The political blogs are growing trite. I expect it is computer assisted perfection of the ancient school of ‘character flaw’ politics. Look, look, look, a mistake. Faux Pas! False, false, false false, false – proof, proof, proof. VIDEO! Inconsistent. Non Sequiter! Hypocrite! Racist. Collectivist. Criminal. Liar. Liar! LIAR!!! It’s all about seeking victory by riling up the emotions.
Re-traumatizing blacks to serve the Left: What the Left has done to black people in the last fifty years is a kind of emotional abuse -- a constant, obsessional reliving of the traumatic past. Fifty years after the Civil Rights Acts, Democrat politicians, professors and preachers are still intent on rubbing salt into those old, painful wounds. It has now become institutionalized. Reliving the past is a major reason for Black Studies Departments all over the country, just as Women's Studies are designed to perpetuate an everlasting cry of pain and rage about the fate of women throughout history. Those constant rehearsals of reasons for rage and resentment do not to help people; they just exploit their pain for political gain.