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Happy 4th to you TFN—and all you TFN Insider folks too.
July 4th is one of my favorite holidays. For me, it is usually a serious time when I look back very seriously, reverently, and thankfully on American history. However, I just ran into something historical on You Tube (quite by accident) that made me laugh uncontrollably. It is a quick encapsulation of American history from the viewpoint of the Texas SBOE and other fruitcake organizations (and people) throughout Texas and the United States. If Frank Capra were alive and aware of TFN, he would probably label this as “Why We Fight.”
Now, I am going to warn you. This is not for the weak of heart. You need to be in good physical health to watch this. Any of you who might be sipping on coffee at your computers need to swallow that last sip and set your coffee down to protect the electronics. Here we go and enjoy:
Humorous, cute, acidic, and olld fashioned Left. Dancing merrily merrly over some fabrications and distortions I have only seen in the obverse on the Tea Party.
The race card is played with a heavy hand which lightly skips over the fact that black slaves were initially captured and sold by blacks (later Arabs) at trading posts called “factories” some run by blacks, others by various European commercial enterprises. America did not have any such factories in Africa or any where else.”
What Americaan trade in slaves there was, was done illegally and by virtue of the British Navy Slave squadrons in the Bight of Benin, cut the traffic to a tricle. That last trickle was highly profitable for Yankee ingenuity operating out of Boston and NYC.
Linking the NRA and the KKK as if the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a violation of he 13th Amendment is short on objectivity. The perception that blacks get arrested several times the white average should also note that the white average is several times that of Asians, with Hispanics half way between Whites and Blacks. This ratio is consistent with other samples such as truancy and delinquency in schools.
There are a number of prominent black citizens who are aware of these dichotomies like Bil Cosby whose acidic remarks to his fellow citizznes to get their act together. Some studies whow that the fear of being robbed or assaulted by blacks is substantiated,
My neighborhood in Sugar Land is so eclectic that it is hard to describe to Yankees. Netflix lists the most popular videos in Sugar Land as about two thirds Bollywood Hindi with an occaisional Hollywood. And in comparing the circumstances in Houston as a City of Houston Building Inspector is to note that ethnic neighborhoods are stable given a common values system, and the suburban areas are stable, it;s the declining neighborhoods that are losing theri middle class to the suburbs, white flight being followed by black flight.
The simplistic caartoon is about twenty years behind the times, and is insulting to the folks of all ethnic backgrounds to focus on forming common ground, Ft Bend and Sugar Land has been the fastest growing multi ethnic county in the USA. We don’t need to stir that old pot of bile, we have more important things to do. Like educating folks from the Sub-Continent and Nigeria to cut their lawns
Besides in Texas, there is no gun registration which makes it risky to break into any one’s property. That has nothing to do with race, Gettomg shot on your proprerty has nothing to do with race,it’s a trespassing thing.
Well, gee Gordon. That must make me an old-fashioned kinda guy.
There’s old and there there is fashioned. Nothing wrong about being both.