Wednesday, August 23, 2006

To Kill an American

Someone in Pakistan offered a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.

The following is to let everyone know what an American is . So one would know when they found an American.

"An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani or Afghan.

An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as native Americans.

An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim.
In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan. The only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them chooses.

An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

An American lives in the most prosperous land in the history of the world.
The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence, which recognizes the God given right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

When Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet army 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country!

As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan. Americans welcome the best of everything...the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services. But they also welcome the least.

The national symbol of America, The Statue of Liberty , welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America.

Some of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of September 11, 2001 earning a better life for their families. It's been told that the World Trade Center victims were from at least 30 different countries, cultures, and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists.

So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world. But, in doing so you would just be killing yourself. Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Sharpton: 'Gangsterism' Harming Blacks!!!

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SHARPTON_BLACK_LEADERS?SITE=7219&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2006-08-17-22-38-24

Aug 18, 12:07 PM EDT

Sharpton Wants More Black Politicians

By CLIFF BRUNT
Associated Press Writer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Many black youths fall under a spell of "gangster mentality," preventing them from becoming leaders and making a positive impact in politics, the Rev. Al Sharpton said.

The civil rights activist faulted Hollywood and the record industry for making "gangsterism" seem cool and acceptable.

"We have got to get out of this gangster mentality, acting as if gangsterism and blackness are synonymous," Sharpton said Thursday at the annual conference of the National Association of Black Journalists.

"I think we've allowed a whole generation of young people to feel that if they're focused, they're not black enough. If they speak well and act well, they're acting white, and there's nothing more racist than that."

The key to leadership is taking the initiative to change things, said Sharpton. He said his National Action Network is just one group willing to help young black leaders get into politics.

"Nobody broke in my house in Brooklyn and dragged me out the projects and made me a leader, I wanted to do that. Clearly, we would work with young people who want to do the work," he said.

Lottie Shackelford, vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said during the same panel discussion that the time is ripe for getting more young black people involved.

"So many young folks are waiting to be asked, or they say they want others to move so they can gain a slot, and I say, there's room for everybody. Let's work together," she said.

Sharpton, who competed in several Democratic primaries during a 2004 presidential bid, said he might run again in 2008 but will decide after this November's elections.

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Rant On Racism

Is it just me, or is Mel Gibson getting the Howard Cosell 'jam job' done on him?? Has anyone been watching the humor of Dave Chappelle the last few years. Oh ya, it's comedy! Right. I just love the delivery of most of laicar jokes. Thats racial backwords... How come none of these bandwagon jumpers, from Hollywood, have jumped on his back. There are the Latino comics, too. It seems like us cracker asses have "X's" on our backs. Give it a break, please, we're all in this together, no matter what our origins were. GOD doesn't care. Look at me...I come from a long line of northern european cave dwellers. We burn quickly and easily when placed in the sun. That just ain't fair. When is someone gonna give us a break? We have to wear hats to keep our scalps from peeling off. We oughta get some kind of compensation or something. Damn, whats up with all of this stuff? I think that what we should do, all of us, is start caring more about others and less about ourselves. Me Me Me should only be used in preparation for an opera!!!


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