Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
|Bishop Desmond Tutu|
"Israel will never get true security and safety through oppressing another people. A true peace can ultimately be built only on justice. We condemn the violence of suicide bombers, and we condemn the corruption of young minds taught hatred; but we also condemn the violence of military incursions in the occupied lands, and the inhumanity that won't let ambulances reach the injured."
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Via: Richelle Carey. Well that's disastrous. It doesn't really matter what she did, she didn't deserve this. This clown took something that was incredibly private and made it as public as possible. I'm sure quite a few laws apply here and he should get charged with every last one of them. A lot of people are saying "What kind of man does this?", the better question would be "What kind of person does this." I don't know what else to really say so I'll just end it like this: don't take naughty photos of yourself. I'm not saying you can't take naughty photos of yourself, it's your life do what you want, but don't take naughty photos of yourself.
|Gotta hand it to him, his handwriting is better than mine.|
I have a funny stance on bullying, having been both the bully and the bullied. I think bullying is just something people do. I might have been blessed with tougher skin than others, I never really wanted to kill anyone or cause harm to myself so it's hard for me to be strictly anti-bullying. I'm one of the few who thinks Dahrun Ravi shouldn't be held responsible for the death of Tyler Clementi. He didn't push him off that bridge. Since that incident we start seeing all these laws crop up around the country that actual impede on free speech and I'm torn on whether to be in favor or against them. What a lot of people don't seem to get is that in the end you're throwing kids in jail for what usually just happens to be pranks that have gone terrible wrong. You're putting administrators in lose-lose situations, if they truly neglect their duties to protect children then come after them but they shouldn't be held responsible for things they more than likely have no idea is happening. You can't solve bullying by passing laws and feeding the prison industrial complex, but what we can do is provide education, awareness and better equip schools to counsel students who may have emotional issues. Provide students with the opportunity to speak to someone about their problems whether they're the bully or getting bullied and you'll see changes. But maybe that's just my utilitarianism views.
Overall, this is a tragedy, that may or may not have been avoidable. I hope everything works out for both of these children and their families.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
|Lol, Republicans are quite disgusting aren't they.|
Firstly so that there's no misconceptions, I'm not a Democrat and I never intend to become a Democrat (Do I look like Van Jones ma fucka?), it just so happens that on 9 out of 10 issues me and your average Democratic voter would probably agree. Which brings us to how Trayvon Martin's death got so polarizing. If you had my views on race relations on a page and showed them to your average republican, they'd call me racist. Not because I think 'X' people are inferior but rather because I acknowledge that there is an issue. For some reason that totally escapes me to the Right, pointing that out racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia exists makes you the racist, sexist, bigot, class warfarist (That's not a word KJ). I hate how whenever (Lets just call them..) Non-General/White issues are brought up, regardless of the subject matter, you always get a few disgruntled White people who take offense to that fact that race was brought up in the first place. It really makes me sad. I can't believe that as mixed as America is, instead of embracing our differences and working together to fix the flaws of one another's culture while not infringing on said culture, the Right wants to act as if we're all the same and we aren't.
You may be wondering "what purpose does it serve the Right to deny Racism?" It's really quite simple, if you follow these type of things.(Oh you mean if you're studying sociology?) You see, since around let's say 1983 when Ronald Reagan made MLK day an official federal holiday (He had no choice and was actually against it.), Republicans became aware overt racism wasn't exactly good politics so instead they used subtle racism and a form of misdirection. Now don't get me wrong it was introduced during Nixon but perfected by the era of Reagan. The reason I decided to start with the birth of MLK day is because this is appears to be going on today with the likes of President Obama mostly and Trayvon Martin by pure circumstance. In 1983 2 Republican Senators from North Carolina opposed making Martin Luther King Jr. Day a federal holiday. I'm not going to call them bad names because one died in 2008 and the other killed himself in 1986, out of respect for the dead I have to pass on the insults.(See I'm becoming a better person.) I'm just going to stick to history.
In 1983 these two gentlemen from North Carolina couldn't just say "We don't want a Nigger holiday!"(which apparently was discussed behind closed doors.) So instead they provide 300 pages of "proof" Martian Luther King Jr was a "Marxist","Communist" and so on. It was really quite genius, they didn't call him the N-word and if you accused them of Racism they could say "We aren't racists, why do you think that? Oh you see his skin color? HAHAHA Who's the racist again!?" It's really amazing to me how some on the Right have been able to internalize this to the point where they can't see how calling Barack Obama a Socialist, Communist, Marxist, is rooted in racism. I'm not talking about fringe lunatics, there are some seemingly educated Right wingers who do this perfectly for who knows why. People like Newt Gingrich, who can use the most despicable, racist buzz terms and then bitch and moan constantly when someone calls them out on it.
