Posted 6 months ago on Oct. 27, 2012, 2:44 p.m. EST by frogmanofborneo
from New York, NY
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A few days ago I made a post- copied an article I found in the online magazine Counterpunch. It was an article by an African American author, someone who is said to be a civil rights activist and a contributor to http://blackagendareport.com/. I posted it as it originally appeared which included using a particular word tht many people correctly are offended by. I felt that the writer had a right to express himself using a word for shock value if that was his decision. I felt unqualified to censor him and I indeed agreed with the sense of his post which was that US politics revolves around what could be called the "Black question." Now, i take this information as being a strong argument for participating in the two party fraud this election cycle because i see the election as being a referendum on whether a member of a racist secretive cult can unite the worse fascistic elements of this country - white supremacists, people who believe that rape is a gift from their god, gangster zionists like Sheldon Adelson, Wall Street bankers who belong in jail, etc - unite them all in order to kick out the first black president of the United States, and use every imaginable deception and trick to do so.
Now I have raised two children who are not black. I always taught them never ever to use that word, no matter who else does and no matter who might tell them it's either cool or okay to do so. In my own day to day life I do not use it and try to shun whites who do use it.
As sensitive as I like to think I am i just did not yet comprehend the power of that word, its evil power. I used it in a quote. I was wrong to do so. I have taken it down, deleted it. While I often argue with VQkag2 and still will do so I want to tell him in public that he was right to call me on that and I was wrong.