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"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” - Elie Weisel

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu

"There comes a time when neutrality and laying low become dishonorable. If you’re not in revolt, you’re in cahoots. When this period and your name are mentioned, decades hence, your grandkids will look away in shame." - David Brooks

2 responses to “Young Democrats say the battle for the Democratic Party begins with Keith Ellison”

  1. Johnnie

    The thoroughly corrupt and duplicitous DNC was caught trying to steal the primaries for a candidate they decided the “their people” should elect, Killary. But the machinations of the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz were exposed and they had to do some damage control. They decided to give the party faithful a negro, Donna Brazile, which they thought would restore some credibility with white liberals (who like to be seen with domesticated negroes) and who would also appeal to black voters who could sway the election. The two-party duopoly of war, Wall Street, Walmart and wealth inequality always make promises to the negroes for a few months, then forget about them until the next election.

    But even an inside DNC operative — of the right color — could not restore legitimacy to the tainted image of the venal DNC and Democrats. Brazile would go on national TV to make a complete fool of herself by lying transparently and awkwardly about a primary debate question she passed to the Killary campaign. A prerequisite for the Democratic Chair is you have to lie as if you actually believe what you say.

    What is a political party to do? How about Jesus Jackson or Al Sharpton as the new Chair? No, too passé. And besides, we need them to pacify and lead the negroes in prayer when they rebel or object to life in the bantustans.

    I know…….. how about Keith Ellison, a negro Muslim who is not too dark so he won’t scare white people, and who reliably voted white for the wars in Syria and Iraq? He could almost pass for one of us. It’s decided, then, unless we can find a gay, half-Black and half-Latina transexual that… that…. that…….looks normal.

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