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JustAnotherGen's Journal
JustAnotherGen's Journal
June 17, 2015

One White Parent - One Black Parent

That used to be called 'mulatto' - now it's bi-racial and on forms you can sometimes check 'other'.

I'm one of those women.

With it comes a set of experiences that causes you to view America through a different lens that a white woman.

We are going back to CHILDHOOD here.

For those in America whowish to defend Rachel D's right to 'claim' a series of experiences - go ahead.

But don't compare her to those of us (she's just a few years younger than me) who were born into and grew up in a family with a black parent and a white parent.

Because of her color - she did NOT have the same experiences as us.

And her color is the FAULT of her parents. Be angry with them - not black folks and bi-racial folks who don't accept her as one of us. The beef is with them.

How about - those in America that want to defend this insanity - how about they start taking pot shots at one of her parents for not doing her the favor of marrying/creating with a black person.

It seems to me that the issue could be with them. If Only one of them had done so -

Then Rachel wouldn't have been 'burdened' with growing up blonde haired and blue eyed in a household with two white parents - and in a country that treats that women that looked like she used to as something to be held and cherished (blonde haired blue eyed beauty standard).

Either the folks making this claim that she's 'bi-racial' are deliberately ignorant - or they are deliberately taking pot shots at mixed race people.

Set all of your science aside - science doesn't account for how white racists treat black people - and white people who cross the color line - in AMERICA.

And I really find it funny how white racists in America will ONLY come to a 'black woman's defense' when she is actually a WHITE WOMAN.

Their two faces are showing - they best be careful. Wouldn't want the mask to drop completely - and stay off.

June 17, 2015

With all due respect

Rachel isn't one of us.

My Father (whose beautiful soul is in heaven) was black - my mother is still alive and white.

Rachel has two white parents.

TBH - It's pretty insulting to imply that she has had my same life experiences, family experience etc. etc.

Here it comes - 'bi-racial kids are fucked up because this white woman who tans a lot and wears a wig is fucked up'.


Yes - I was ^ yelling ^ - because I'm insulted. Her parents didn't get run off the road when her mother was close to full term with her older brother - Mine did. That's the reality for REAL mixed race families in the late 1960's / early 1970's in Kentucky.

I'm not driving into every. single. fucking. experience. I've had.

But please - knock it off.

This was 'settled' to white Americans satisfaction led when a black man with a white mother entered the White House.

At no time ever have all the bigots in this piece of shit inherently racist country EVER accepted him as white -

Except when they want to be little bigoted snots.

Find another analogy - she doesn't have the life experience of a bi-racial person -

Comparing her to us - it's just fucking bullshit. And you know it is. You know it.

June 14, 2015

Why would anyone go into politics for respect?

Great quote from O"Malley - and a great article if you haven't seen it before-


 “People in our country can become very famous overnight,” he pointed out. Besides, he went on, laughing: “Why would anyone go into politics for respect? You don’t go into politics for respect. You go into politics to get something done

May 30, 2015

That's why I'm ready for O'Malley

But rest assured - she will not appoint a person to the SCOTUS that would rule in favor of not allowing black women (in particular due to disparities in our criminal justice system) to vote.

I live in Hunterdon County NJ - just 10/15 minutes from the Bucks County PA border. I was getting rural Eastern PA, elderly, shut ins, people without cars to the polls in 2008. In 2012 - due to a discriminatory voter ID law, PA was a nail biter - specifically in Philly. If that Governor had been successful - the Pennsyltuckys would have determined those EC votes.

This isn't three dimensional chess or political gamesmanship, this is real. The Republicans have taken over local and state governments. They have a strangle hold in the House until 2020. The Rs have a lot of seats in play in 2016 in the Senate. I'm not sure we can be successful - but we can try.

If we aren't successful - as of 8 am today - the only thing standing between us these awful people - just awful and rotten to the core is going to be a woman named Clinton, or a man named Sanders, or a man named O'Malley. Not a single one will allow gerrymandering that disenfranchises us all (liberals/progressives) any more than we have already been.

When I left Western NY in 2006 for the warmth of more prosperous suns - there were about 700 K reasonable, sane people in the greater Rochester area. There were a half million people in all of Wyoming. I want to make sure the reasonable people don't have their districts dissolved into Genessee and Wayne counties. And rest assured those assholes in the House would love nothing more than to take the power of the voters in Rochester away.

