Nation of Cowards

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A nation of "cowards". That is what the newest Attorney General of the U.S. called Americans. Barry really knows how to pick 'em, doesn't he?

Holder: US is nation of cowards

Attorney General Eric Holder described the United States Wednesday as a nation of cowards on matters of race, saying most Americans avoid discussing unresolved racial issues.

Alright Eric, you want to discuss race? Let's discuss it.

Let's start off by discussing how Joseph Lowery denigrated every living white person during his invocation or whatever at barry's inaugural. Lets talk about the effect that 70% out-of-wedlock births has on society. Let's talk about the disproportinate crime rate based on race.

Oh, but no. We don't want to talk about that now, do we?

what a loser.

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Submitted by mysteryman on Thu, 02/19/2009 - 9:40pm.

This grand planet of our can only feed so many mouths, same goes for each country and its government, there are only so many jobs that can be sustained for each generation to prosper as one generation retires. So like China that limits couples to 2 kids no if ands or buts. Why is this??? ANYONE??? Whats that, did you say its because they have realized that to remain viable, and to maintain its social well being and status, that it can only grow so much rice to feed the masses before like the U.S.A. whose population and immigration is out of control, is dependant on other nations for it sustinence. I;E FOOD, FUEL, CONSUMABLES. No matter what you think about this idealogy, and i know ill catch it for bringing it up. Nostradamus foretells of this cataclysim in his teachings, Darwin touched on the subject as well, if only breifly before being told to cool it, for being to sensitive a matter at the time. My question to you is as follows. The hummer seats eight.... Does this justify trying to pump out enough kids to fill it up???? If so then can you and hubby adequetly sustain a comprable quality of life for these kids without the rest of us having to help out??? If you answered yes then my hats off to you, for you are the minority. What are these youngsters going to do when they grow up?????? Now you catch my drift.....GOD HELP US ALL...

Submitted by skyspy on Thu, 02/19/2009 - 3:27pm.

So we are cowards for avoiding a devisive issues? You can't have a dialog with people who are still perpetually living in their own pity party. Which idiot holder-probably-a-tax-cheat-too is. He is the head of his own pity party.

We can't bring up even the most benign topic without having some rabid idiot calling us racist. Affirmative action is racist. We aren't supposed to talk about any topic remotely controversial because the Negative Always Angry People don't like that when you call them on their hate and racism. After all they are justified. How can you have a dialog with people who think that everything should be handed to them, and they should have to contribute nothing?

How can you have a dialog with people that only see one side? How can you have a dialog with people who refuse to look at their own problems and wrongs, and how they contribute to the break down of society?

Isn't it better just to go our separate ways? Why do we torture each other by trying to live together? It is a sad day when a knucklehead politican feels the need to alienate more than half of the country.

Holder needs to realize the pity party that he and others have relied on to get ahead is over. It is a new day. There are no barriers in our society. We have our first black attorney general and our first mixed race president. This is the land of opportunity, now embrace it. Achieve or fail it is your choice.

Submitted by PTC Avenger on Sun, 02/22/2009 - 9:25am.

In remarks made during a speech to honor Black History Month, Eric Holder said the country remains "voluntarily socially segregated," making head-turning comments that could spark fierce dialogue and the ire of some conservatives.

Yes, we are voluntarily socially segregated. That's called freedom.

Addressing reporters after the speech, Holder, 57, said his comments were "a question of being honest," adding that "we have to have the guts" to talk about race issues instead of avoiding them.

I agree.

The problem, however, is not that we are afraid to have such talks, the problem is that any white person who speaks out on such issues is immediately attacked, smeared, besmirched and ostracized as a "racist."

One cannot talk about black crime, the black out-of-wedlock birth epidemic, the failure or refusal to do well in schools and a host of other legitimate issues without having one's life wrecked by the politically correct crowd.

So, Mr. Attorney General, we're not cowards, we're realists. We are willing to talk about racial issues but not at the expense of having our lives ruined. Solve that and we can talk.

And skyspy, while I agree with you most of the time, I disagree that the pity party is over. I think it will accelerate and we will see more of it. I hope they really lay it on us lowly white people. The sooner white people realize that this government does not care about us, that we have no voice, that the media is our worst enemy, that we will be a minority in our own country in mere decades, then real change will come.

Submitted by Bonkers on Thu, 02/19/2009 - 3:20pm.

You missed the point!!

He thinks white people CAUSED the current problems by holding them back long ago. Now you owe them a lot so that they can catch up.

Be that truthful or not, they think it.

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Submitted by secret squirrel on Thu, 02/19/2009 - 1:26pm.

You prove his point, unwittingly I'm sure. You may want to re-read his comments and then think about your own. You're doing exactly what he's asking the "cowards" to do.

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Submitted by The Wedge on Thu, 02/19/2009 - 1:56pm.

Holder's comments were not overly harsh. It was a rephrase of the line that the most segregated time in America is on Sunday mornings. Does this go away with less "cowardice"? We still have a nominally free society and freedom of association. Our friendships tend to be of our peers- in our neighborhood, in church, in the workplace. It also tends to be of the same or similar culture. For example, I do not care for loud parties, loud music with heavy base, or criminal activity (like pot or the like). I most likely will steer clear of the younger crowd that seems to embrace this lifestyle, regardless of demographic. Does my personal taste in leisure activities necessitate a charge of cowardice if I find that excludes from my company a group of younger people or a percentage of a particular demographic?

I think the cowardice is more about our willingness to not address issues, to excuse bad behavior on both sides, and congregate into little groups and disparage others. I believe that that cowardice goes away when we have a society in agreement on what is right and wrong.

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