They are Rep. Sanford Bishop-D GA, Rep. G.K. Butterfield-D. N.C., Rep. Jim Clyburn -D. S.C., Rep. Kendrick Meek-D-FL, Rep. David Scott-D Ga, Rep. Bennie Thompson D-MS.
Can someone explain this to me? Is there a delusional chorus of Negroes somewhere clamoring for a continuation of a war-without-end in Iraq? Please tell me that there is some organized grassroots effort in the black community in rural Mississippi hollering, weeping and wailing for the Iraq War to continue so that they may continue to be neglected and forgotten by the white power structure.
Please tell me that as we mourn and funeralize the daughter of a King, these six have not chosen to willfully desecrate the King family legacy by voting for this Iraqi attrocity and war crime against humanity. Please tell me that they suffered some kind of mental breakdown that could explain this.
SOMEBODY, ANYBODY, PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND THIS!
Was Dr. King not clear when he wrote, “Before it is too late, we must narrow the gaping chasm between our proclamations of peace and our lowly deeds which precipitate and perpetuate war. We are called upon to look up from the quagmire of miltary programs and defense commitments and read the warnings on history’s signposts.
One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek but a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must persue peaceful ends through peaceful means. How much longer must we play at deadly war games before we heed the plaintive pleas of the unnumbered dead and maimed of past wars?”
It is getting to the point where all of the accumulated knowlege and suffering of generations of our people is rendered useless by the persistent and baffling shuffling of a few powerful elected handkerchief heads who refuse to see reason and commonsense. All of these men have been around long enough to have experienced a taste of Uncle Sam’s tyranny.
I am truly undone by this brazen act of contempt. The only question that remains for me is whether or not “the Safe Negro,” Barack Obama, will man-up and vote No.