Sunday, April 01, 2012

The Difference Between A Typical Republican, and Decent Folk.

Observed, on the #5 train in NYC.  I'm sitting across from this mom and her tired brood of kids, and they all happen to be black.  A couple stops later some fellow gets on the train, sits next to the little girl, who is the end of the line of the kids.  And he happened to be white.  Later when the kid starts waking up  and acting like a precocious 4 (what ever) year old, I catch the fellow looking at the child with such a sense of delight that the though hit me.  That was an adult human properly taking delight in a child human's child's humanity.

In other words, he actually saw him self in the little girl.

Now Newt Gingrich, and the rest of you hypocritical GOP scumbags.  That's how it's done.  It is not done by running around preaching  some ideological post racial theory.  It is definitely not done by playing the race card as a political expedient.  And back to what P. Obama said.  It's not so much about Obama seeing himself in that dead kid.  The point has always been that too many Americans do fucking not see themselves  in other Americans, on account of something stupid and shallow, like race.

Not that those who don't will magically get it, being told, merely, what it is they are not getting.

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