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"Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure."

-George Carlin

“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed”.

-Albert Einstein

“Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.”

-Carl Sagan

The person who is certain, and who claims divine warrant for his certainty, belongs now to the infancy of our species. It may be a long farewell, but it has begun and, like all farewells, should not be protracted.

-Christopher Hitchens

 

GOP Uses Racism to Win the White House

daniellemertina:

“As Iowa demonstrated, be it Gingrich’s yearning to have lazy black and brown kids pick up mops and brooms as janitors in work houses, Romney’s nativist Klan inspired opines to keep “America America,” Santorum’s appeals to a belief that African Americans find sustenance by stealing from hardworking white people, or Ron Paul’s assertion that the Civil Rights Act (with its bringing down of Jim and Jane Crow) was an unfair intrusion on white people’s “liberty” and “freedom,” the Tea Party GOP remains addicted to the crack rock of dog whistle politics.

Decades after the founding of the Southern Strategy in the 1960s, the old school remains the true school. Ultimately for conservativesdemagoguing the negroes can still help stir up support among the white populist faithful.”

This is the most concise post I’ve seen illuminating on the racism of the (current candidates of the) GOP. Even looking at conservative televangelists, or Fox News anchors could give you even MORE examples.

Conservative = pro-white man and anti everybody else. Period.

(Source: knowledgeequalsblackpower)

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    This was a well-thought-out article and this point, in particular, really hammers home the nature of my unease about the...
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    ^^^^^ And that’s why I believe that everybody who supports the GOP is either badly misinformed or JUST BAD PEOPLE.
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    And this is why I’m a democrat.
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