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It is such a relief – relief, I tell you – that our beloved country is at last post-racial. Yes, the stain of slavery and racism is at last behind us, as we walk white-hand-in-black-hand-in-brown-hand through the golden meadow, singing the 1971 Coca Cola hilltop theme,

I'd like to build the world a home and furnish it with love,
Grow apple trees and honey bees and snow white turtle doves.
I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony,

I’d like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company.

Now, the trick is that we have to get the Maricopa County Arizona residents who stood in line for over 5 hours to vote in the primary last week to buy into that message. My guess? They’ll gag on it.

And so should we. We should gag, too, on all the voting restrictions visited mostly on poor people and people of any color darker than beige. These are laws that have snuffed out the rights of tens of thousands of people in Arizona, North Carolina, Texas and many other states since the astonishingly blind and moronically simple-minded Supreme Court decision to gut the 1965 Voting Rights Act. That act contained specific prohibitions on states with a history of discrimination, restrictions which would have prevented the Arizona subversion of America and people’s rights of citizenship. But the Voting Rights Act no longer protects Americans, thanks to 5 Supreme Court Justices.

Now, some economically middle class, white Americans recognize that the country is continuing its color shift to darker shades.  It’s possible that they like the disenfranchisement going on in Arizona. They may like that those discriminatory actions take rights from others, because those others are people who want to take from them what is their lawful and God-given right to be superior.

In fact, there are lots of Constitution thumpers who are like that and they are, just like the Big Bucks Boys who buy our laws and regulations and elections, stealing America from Americans.

You gonna let that happen?


Ed. note: There is much in America that needs fixing and we are on a path to continually fail to make things better. It is my goal to make a difference – perhaps to be a catalyst for things to get better. That is the reason for these posts. To accomplish the goal requires reaching many thousands of people and a robust dialogue.

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2 Responses to Coca-Cola
  1. Jim Altschuler Reply

    What percentage of those in America are black or a portion thereof?
    What percentage of those in America are brown/Hispanic or a portion thereof?
    What percentage of those in America are Asian or a portion thereof?
    What percentage of those in America are Middle Eastern or a portion thereof?
    What percentage of those in America are red/American Indian/eskimo or a portion thereof?
    Therefore, what percentage of those in America are white or a portion thereof?

    Therefore, who’ll make the laws and enforce the laws if/when the “other colors” band together?

  2. dominick Reply

    Helen Purcell is the Maricopa County Recorder. Helen is now serving her 7th term. She is an elected office holder responsible for this fiasco. Her bio reports that because of her leadership, ingenuity and excellence, she was presented the prestigious 2010 NACRC Public Official of the Year Award.

    She is taking full responsibility for her actions, which means you can wait for the next election if you think she should be replaced. This is the result of private political parties, along with our mainstream media, having control over who is presented to the voting public. Once those elected are in office, they have sovereign authority to do as they please, without fear of criminal or civil prosecution for their dishonorable behavior.