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Number23

(24,544 posts)
Wed Apr 25, 2018, 12:24 AM Apr 2018

27 years old and still as relevant as the day they made it

Public Enemy "Can't Trust it"



I know I been gone from here for a minute but I heard this today and realized it's been a eons since I last visited or even thought about this place. With all of the crap from neo-Nazis, white supremacists and others that have become emboldened lately (gee, I wonder why??) I realize that EVERYTHING this forum ever said about race relations was right and yet, so many of us had to argue and scream over our "friends" to be heard.

Key lyrics for me:

"Beware of the hand when it's coming from the left
I ain't tripping, just watch your step"
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27 years old and still as relevant as the day they made it (Original Post) Number23 Apr 2018 OP
Number23! fishwax Apr 2018 #1
Fishwax!! Number23 Apr 2018 #2
Always timely no matter how it's said. Remembering Dr. King's Letter Kind of Blue Apr 2018 #3
uh-huh...you've been gone from here Chitown Kev Apr 2018 #4
Number23 sheshe2 Apr 2018 #5
Long time no see Number 21 The Polack MSgt Apr 2018 #6
It is great to "see" you here again. brer cat Apr 2018 #7
Love it. Eliot Rosewater Apr 2018 #8
i just saw this thread and just seeing that you posted so recently makes me happy JI7 May 2018 #9

fishwax

(29,154 posts)
1. Number23!
Wed Apr 25, 2018, 12:39 AM
Apr 2018

Happy to see you, but I certainly understand why you've been away. (I'm not here much anymore either.)

Number23

(24,544 posts)
2. Fishwax!!
Wed Apr 25, 2018, 12:50 AM
Apr 2018


If this place has lost even your patience and brilliance, I'm surprised anyone at all is still here. It is wonderful to "see" you!

Kind of Blue

(8,709 posts)
3. Always timely no matter how it's said. Remembering Dr. King's Letter
Wed Apr 25, 2018, 12:54 AM
Apr 2018

From Birmingham Jail, "Shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection."

I bet if we look even further back the same thing was said repeatedly through American history. And surprising to see posts on DU about the many, many instances of the so-called problem by the shocked. But just can't Truss It.

So good to see you Number23!

The Polack MSgt

(13,228 posts)
6. Long time no see Number 21
Wed Apr 25, 2018, 10:20 AM
Apr 2018

AA forum is a shell of its former self and your post nails why:

"realize that EVERYTHING this forum ever said about race relations was right and yet, so many of us had to argue and scream over our "friends" to be heard."

Great PE track BTW.

brer cat

(24,749 posts)
7. It is great to "see" you here again.
Wed Apr 25, 2018, 12:30 PM
Apr 2018

Wish all the old gang was still here, but you know how that went.

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