Politics_Observer << From what I have seen, most republicans are very similar to Georgia republicans. Not saying all of them, but most of them. Racism is not just a southern thing you know, it's a problem all over the U.S.<<
I agree. And I will add that racism is not only not just a southern thing, it is not even only a white thing. It is a human thing. No human being is free of that. We are hard wired to be prejudicial. All we humans can do is try to manage these character defects as best as possible.
There is a dangerous road the nation is being led down by the woke crowd. Dont get me wrong, the woke folks are well meaning. But there is a point where in a zeal to eradicate racism, a well intentioned activist actually morphs into what he is against, and ends up instituting what he started off with the intent to destroy.
I do feel for the woke fellow. He is well meaning, no doubt about that. But he is also frustrated, and impatient, and ready to tear down the house. He is almost a Bolshevik in his passion against racism. To him, his fellow white- the woke crowd is largely white- has been racist for far too long. It is time to grab the bull by the horns. Willingly, or unwillingly, whites, to the last one, must be grabbed by the collar and made to undergo an exorcism to remove the primordial racism in him. A white baby fresh from the womb is tainted with the original sin of racism and must be readied for woke versions of indoctrination camps; where he must accept that he is white and therefore racist; that no power on earth can cure him of his racism; he must make a true inventory of real and imagined racism; seek to atone for them by genuflecting before BLM....
Now, you, my dear Politics_Observer has made of the Republican Party the repository of the sin of white racism. That sounds like a problem to me; and goes contrary to your recognition above that racism is not just a southern thing.
Politics_Observer << Plus, these voter suppression laws unquestionably are not limited only to the state of Georgia. In addition, why not just make voting mandatory for all American citizens who are not serving a prison sentence longer than 5 or 8 years?
I think this would be fair and right so that most Americans and the will of the people are represented in government as much as possible. There is no real rationale reason that somebody should be opposed to this idea. But I know they will be because it serves the best interests of the of people rather than the best interests of those with power.<<
Why should voting be mandatory? Sounds radical and Bolshevist to me. If an individual choses not to vote, who are you compel him, against his wish, to vote?
And it is illogical anyways. Even when I vote, I dont vote on all items. I usually vote only on measures I understand and agree with, is it your impression that I be compelled to vote on all items on the ballot?
And it is impossible not to vote anyways. Because even the act of not chosing is also a choice: when you do not chose, it is still a choice, you have chosen not to chose. Same with voting. When you dont vote, it is the equivalent of voting not to vote. Your right.
Politics_Observer << At the end of the day, the people with most of the power do not like concepts like freedom or democracy because they are interested in power more than anything else and if that means crushing the right to vote and stripping people of their constitutional rights to maintain that power then so be it. It's the mentality of power at any cost. I don't understand how some of these people with power can feel good about themselves doing that but many people are willing to sell their souls for power and to keep power.<<
Politics_Observer, the left wants power at all costs no less than the right. The votes of the unwashed masses is useful to the Bolsheviks of the left because it is the tool to power.