(@ 5 – promoted by NLinStPaul)
(edited and cross posted from big O, where it got little attention)
Some people like playing the “my group” game. It’s an interesting game, because everyone who plays, loses. Not only that, but they make people who aren’t playing lose, too.
The game consists in trying to decide which group of people got screwed the worst.
You can start off like this….
The Blacks got screwed the worst! Slavery!
The Jews got screwed the worst! Shoah!
The gays got screwed the worst! No marriage!
The women got screwed the worst! No vote until 1920!
and you can write one for your group, whatever group it is; heck, there are even folks who say that men, Whites, and Christians have it badly (really!). And then you can have another round, and then we can start yelling at each other. Then you can get into which group got dissed by Obama (or Biden).
I won’t even play the “Wall Street” vs. “Main Street” game. When the Dow drops 777 points in a day, it hurts all the streets, and there are plenty of millionaires (even billionaires) helping Democrats and liberals.
I don’t care who had it worst. I care about making it better.
Yes, we can.
But not apart.
You see, apart… well, when they tear us apart, they pick us off, one at a time, until there is no one left to speak up. The people who hate insert your group here well… they also hate insert my group here; trust me on this. Haters like to hate. Jews, atheists, gays …. They’ll come for you, and then me. Or vice versa. Or they’ll claim you’re starting class warfare.
And they’ll win. The bastards will win.
But together? Yes we can.
we will march in such numbers that the stomping of our feet shall cause the very Earth to tremble
Together, we will sing a mighty song
Together, we will rock the vote.
Together, we will not only take our country back but rebuild it, better and stronger than before. With all the groups.
In New York City, they have a poetry contest in elementary schools. One year, this one won:
The races of the world
Are like the colors of a rainbow
Would a rainbow with one color