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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

It's Never About Race

Read this.  Consider this quote:
She also suggested there were white southerners who probably wouldn't support Carson because of his race.
"As much as people try to sound like they don't care, some people think a black president will look out for the black lifestyle," said Lopp, who worked in Lexington Barbecue for the last 36 years, adding that women like Fiorina would likely face discrimination from some voters as well.
Carson dismissed such comments with a shrug: "Racism exists everywhere," he said.

Now read this.  Consider this quote.
"We still have to convince Republicans racism is real. That's like we have to convince people global warming is real," contributor Rory Albanese said. "Now we can't even fix it because we have to convince you that it exists. That's a huge waste of time."

How in the world can we function as a democracy if half the populace is willfully ignorant of basic facts?  And how can we function if we simply shrug our shoulders at problems the way Carson does?

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