I am currently read Grace Lee Boggs', autobiography and
she is talking about organizing in Detroit during the
1963 Uprisings. I just left off where Malcolm has recently
visited Detroit and gave the Ballot or the Bullet speech.
There was one section, in particular that I found surreal in light
of the fact that we are on the eve of nominating a white
woman or Black man as a presidential nominee.
"The Black revolution in he North is less than six months old. Boggs goes on summarizing Malcolm saying,
Beginning in Birmingham as a sympathy movement for the South it has now begun to work out its own philosophy...The Black revolution of The North is also confronted more directly with economic issue than the revolution in the south. In the South Negros are still fighting for the right to equal access to public accommodations and for the right to register and vote.....But the North already have these rights..."
" ...A Negro Revolution and Black revolution are not the same thing .....A negro====
Negro revolution is the kind which liberal whites could accept because it would simply incorporate the back man into the corruption of existing white society...A Black revolution would center around struggle for the control of land..."
Trillion Dollar Budget. Check.
[How you gonna claim you ride for small government and propose
the largest budget in the history of the country].
President Bush submitted a federal budget of $3.1 trillion on Monday, declaring that the spending plan would keep the United States safe and prosperous and, despite its record size, would adhere to his principle of letting Americans keep as much of their own money as possible.
$125B Stimulus. Check.
Cuts to Medicare. Check. What tha f#%*?
MONDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- President Bush's new budget proposal would cut $196 billion over five years from both Medicare and Medicaid -- programs that provide health care to millions of poor and elderly, federal officials announced Monday.How did WE get here?
The budget will produce a deficit of 410 billion dollars this year and 407 billion dollars next year, up sharply from last year's 162.8 billion dollars, a five-year low.
Oh. Happy Negro History month.
Prompted by the revived Ku Klux Klan and by the quickly organized White Citizens Councils, the general reaction of the white South to the sit-ins and other civil rights demonstrations of the 1960s was violence. Bill Hudson/AP