19 February 2009

Living in the Past

This is not only an unusual song by Jethro Tull with a 5/4 meter; it is Attorney General Eric Holder modus reputo.

The A.G. says, in prepared remarks, that we are "a nation of cowards." The cause of his outrage?

Given all that we as a nation went through during the civil rights struggle it is hard for me to accept that the result of those efforts was to create an America that is more prosperous, more positively race conscious and yet is voluntarily socially segregated.

Voluntarily socially segregated! Oh! The humanity!

Apparently what we need is some form of involuntary social integration. In other words, I can only gather with my friends if one of them, or, if the total number exceeds eight, if 13% of them are African American? Oh, wait. That would be a quota. Oh this is soooo confusing.

For the benefit of AG Holder, just so he is clear, I have a news flash:
  • The United States is a free county. There is this thing called "The First Amendment" which protects our right to choose with whom we will assemble.
  • The United States does indeed have situations where individuals and entities practice harmful racial discrimination, but
  • The USA just elected and swore in the first African American President.
  • The President appointed and the all-white Senate just confirmed the first African American Attorney General.

This is not the time to sit around engaging in intellectual masturbation over how we can enforce your desire for every room full of people who have freely associated to be compelled to be 13% African American and 6% Asian and 2.5% Gay, etc etc etc.

Get your head out of your .... past. Celebrate what has been accomplished, enforce the laws and protect this country from terrorists and other miscreants.

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