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Black People Duped

Specificus Wrote: Mar 17, 2014 12:51 AM
Darby, you are absolutely right. EssEffArr should not have accused you of "bigotry," but rather of LUNACY, since your remarks are fraught with a level of idiocy that only the profoundly intellectually incompetent would display. The idea that blacks such as Dr. Walter E. Williams, Dr. Thomas Sowell, Dr. Ben Carson, Rev. Harry Jackson, Dr. Glenn C. Loury, Dr. Anne Wortham, Justice Clarence Thomas, Professor Shelby Steele, Dr. Tony Brown, Mr. Robert Woodson, and myself, all "don't like being black, and would rather be white," lives in the minds of only those whites who are totally bereft of critical thinking skills, and whose intellects are incapable of accurately interpreting reality. Thus, they think with their emotions, and, thereby, reach conclusions that no logical, educated person would come to. In the workplace, 5 to 6 days a week, I labor alongside whites to make the business profitable and achieve my financial goals. I don't "dislike" any of my white co-workers. My Caucasian spouse and I have the type of relationship that has caused my side of the family to love and respect her, and has caused her side of the family to love and respect me. What is genuinely "sad indeed," Darby, is the inability of people who think as you do to offer to this Townhall.com post the type of comments that help to move the dialogue forward, rather than to drag the discussion ever more rapidly downward into the quagmire of trite, vapid, and emotional interjections. But you are correct, Darby, when you say that, "White people (i.e. those of your ilk) cannot help them (blacks)." Exactly. Because those whites haven't done the kind of thinking, researching, and reflecting that are required in order to have a correct grasp of the complex, present-day situation. Fortunately for our nation, there are whites who have done the necessary homework, and it's from these whites that we need to more often hear.
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Cruz Control? Part II

Specificus Wrote: Feb 23, 2014 12:33 PM
The "lowering of the drawbridge" and the subsequent "charging out to defeat those socialist numb-skulls" won't happen anytime soon. And the reason is simple---it can't. If this could happen, it would have taken place by now. It should have happened during the 12 years of the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. But it didn't. And it should have happened during the 8 years of George W. Bush's presidency. But it didn't. The reason today's conservatism is cowering and fleeing before liberalism's attacks is that conservatism is bereft of a philosophical base from which it can draw the weaponry required to destroy the arguments of present-day cultural Marxism and other strands of Leftist ideology. That's why we now have so much bickering and in-fighting between and among Republican conservatives. They don't know how they can articulate cogent answers to this nation's downward spiral in morality, culture, and civilizational stability. The conservative intelligentsia needs to face this problem squarely and honestly, and to realize that a "return to the olden days and to the old rules of living our lives" is neither an appealing nor a respectable proposal.
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Educational Rot

Specificus Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 6:52 PM
"Townhall mindset"? "Townhall rhetoric"? What??? These types of vague and indeterminate disparagements are the expected results of a politicized glossary, elicited from a mind filled with emotionalized sound and fury, signifying nothing. What is your point/argument? Oh, that's right. When no argument exists, simply resort to ad hominim attacks. Profound, Dollysboy. Simply profound. A new level of psychobabble, bereft of philosophical content. And in accord with which enlightened theory of education do you operate?
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Educational Rot

Specificus Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 4:58 PM
As ususal, we readers can thank Dr. Williams for a truly thought-provoking analysis of the issue and for an accurate synopsis of what we're up against, regarding this problem. And no one can argue with his conclusion that schools of education have got to be eliminated. That elimination, however, will never take place as long as we remain a nation whose elected leaders are being guided by a hollow worldview with no center. Currently, our education industry is in total disarray, and there is no agreed-upon theory of education that our system is being philosophically guided and united by. That's the problem we must confront and deal with now. How are we going to resolve this dearth of philosophical unity, purpose, and direction?
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Jesse Jackson Praises Legacy of Chavez

Specificus Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 5:54 PM
In the aftermath of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s sensational plummet from political prominence and pertinence, it's only fitting that Jesse Jackson Sr. make a lame effort such as this, in order to convince himself and his supporters that he and his family still have relevance, insofar as playing a role in confronting the national and international concerns that still face the United States. There are, tragically, too many people in our country who continue to want the public to overlook Jackson's and his family's non-leaderful behavior and to continue the pretense of holding him up as the person who "speaks for black America." When this charade will end, not even God knows.
Content such as this, from "mhood175," offers proof positive that our educational system has failed miserably at inculcating critical thinking skills and useful faculties of logical reasoning to those who currently populate this nation.
Crystal Wright pens the following: "After giving Obama over 95% of their vote twice, blacks want to know when the first black president will focus on issues impacting blacks like: rising poverty, unemployment and incarceration rates, growing education gap and economic decline the breakdown of the black family?" Why in the world, Ms. Wright, would Obama take time to focus on the above-mentioned issues, when he knows that the American Black Church is supposed to be leading the way on tackling these concerns, yet that institution finds itself totally clueless, and spends its time, instead, on pious irrelevancies and sactimonious trivialities that lead to no solutions and to ongoing nonadvancement of the race?
up off its duff, awaken from its current stupor, and take up the mantle it has shunned for far too long now.
"If the Republican Party were to get their act and message together, they could be the catalyst for this movement." It simply boggles the mind to hear this statement from Armstrong Williams. He's implying that American blacks have thus far failed to "Cultivate A Culture Of Entrepreneurship" because of a lack of catalystic support/advocacy from the Republican Party. It makes no sense whatsover to lay this at the feet of the Republican Party, when the responsibility indubitably lies with the American Black Church. That's the same institution that stepped into the breach and piloted the victorious Civil Rights revolution. And if there is to be an ermergence of a long-overdue culture of entrepreneurship, then black Christianity has to get
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