Dumbest (uncorrected) Choices in American History: Shortlist

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My list of REALLY STUPID CHOICES made in American history; just a short-list I am afraid:

Diet Food” that is more chemicals than food

Having the Soviet Union an “ally” in WWII – better to have let them go it alone; email for full argument

The Electoral College in the Age of Communication; direct election of all offices should be the norm; Political Parties are OBSOLETE and COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE

Public Sector Unions

Adding “under God” to the Pledge making it a point of division instead of unity

Lotus and Apple’s Patent-the-Universe Syndrome making the courts accept patents on things never meant for patent

Failing to live up to Dr. King’s vision and refusing to stop being prejudiced regarding race

Private campaign donations of any kind other than labor

Campaign donations by businesses

Supreme Court deciding that money= a right to a louder voice for YOUR ‘free speech

Dropping the no-partisanship requirements for radio talk-shows and ‘interview’ programs

Letting Lawyers advertise

Supreme Court declaring that nothing of value is earned by the recipient of a military award or decoration

Women’s, Chicano, Black “Studies” propping up people selected, distorted and lionized with blatant prejudice; taking away self-respect while pretending to help by ‘giving the poor things a hand’, and White Studies designed to rip on Western Culture for the same purpose – removing its self-respect – it seems non-whites are too dumb or clueless to run their own lives or stand up to whites and that whites are just intrinsically demonic – welcome to the enlightened world of PC education

Failing to settle on the point in a pregnancy where a woman’s choice is MADE and she must be held responsible for an infant rather than a piece of owned tissue. (6 month preemies regularly survive today and the Radical Right’s agenda on abortion would make women all but chattel)

Worrying more about which consenting adults, what age, color or how many may legally get ‘married’; ignoring the concept of duty, honor and responsibility anyone brings to their marriages

Bilingual Education as a policy

Helmets, knee and elbow-pads for tricycle riders

Peer promotion in school

Affirmative Action after 1990 – where was the transition to color-blind government?

Worrying more about what actual people have DONE with their guns than trying to get law-abiding folk to not have any at all

Electing Andrew Jackson, Jimmy Carter, George W., and Obama

Forgetting that ALL countries do best with immigrants if they pick from the TOP of the pile instead of the bottom

Paying a private group to print/coin money like a product to be bought forgetting that money has no ‘intrinsic’ value’; dollars are just counters for the economic game; increasing or decreasing the supply by fiat to ACCURATELY reflect the production/wealth of a nation is the ONLY reason when deciding when or if to print more money, or let the cash pool contract

Deciding that political consensus and no working model or scientific theory that has been tested is sufficient when making decisions in haste that could wreck the world’s entire economy/infrastructure; in the 70’s it was the next Ice Age that was imminent… no models then either

Making an “eco-friendly” light-bulb containing hazardous amounts of mercury

Adults stealing Halloween from the children and making it another grown-ups party holiday

The Writer’s Strike

ANY serious university or college that “emphasized” sports to make money and enabled ‘tails’ that can wag Great Danes with ease

Welcome to a Post-Racial America!

With the election of Barak Obama to the American presidency the era of post-Affirmative Action has truly arrived. The dream of Martin Luther King is now within our grasp! There is no post in the country’s government, no pedestal of cultural worship, no hall of economic success that is now closed to blacks in America! From Colin Powel to Tiger Woods, from Oprah Winfrey to Will Smith blacks have been accepted and embraced as part of the collective “Us” of America. Only an entrenched minority with no collective voice that is held in respect by the mainstream still holds to the racist ideals of the past.

Now is the time to embrace in truth King’s Dream of a color-blind society. Now is the time to focus not on promoting ANY racial group above another but on eliminating ALL judgement of race in any socio-economic activity! Let us echo John Lennon and ask everyone to imagine no one being preferred for any job, scholarship or loan merely because they belong to a particular genetic subgroup of humanity! Imagine merit and need being the sole measure for struggling students, all of them simply Human.
No one is asked to give up social or cultural habits, but to note that there is no difference between a Slim Shady or a Tupac, no difference between a Joe Nameth or a Marcus Allen, no difference between an Oprah and a Martha (except Oprah has been even more successful than Martha Stewart!) In this new age is there any place for any organization that focuses on PROMOTING a particular race? In this new age it is not required for Big Brother to force everyone to have a place at the table. Not when the heads of all the tables in the land may or may not be minorities. Not when the highest table of all is headed by a black man elected with race never being one of the largest factors in his election.
Obama’s election threatens to marginalize those of all races who have made their living by being White, or Black or Hispanic instead of being American. How can racially biased scholarships not taste like racism in this new world? How can it not be a racist statement to refer to only YOUR race as “La Raza” after Nov 4 2008?
In our declaration of Independence there is declared a basic Human right; The pursuit of happiness. We are not promised we will find it but we are given an open field to pursue it where ever the quest may lead. For one woman it led to being everybody’s big sister and the richest woman in America, for one man it led to the Presidency itself!
No gang leader or manipulative politician can make the poor child of any race believe they have no chance to escape the street today. No “champion” of the oppressed will be able to use them as pawns in their pursuit of wealth and fame in the promotion of hatred when a black man who came from humble beginnings sits in the White House with the respect of all. The time has come people, go to your computers and look up the Rev. Kings speech. Read it again and hear what he was saying all those years ago. August 28, 1963 King told us of his dream. On Nov 4 2008 America finally woke to that dream’s reality.