The SCOTUS appointments that will happen in the next Administration are the long game for a lot of people. Our baby boomers are going to be a huge population. We can't give up seats to Gerry Mandering that will be filled with cruel people who have zero respect for how they changed the world for women, minorities, the GLBT community, etc etc.

The biggest users of my community kitchens ovens this winter were elderly men in my community who never quite learned how to *cook* - but could use our gas ovens for a few hours to keep their utility bills down - and learn in the process. This is the 6th wealthiest county in America - and our poor aren't poor enough for Republicans. Our elderly aren't cold enough, and our children aren't hungry enough.

So in my subject line I said I'm ready for O'Malley. But I'm also ready for Hillary or Sanders - or even Webb.

They won't throw us away and appoint another ass wipe like Scalia or Alito who are just there to serve the Kochs.

May 29, 2015

Respectfully Disagree - That's not why orpupilofnature57 was blocked

In Late Summer and early fall of 2014 orpupil came into the group, dropped bombs - then went about deleting them so we wouldn't have a record.

Orpupil then ignored the group/until there was a perfect opportunity to come in and drop disrespectful one liners to two of the group hosts. Neither of us are Clinton supporters/boosters.

Three times we politely asked orpupil to leave.

Then orpupil put (per a post there made by orpupil) two of the Group Hosts on ignore.

And since orpupil had us on ignore AFTER we politely asked him/her to leave - he/she couldn't see our explanation.

We aren't as heavy handed as many groups on DU - and are pretty tolerant - unless someone is disrespectful to the group or a regular participant. That's what happened.

For the record - there is no grand, great love for Hillary back there. You might want to take a look see at some of LiberalStalwart's posts.

Right now - we are all over the board.

You offered not one fact that she was an agent for this Oligarchy of which you speak - just one liners. Not one explanation.

And now you continue.

But that's AOK - because everyone else can see for themselves what really happened there.

We don't have a 'work space' - group hosts at DU. And our group host team believes in transparency and politely asking people to leave. So it's all there to see. It's all there.

May 20, 2015

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I voted to leave it as I don't see how you broke TOS. Making a suggestion here - measure your words and how you approach things.

I'm on board. I've found quoting Republican Gomorrah to be quite effective at getting my point across.

High lighting Dobson, connecting into the Prince/Devos clan (they've been funding this bullshit Dominionst agenda for years), etc etc.

The minute you bring up Erik Prince (he used to wn the company Blackwater) you gain allies.

I'm a UU and have been in the Braintree Church ( the one Abigail Adams father was a pastor at) - I'm a believer in the philosophy of a Jewish Rabbi - but much like John Adams - see no need for the words of that person (of two human beings none of that virgin birth nonsense for me) to be imprinted on the laws of America.

Dominionists are at war with the Founding Fathers desire to not see religion imposed on the people of this country in a way that gives us bullshit like the 100 years war.

So welcome to DU! There are some UUs here as well as agnostics and atheists and they see things as they are. They see these people who manipulate and twist to drive a Christian Theocratic Government into America.

Just quote Republican Gomorrah, The Family, etc etc when you post - and when all else fails go to Erik Prince.

What do you think of Maverick PAC? You familiar with it it? He spoke at their big meeting last September. And his words were kind of chilling. And these are the "under 40 Republicans" that are getting into local and state government and attacking from the under belly. We've got one on our local school board that my local No Labels chapter is going after with a vengeance.

One more thing - when you have a former Governor of Utah who is a Mormon and a former ambassador to China in the Obama Administration and Joe Manchin coming together to wake people up - you have the beginning of a movement. Look into a local No Labels chapter - in NJ we are pulling from all political ideology and saying "this is what we agree on. How can we stop Christie - how can we stop the TEAS (I think they are Dominionst in core philosophy) and grab hold of our local governments now in case we have a Religious freak like Ted Cruz as the President.

Christie is just rotten - but Cruz - is frightening.
May 1, 2015

Donta Allen - man in police van with Mr Gray refutes WaPo story


Gray was already in the van when cops arrested Allen on stealing accusations. Because of a barrier dividing the rear of the police van into two sections, Allen didn't see Gray and initially didn't realize that there was another passenger inside the vehicle.

