Bedbugs, Policy Change, and Racial Barriers.
This is a follow up to several postings that I have written lately. I was going to title it Hodgepodge 2, but it's more specific than that. I also didn't want to spend too much follow up time on each point, so it's all part of one big follow up article.
The first is on Bedbugs. I can't make them go away for you, but for people who still have bedbugs, here are some things that I have discovered that might help the bedbugs to go away.
[quote]mattress in a zippered plastic cover and greasing bedposts with Vaseline to keep the bugs from crawling up[/quote]
From everything that I have read online this is what will help to get rid of the little creatures. If you get rid of yours, it's with the hope that the Gang Stalking community will get rid of ours.
The other topic was that of policy change. I will not bother to point to the headlines that are trying to keep the terrorist threat alive and well, but it's clear that there does not seem like there will be any kind of policy change. I am sure the frustration is shared by many, many people. I think we saw the frustration this week expressed from some unexpected avenues.
Eg. If you were an Al-Qaeda leader hoping for change, apparently it's not going to happen.
We are from what I am reading, seeing many aspect of the former Clinton cabinet come back into play. I had no problem with Clinton, but with the savy use of the Internet in this campaign, it would have been nice to see something fresh, new, hip and happening, but we are seeing a rehash of what's been done before. Boring.
The last point is that of Racial Barriers. I wrote this week that it's great that the media is being very sensitive suddenly to the issues of racial barriers. Great but maybe the measure of how far a society has come should not be if they can vote in a black or bi-racial president, but if they can address the always present issues of race that already exist in the society. I mean it cute that you are censoring people for using the word colored, but what about accepting and acknowledging those of a mixed, or bi-racial heritage?
I did some research briefly on this some time ago. http://onedroprule.org/forum-2.html
In America today if you have one drop of black blood, when you are filling out applications, surveys etc, you must claim black as your heritage. There is often no spot for people of mixed race heritage. Many in America feel stigmatized by this rule. There are many bi-racial Americans who don't understand why all of their heritage can not be acknowledged, and why they in an open and modern society, still have to choose one part of their ancestry.
Tiger Woods made a point of not being classified by one part of his ancestry when he won at tennis, he made sure that all parts of his ancestry were acknowledged. I don't see a change in this acknowledgement happening across the society.
(The one drop rule means that at 32 this man could go from a classification of white to black, upon learning that his father was African American.)
So how should a society really be measured? By their choices at the voting booth, or by the way they treat and acknowledge the members of their society and the multifaceted realities that exist in the heart of that society.