Rights And Wrongs

Posted in Politics, Society on January 19th, 2015

The descent pf Negro activism
Civil Rights And Wrongs

Do not mistake me. I’m too much the student of true history to be one of those who has “white washed” and deified Martin Luther King Jr. The man was so much worse, but also so much more than the comfortable caricature we’ve created of him. Still, that being said, he was so much better than the parasites, grifters, and vermin that rose from his corpse.

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Ave Atque Vale, Senator

Posted in Politics on January 5th, 2015

Senator Edward W. Brooke IIIAve atque vale, Senator Edward W. Brooke III.

Edward W. Brooke III, who in 1966 became the first Black elected to the US Senate by popular vote, winning as a Republican in overwhelmingly Democratic Massachusetts, died on Saturday, January 3, 2014 at his home in Coral Gables, Fla. Brooke was 95 years old.

Previously, Mr. Brooke was twice elected Attorney General of Massachusetts and was the first Black to be elected Attorney General of any state.

The only previous Black Senators were Blanche Kelso Bruce and Hiram Rhodes Revels – unsurprisingly both Republicans – who were elected prior to the 17th Amendment, hence not by voters but, instead, by the Mississippi Legislature during the punitive years of the Reconstruction.

I will not pretend that I agreed with all of Sen. Brooke’s politics, but I will also not pretend that I disagreed with all of them either. Nor will I say that he served with less than grace, dignity, and firm commitment to both his constituency and his principles, walking a difficult and fine line when the two were at odds.

Ave atque vale, Senator Edward W. Brooke III. Hail and farewell.

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Le Morte d’Amérique

Posted in Politics on December 4th, 2014

It’s taken 50 years of ongoing decline, but the long, slow death of America has stumbled and trudged apace.

From Camelot to Scamalot - Kennedy to Obama, the death of AmericaFrom Camelot To Scamalot

Not only has Camelot fallen, it has no been openly mocked and lampooned in the installation of Obama as POTUS. Truly, we have gone from Kennedy’s Camelot to Obama’s Scamalot. Even the men of Monty Python fame couldn’t more turn a legend on its ear.

Le Morte d’Amérique indeed! But there will be no grand and high prose such as Sir Thomas Malory penned. This lament will be written in banal soundbites by the MSM.

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