"There's no place where a man can hurt himself in there," Allen said.

The Washington Post story that cited the police document immediately came under attack by other reporters, such as WBAL's Jayna Miller, who has reported Gray was unresponsive when police locked him inside the van.

Allen on Thursday distanced himself from what investigators say he told them.

"I told homicide that. I don't work for the police," he said in the WBAL interview. "I did not tell the police nothing."

So those who believed him yesterday - do you believe him today?

ETA - Grassy Knoll posted a direct link to WBAL in the Video forum- http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017262775
April 30, 2015

So interesting in light of the events in Baltimore this week

I wonder what Rummy (a nod to The Boondocks) thinks of that CVS store that was all the rage at DU a few nights ago?

April 24, 2015

The Racial Divide inflamed to epic levels

No - the last gasp of white supremacy in the US.

I'm not talking about people on the Left - I'm not talking about US!

Those people over there on the right?

Been foaming at their mouths for 45 years now. This is their last stand. They are gonna lose. Because my 21 year old niece is the 'new' America - black, white/native father - puerto rican/dominican mother.

That's the new America - and they HAAAAAAAATE it. They created the divide - not Obama. If they weren't so filled with hate and misery about times that need to be soon forgotten well . . .

April 20, 2015

Should the US help Save These People? - Italy, Migrants, and Libya - some things to consider

I know we have Italian Nationals and American Expats in Italy at DU who are hip deep in the situation with the migrants every day - but I thought perhaps we could have a discussion regarding the Migrant situation apart from the emotional/silent threads.

A few things -

On February 15th Italy closed its embassy in Libya.

Italy has a long history with Libya - they were once an Italian colony (that adds layers to the relationship).

The Fed Gov is relatively filled with newbies - they are pretty much untested. And that was good thing for the people of Italy in terms of their internal interests.

Many of the mandatory military service era have recently 'aged' out. This leaves them with fewer soldiers and fewer soldiers with the experience in Africa - as it is now a volunteer service. In my husband's family - only one person is serving with 20 years - and he's Navy.

Renzi (the Prime Minister) initially called for a intervention in Libya - but then back tracked when no other country volunteered to lead the effort.

About two years ago - due to the Austerity - the Italian Military budget was cut by 40%. We can't think 'ground troops'and air force - we have to think Navy AND Coast Guard as well. There was supposed to be a large by of F-35 jets - that has not happened. They just aren't prepared to go in balls to the walls in Libya. On home turf yes - but abroad nope.

Where some of the migrant boats are sinking - it's about 70 miles off the coast of Libya. There was also an incident at the end of March where the Coast Guard was fired at by Traffickers trying to get back their cheap flimsy boat. It's assumed they hauled the non sea worthy vessel back to wherever they came from to reload it and try again. These traffickers are not in good faith people - they aren't nice guys and they don't play patty cake.

The "Northern League" (a far right political party) is spouting off nonsense about ISIS invading Italy and getting people worked up over that. They also have this approach of - We should be helping but not allowing them to disembark in Italy.

Finally this weekend France and several other countries leadership - Finally stepped up to the plate and at least said - we need a summit/meeting to discuss.

Doesn't mean the problem is going to get solved - seems like they want to just have a discussion about the problem without real solutions.

So what are the solutions? Would we as Americans be willing to send troops to Libya as part of a UN Mission? Or have we done enough damage in North Africa and the Middle East? If brought to the UN - would we be willing to fund a rescue mission that when it was effective cost Italy approximately 12 Million per month?

I'm trying to wrap my head around the concept that the internal issues of Libya are causing migrants from across that part of the world to flood Southern Europe's shores. One of the folks interviewed from last nights (4/19) disaster was from Bangladesh. Is the answer to only allow in minors and those who can prove persecution? That with the understanding that there will be a global financial initiative to assist the landing countries with the processing and more important . .. the basic needs of all human beings?

There is a great deal of hand wringing going on around the world (not DU focused). At some point we need to acknowledge the 'this is so sad' came from the Arab Spring.

Thoughts anyone? What would you call your Senators or Member of the House and say if you could?

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