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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Bria Parks: Malcolm X Project History

Source: Bria Parks-
Source: This piece was originally posted at FRS Daily Press

I don’t believe Malcolm X was a racist at least at the point when he died. And I don’t believe he was a segregationist, meaning that people of different races should never interact with each other. But he was a separatist. Someone who did believe that integration wasn’t the magic bullet to the problems of African-Americans. He believed that this community should be empowered and even empowered themselves to be able to handle their own problems and issues and stand up for their rights. And not be put down by racist Caucasians, or anyone else.

And the African-Americans should stand up for their constitutional rights and not expect that others will give them to them or give them anything else. As well as treating people as people and not members of groups. But that he believed in empowering African-Americans to be able to handle their own affairs. Because this was his community, and not expecting others to empower them, or be dependent on government and others who are already independent to take care of them for them. Malcolm X’s message was truly about African-American freedom. Not some violent revolution.

Unlike Fidel Castro, who was a Marxist and someone who believed the central state should be in complete control and that the state should be responsible for everyone’s well-being, Malcolm X was a true freedom fighter. Someone who wanted to empower an entire community of Americans to take charge and complete responsibility over their own lives. Today’s Conservatives and Libertarians, should actually at least respect Minister Malcolm and not put him down as some racist thug. Because he was someone who truly believed in individual freedom and not government dependence for his community.
Bria Parks: Malcolm X Project History


AP: President Obama: This Day Belongs to Veterans



President Obama setting the exact right tone in his speech

ABC News: This Week: Senators Patty Murray, Saxby Chambliss: David Petraeus Scandal & The Fiscal Cliff



Here's a solution for the fiscal cliff and the economy, savings in defense, entitlements, tax reform. But done in a way that doesn't hurt anyone who can't afford it, which means putting in something like a millionaires tax. Where anyone making a million dollars or more, would pay the same tax rate that they are paying today but every dollar over a million dollars. There taxes would go up and those savings would go towards deficit reduction, should be part of this. Agreement because individuals not business's or organizations, making a million dollars or more can. Afford to pay more in taxes right now and then we close expensive and wasteful tax loopholes and cut wasteful subsidies. Like in agriculture and if Congressional Republicans House and Senate were to go along with this, we would then as separate from the deficit reduction package. Would pass a stimulus bill that would include tax cuts that are designed to boost economic growth, that would be equal. To the amount of money that would be raised in new revenue to pay for deficit reduction and Democrats. Would also get new infrastructure investment as well around the country, in Democratic and Republican states and districts and the stimulus package would be paid for as well. But we would pay for the stimulus package as well.

There's a deal to the fiscal cliff, where both Democrats and Republicans can win but also give up something. That would solve the problems and boost economic and job growth here on the table but both sides have to give something as well. Do something they normally wouldn't do because of the politics and they simply don't believe in it and if Republicans come to the table. On new revenue a deal like this would happen.

The Hill: Alexander Bolton: Democrats Look for More Control Over Senate Committees

Democrats look for more control over Senate committees - The Hill

Because Senate Democrats picked up two seats net, they not only added to their majority on the Senate floor. But they'll also be able to add to their majority in committee, because they now represent a bigger percentage of the Senate as a whole.