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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #115)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 09:14 PM

123. Right on, brother.

I was going to put this up as a new post, but I'll send it to you as a reply in this thread....

....It's late for me, I'm wore out and there's been a lot going on lately so it's really enough for me to just get
a validation from one person tonight.....

I happen to have this one really good, honest friend who happens to be an elderly white Republican
male. There's so much we have in common but just so happens he's the dude filling my inbox with
forwarded viral e-mails. (Long story.)

This is what I got tonight, in an e-mail with "civics lesson" in the subject line:


A black kid asks his dad, "Dad, what's democracy?"
(Wait...the kid doesn't know his Dad...let's start over....)


A black kid asks his mom, "Mama, what's a democracy?"
"Well, son, that's when whites work every day so we can get all our welfare benefits!"

"But mama, don't the white people get pissed off about that?"
"Sure they do, but that's called racism!"


So I said to him:

If you find that sort of jape to be so amusing, the number of teeth in your mouth and your IQ are very likely in a neck-and-neck race for numerical ascendancy. But I'm putting my money on those biting, incisive "choppers."













By the way, I.......

......Bought my MEGABUS tickets for Bastille Day weekend.

It's highly probable that at least one or two of my traveling companions -- of whatever
race or ethnicity -- will look like one of the above photos, but who cares?

Why is it even necessary to make sport of the misfortune of others, except as a
poor, stop-gap reassurance that one's own station in life is still "higher" than
some other poor unfortunate's?

The sixteen dollar and fifty cent fare -- both ways, 700 miles and including the full
fifty cent cost of the "reservation fee" -- is one more 'proof' that sometimes, when
society makes economic choices that benefit all, everyone benefits.

Take "single-payer" health care for instance. All for one, and one for all. The
only losers in this country, if that's ever instituted, will be the insurance company
CEO's and mandarins who have been paying themselves irrationally high bonuses
and salaries for denying coverage (including dental insurance) to those who need
it most.

But of course, those are the same people funding these self-defeating, mean-
spirited and ugly emails you keep forwarding to me.

Like a pigeon in a Skinner Box, trained to respond to an electronic tingle that
explodes with neural rewards within that very minimal cranial space.

.....PS,

Hey, on top of that.....

To be honest, 1StrongBlackMan, I'm really a "brotha-in-law."

Except for the possibility that some serious genetic testing might turn up an
'unexpected' result from a profile of my mitochondrial data -- it's possible
there's some Ottomans in there -- from the Cenk Uygur tribe, the dudes
that ran over my ancestral turf and mixed up the DNA heritage:



,,,,,,my best claim to the "user_name" MoJoWork'N is that for most holidays
and special days in the last couple of decades, I've been enjoying more sweet
potato pie and greens than burek or cevapce. But that's another long story.





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