I've been avoiding politics lately, in an attempt to retain my sanity. Checked in with those fun-loving, darkie-hating kids at little green footballs, and they're attacking Spike Lee (and indirectly, Malcolm X) for producing John Walker Lindh.
Really, I'm quite willing to die a horrible, painful death if I can watch them go at the same time.
VASpider takes another throwaway line and manages to provoke an intelligent discussion. It's a skill, man. kd makes with the helpful links thing, and doesn't call for comments permalinks. See? Decaf works.
There's also a link to the Halloween redesign at snarkalicious, where you can find some appropriate music for the season. Well, a season, anyway. But is there a time when "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" isn't appropriate?
In that next entry here, the ToneZone Radio link goes to a station almost, but not quite, totally unlike the station available at ToneZone itself. Well, there's some crossover, but. . . skip it, it's all good, I'm just happy the onboard SIS7018 is working again. The driver seems to corrupt itself every few weeks just to remind me why I don't use this operating system when I can avoid it.
A minor incident. A trivial incident, even. No blows were exchanged, no property was damaged, no curses were left hanging in the air. But, black people say, it's the sort of event they experience all too often - the sort of event that leaves a mental scar.
Racism against many minority groups is pervasive in the city (it appears to be on the upswing against Muslims and South Asians). Yet black people, it seems, still have it the worst. The most intractable difficulties may still be theirs.
"You can be a priest," Yves-Eugène Joseph says. "You can be a lawyer or a journalist or a doctor. But before anything else - even if you were the pope - people still look at you as a black."
Which brings us back to Malcolm X:
I am not a Republican nor a Democrat, nor an American, and got sense enough to know it. I am one of the 22 million Black victims of the Democrats, and one of the 22 million Black victims of the Republicans, and one of the 22 million Black victims of Americanism.... You and I have never seen Democracy, all we've seen is hypocracy.... If you go to jail, so what. If you are Black, you were born in jail. If you are Black, you were born in jail, in the North as well as the South. Stop talking about the South. As long as you are South of the Canadian border, you are South.
Apparently, Malcolm was an optimist.