WeiWenDi wrote:But only when he was actually addressing the problems the people who marched at Selma actually set out to solve, and the legacy of those problems, rather than trying to regiment the Civil Rights struggle into the Myth of Progress and the whole cultural project of an American Empire on which the sun never sets. When he mentioned the Maidan I admit I threw up a little bit in my mouth. To suggest that the men and women who marched for civil rights in Selma had anything in common with the skinheads and neo-Nazis who overthrew Yanukovych with blasphemy, arson and street violence is beyond insulting to their memory; it's obscene.
James wrote:You're painting a large pool of people in broad strokes based on a subset among them.
WeiWenDi wrote:No, I'm really not. Any more than pointing out the obvious that the Tea Party is motivated by racially-insensitive positions. The far-right Pravy Sektor were the ones directly responsible for Yanukovych's overthrow, as anyone who has been following the story with any regularity ought to be aware. And the ones responsible for the most death and destruction in the Ukrainian East, under the orders from the new government, have been neo-Nazi volunteer battalions like Azov.
In any event, are the enfranchised white, majority Ukrainians who were demanding accession to a monstrously unfair economic association with Europe, in any way comparable to black people who were being attacked with dogs and firehoses for the right to vote? Answer me at least this question.
WeiWenDi wrote:And while we're on the subject of right-wing traitors to their country...
That is what the New York Daily News called the GOP signatories to the letter which undermined the Obama Administration's proposed nuclear deal with Iran. And the New York Daily News would be (for once) correct to do so. For members of the American government to sabotage a peace plan being conducted by another branch of the American government - and to do so by threatening to break international law, is hardly at all the action of a loyal opposition which has the best interests of the country at heart.
James wrote:Well, are you describing Euromaidan or a subset?
James wrote:Yeah. It's pretty despicable. And the political stunt with Netanyahu, among other events. But it isn't so surprising. This is the group which just pushed to invalidate President Obama's amnesty executive order through a game of cat-and-mouse over DHS funding (really? seems like an odd target for Republicans) hot on the heels after learning what one would have expected to be a painful lesson when earlier pushing for a government shutdown over ACA.
The only saving grace I can see in this is that many of their efforts have backfired.
Dong Zhou wrote:Will Obama's climate change plans stick or will this fall by the wayside once his successor comes into office?
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