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