Categories links links for 17th september 2005 Post author By tom Post date September 17, 2005 3 Comments on links for 17th september 2005 US strategy of preemptive use of nuclear weapons Of course, if you nuke the ‘WMDs’ then not finding them after inspection doesn’t look so suspicious… ‘You are now chatting with god’ Robin Cook’s resignation speech ‘George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People’ Kanye West goes off-script on NBC George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People.mp3 it’s Pirate Jesus! it’s Giant Squid! songmeanings.net – where i learnt that ‘Old Soul Song’ by Bright Eyes is about the anti-war demo in New York on 15th of February 2003 ‘Anyone here think they know what a tough guy is?’ Gloria Steinem is excellent in the Guardian Adblock is so cool. Removing all the adverts from my browsing restores a sense of calm i didn’t know i’d lost Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related ← What next for Elsevier? → Word bowl app 3 replies on “links for 17th september 2005” If George Bush “didn’t care” about black people, he probably wouldn’t have been the first president of the United States to appoint two blacks (including one female) to government positions, and important ones at that. This kind of criticism is about as valid as the oft-heard “George Bush is stupid”. Sure, only dimwits get elected to the most powerful office on earth ! I wonder if that was also what you thought when you linked to these articles… 😉 I don’t think George Bush is stupid, but i do think he doesn’t care about poor people – I guess he doesn’t mind much if you are black and rich, but if you’re black and poor i’m pretty certain he doesn’t care about you. Rhetorical question: would it be easier for someone to become president who was rich and stupid, or for someone who was poor and clever? Although it is higly politically incorrect to say so, intelligent people tend not to stay poor and, for that matter, stupid people tend not to stay rich. I don’t have to look to far to see illustrations of that; my own family has produced a couple of examples of the latter. More to the point, I don’t think W’s management of Katrina has anything to do with it’s victims being poor and black; the problem is wrong priorities. If there is a political motivation for neglecting a particular subgroup, which I frankly doubt, I think the subgroup in question can be safely identified as Democrat voters, regardless of income or colour. BTW, the Democrats who had to run this show at other than federal level didn’t do too well either. My problem with the demonization of George Bush is that it doesn’t convince anyone who doesn’t hate him already and that it maintains the myth that if only there was a good king on the throne, the realm would be fine. I very much doubt that Clinton would have done things much differently than Bush; power and empire have their own logic, and most people go with the flow. Comments are closed.