Friday, August 5, 2011

The Great American Poverty Tour

Is this the model we expect from the Greatest Society On Earth? Or this? Or this?
Beginning Friday, Cornel West and PBS host Tavis Smiley will take to the road with a 15-city “Poverty Tour” to raise awareness about the plight of impoverished people. 
They’ll visit soup kitchens, public housing projects, and farms. They’ll stay with low-income families and along the way they’ll try to assess whether Obama’s policies are working. 
“This is a way to galvanize as opposed to complain,” West said. “Both parties have rendered the poor invisible. The only thing we have left is to dramatize their plight.”

It's long past time to grow up and out of emotionally hijacked redistribution rhetoric.
New American P.I.I.E. - Permanently Inadequate Intermittent Employment
@CornelWest: I try to tell the truth. 
When 40% of our children are going hungry, 
I'm going to get morally outraged at that.

1 comment:

  1. Great blog! Sadly the republitards here in the Ark-La-Tex where I live all vote for the party that's gonna fuck them over the worst - not that both parties aren't traitorous and bought and paid for by the ruling corporate oligarchy.