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WCGreen

(45,558 posts)
Thu Jul 18, 2013, 01:37 AM Jul 2013

I just watched some of the raw, black and white films of the riots of Selma

That happened 50 years or so. This was the pivotal event that ended up with the Voting Rights Act.

The VRA is probably the singular moment in the 60's because it showed that defying entrenched power was possible and that the country was energized.




With the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by five of the most privileged men in this country, men who never had to jump through hoops to exercise their rights, the US could very well fall back into way it was.

I know that sounds like hysteria but several states have already moved to reinstate purging of voters, barriers for registration and limiting vote by mail.

I'm not a young man anymore. And here in Ohio there is no real push for drastic change in how we conduct election so far. So I wish for those DU'ers who live in states that have already implemented changes that throw up so many barriers to voters that it will be hard to keep the Democratic Party viable in some of these states to keep the faith and do something, anything to stop the madness.

I honestly thought this was stuff that was settled, that the US would never go back to segregation and wide spread voter suppression.

Fuck!
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I just watched some of the raw, black and white films of the riots of Selma (Original Post) WCGreen Jul 2013 OP
The RW is trying to undo decades of progress in equal rights, unions, the middle class, etc. NYC_SKP Jul 2013 #1
Your sentence here resonates with women... CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #2
a Cleveland Eastsider here... CitizenLeft Jul 2013 #3
Does not sound like hysteria to me... awoke_in_2003 Jul 2013 #4
K&R - nt Ohio Joe Jul 2013 #5
All these issues that we face were put to rest sheshe2 Jul 2013 #6
It never ends... WCGreen Jul 2013 #10
What you said doesn't sound like hysteria to me! There arthritisR_US Jul 2013 #7
The media keeps claiming voting doesn't really matter.... Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2013 #8
Consider this... WCGreen Jul 2013 #9
Maybe because on Sunday Morning Liberals are still recovering from Saturday Night.... Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2013 #11
 

NYC_SKP

(68,644 posts)
1. The RW is trying to undo decades of progress in equal rights, unions, the middle class, etc.
Thu Jul 18, 2013, 01:41 AM
Jul 2013

Fuck!

K/R

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,231 posts)
2. Your sentence here resonates with women...
Thu Jul 18, 2013, 01:48 AM
Jul 2013

It is exactly how we see our abortion rights:

I honestly thought this was stuff that was settled...

Good Americans are being attacked on many fronts, and we are forced to fight those battles all over again, ones that we thought we had settled long ago.


CitizenLeft

(2,791 posts)
3. a Cleveland Eastsider here...
Thu Jul 18, 2013, 01:50 AM
Jul 2013

I always appreciate your posts. It does not sound like hysteria. Not sure what we can do at this point with the makeup of the House as it's constituted now, but as long as there are people who refuse to accept it, it's not over.

Seeing that video, shockingly shocked me. No matter how many times I see that footage, it shocks me.

arthritisR_US

(7,306 posts)
7. What you said doesn't sound like hysteria to me! There
Thu Jul 18, 2013, 04:12 AM
Jul 2013

are 30 states involved in passing some kind of voter suppression - 30 out of 51 which is almost 60 freaking percent of the states wanting to push back the laws to the 50's. Hysteria is in order and right freaking now!

 

Spitfire of ATJ

(32,723 posts)
8. The media keeps claiming voting doesn't really matter....
Thu Jul 18, 2013, 04:23 AM
Jul 2013

Then they think nothing of an all Republican panel on the Sunday talk shows.

WCGreen

(45,558 posts)
9. Consider this...
Thu Jul 18, 2013, 08:16 PM
Jul 2013

Perhaps the only people who watch these news shows are republicans.

I can't remember anyone that I know say they watched any of these GOP on parade shows.

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