few illegal settlements on Palestinian lands in exchange for an agreement from the Palestinian resistance to cease its armed resistance to the Israeli occupation of Palestine...It is all bullshit in the media created to make it look like Bush is arranging a middle peace plan. The only peace Bush understands is that percentage of land and natural resources which he takes from his enemies he holds under occupation. Bush only made the media show to make it look like he was engaged in some sort of peace action. He is actually probably planning his next military act of aggression and piracy."
I sure hope that she not insinuating what I think she is
She must really know NOTHING about the Democratic party...can anyone remember the last time a Rat gave a tax cut?
That is the impression I got for this ..
Oh and her comment about blacks freeing the Jews in WWII was interesting ..
Not to downplay African-American contributions in WWII, but IIRC there were no all black ground combat units in WWII. I think she's refering to the "Red Ball Express" that used mostly black drivers and did great work in moving supplies everywhere during the war including major support for the camps once they were liberated. She's trying to make people think of the movie "Glory".
Why doesn't she boast of the wonderful Civil Rights Bill voting record of the Democrats in 1964? A greater percentage of Republicans voted for it (82% of Republicans to 69% of Democrats) and Senator Al Gore Senior and Senator Robert KKK Byrd voted against it. And Republicans had to stop the Democrat filibuster.
Brabra has a selective memory.
Republicans Passed the Civil Rights Act
August 17, 2000...
Here's yet another thing that's bugging me about the Democrats'  convention. It's that the Democrats think that they're the only ones that stand for or believe in civil rights.
The claim has always bothered me. In 1957, Dwight Eisenhower, a Republican president, used his federal power to integrate the Little Rock school system. He stood up to a Democratic Governor, Orville Faubus, who, incidentally, Clinton befriended early in his political career.
Democrats claim that The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is their act. It isn't. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed with an overwhelming majority of Republican votes in the Senate. A greater percentage of Republicans than Democrats voted for the bill.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which the Democrats claim as their monopoly, was opposed by southern Democrat senators, several of whom were outspoken segregationists, and one of them was Al Gore's father.
Lyndon Johnson, who was president, had to rely on Everett Dirkson, the great Republican leader from Illinois, to get the Civil Rights Act passed just like Clinton had to rely on Republicans to get NAFTA passed. It was the Democrats back in 1964 who were at war with themselves and conflicted over civil rights.
The idea that the Democrats are responsible for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a myth that has been given life by the Democrats and the media for 36 years now. It's hokum. It's grating on me as much as the idea that the Republicans want dirty water and dirty air.
The liberals are living a lie. They're telling themselves these lies in order to make themselves feel good at their convention, but it isn't flying and the poll numbers show it.
Al Gore Junior lost. Get over it. Move on.
She doesn't seem upset about the discarding of the military ballots (the disputed ballots were not included in the final tally). She must agree with Clinton/Gore: "I loathe the military vote".
I guess as a white heterosexual male, I must be one of the generic "others" she speaks of. I hope she never takes a whip to me like she did to Indiana Jones in some outtake footage that the public will never be permitted to see (she's using the whip in a limp backhanded motion so as not to really hurt Harrison Ford - she makes the comment that she feels like such a f*ggot doing it that way).
All talk. She hides a bitter heart.
ANSWER and other leftist antiAmericanWar organizations harbor antiSemites. What is she doing to squash their hate?
Trillions of dollars in a war on poverty hasn't squashed poverty yet. We take in the world's poor unskilled worker. We will always have poor people (maybe not the same people, but there will always be someone who comes here with nothing).
We did a lot to end corruption in government (and make us safer from international warfare) when we got the Rats out of the White House.
Is the right to a fair trial over sexual harassment a civil rights issue? What if the defendent commits perjury? Is sexual harassment "just about sex" or a "private matter"? What about serial rape?
It's right there: STREISAND Alert.
"destruction to our environment"
See the threads on this issue:
I heard some of candidate/exploitation tv show host Jerry Springer on Alan Colmbs(sp?) radio show.
He said that "payroll taxes" (he means social security withholding) shouldn't have a cap at $89k earnings (although he seemed vague if he was still going to set a cap, it sounded like he might).
He said that he would use this "revenue" to offset monies not contributed by lower earning people. He wants to cut "payroll taxes" for the first $10-20k (maybe even eliminate them).
Watch for this to be the next DNC issue. They keep wanting to give "tax cuts" to people who pay no income tax.
The Rats will be hanging themselves with their own rope if they go down this route. It will expose Social Security for the sham it really is. People will be seen drawing out money that they never contributed to the program and those who pay higher levels in will be paying money that they will never be able to pull out.
It will just make it clearer what's been going on all along. Politicians have wrongfully claimed that SS is a "savings" plan, not a tax.
Yeah, it's amazing when you listen to snooty leftists "conservatives have ALWAYS been on the wrong side of civil liberties" "We believe in equality and fairness, I was raised a Democrat because OUR party supports civil rights for all Americans"
It's like these loonies are living in an alternative reality and have never read a history book. Perhaps they claim explain why the GOP immediately disowns ANY white-supermistist Klansman discovered in the party (see David Duke, who has now left the party in disgust-- good riddence) whereas the 'RAT party not only plays down the hate-crimes of white-supremist Klansman in the party, but EMBRACE them as "party leaders" and proclaim them the conciense of the Seante (see Hugo Black & 'Sheets' Byrd) Maybe they can explain why the 'RAT party has sent decades trying to dillute and splinter the black vote in their primary while Republicans have always encouraged blacks to vote in their primaries. Why Democrats appoint their RICH (I thought they hated "the rich") buddies to top positions and give token black officials third-tier jobs, whereas Republican adminstrations often appoint qualified blacks to the best positions. I could go on and on and on...
The media tends to omit the detail that David Duke ran as a Democrat (and I believe as a candidate in another party) before he ran as a Republican. I don't think it looks good on us that he got on the ballot as a Republican (can the party stop a potential candidate from running the primary?).
If people cross party lines to vote in the primary (like is permissible in Texas) it is possible to get some bad candidates in the general election (makes it easier to defeat them).
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha........ do ya think so, Yentl? Gee, who could those people be???