The Reason Trayvon is being used political is largely due to the Racism the GOP doesn't want to acknowledge exists. They can't comprehend cases like Sean Bell, they don't get the outrage over Troy Davis, they can't comprehend what's wrong with stop and frisks in New York, or Project Exile, they don't want to deal with profiling. It isn't an issue for them because this is America, they want to believe we're all equal and we aren't. We're all created equal but when it comes to how we're treated, that's a different story entirely.
Now just about anything on Fox news is bound to be quite rage inducing. For those who didn't catch the beginning the first Anchor, Greg whatever his name is, slips and says Trayvon Martin was "allegedly" killed- no idea how that works, did he pull a Tupac? Let me come right out and say it, I don't think White news anchors should cover stories involving White people. I don't think mothers should covered stories about missing children, I don't think former soldiers should cover war stories. I definitely don't think people who worked at Goldman Sachs should be allowed to cover Occupy Wall Street. I don't think Oil companies should be allowed to buy ads on major news networks, there might be a conflict of interest, a little bias maybe. If you don't know where I'm going with that, in Liz Trotta's piece she basically says Black news anchors shouldn't cover stories involving other Black people who happened to be mistreated because they have a bias being Black and all. Then they go on a tirade about Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson not addressing Black-on-Black crime which is false and praise the racist Pat Buchanan (how the hell does this dude still have a job?) because "that's just the world we live in". A world were a 17 yearold Black kid is stalked and killed for nothing more than being a Black teenager in a hoody in "the wrong neighborhood".
The racial and political elements aside, someone's son, grandson, brother, cousin, nephew was shot dead for no reason what-soever and his killer is free. His killer who disregarded police instructions and followed Trayvon, instigated a confrontation with him and killed him. I see all this victim blaming and it makes me sick to my stomach, ("Was Trayvon Martin a drug dealer"). How about this, next time a White teen goes missing in Aruba let's talk about how much of a party girl she might have been, how much coke she could have did. This is where the racial thing comes into play, if Trayvon looked more like Newt Gingrich than Obama the stand your ground law in Florida wouldn't exist by now. You wouldn't see the victim blaming from the defensive neocons on T.V crying because their "Racism ended in 1950" bubble burst. Everyone would see it for what it is, a dead kid and a horrible law that probably shouldn't apply here anyway since there's no ambiguity, Zimmerman stalked this kid. He lost his rights the second he engaged Trayvon Martin. Now where the hell does the politics come in? How did this story get partisan? That deserves a second post.
|John F. Kennedy|
"If by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people — their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties — someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal."
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Yeah, sorry readers. I've been dealing with some massive amount of bullshit and it forced me to neglect you and my blog. I'm sorry for that. Allow me to make it up to you guys, starting tomorrow (well today) I'm going to commit to at least 4 entries a day. Well, catch you tomorrow.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
|A Doritos Taco... Yeah I have no interest in that.|
We've somewhat become contempt with the corruption, the civil liberties abuses, and so on. I freely admit that I'm not helping- much. I mean I blog (barely) and I tweet some interesting things from time to time, but I don't protest. I mean I don't really feel an urge stand in the middle of town on a soapbox with a sign shouting at passing cars. Well I got to go prepare for an interview, catch you later.
Friday, February 3, 2012
|Dwayne McDuffie (Feb. 20 1962- Feb. 21 2011)|
Dwayne McDuffie was a comic-book and television writer who in 1989, was an editor at Marvel Comics. While at the company he jokingly pitched a series concept entitled "Teenage Negro Ninja Thrashers"(That's just an urban legend right?) Actually no, you see the proposal poked fun at the fact that most comics aimed at "Urban Youth" during that time period involved colored people who rode skateboards, spoke in slang and relied on White characters to, for lack of a better phrase, "keep them in line". After his brief tenure at Marvel he became a freelance writer working on a long list of comics for DC, Marvel and Harvey comics. In 1993, feeling that minorities were underrepresented in mainstream comics, McDuffie along with a number of other Black writers and artists created Milestone Media which has been described as "the greatest minority owned and operated comic-book company of that time". It gave us the likes of Icon, Blood Syndicate, and of course Static. Unfortunately in 1997, Milestone Media ended it's comic division and today is primarily involved in licensing. Since 2008 the Milestone characters have been a part of the DC Universe and you can still find some of the older comics around the interwebs. He later went on to television, writing for The Emmy Nominated Static Shock, Teen Titans, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited and Ben 10: Alien Force. He's also worked on a number of Direct to Video DC films my favorite being Justice League a Crisis on Two Earths so go ahead and check that out. I highly recommend it.
I've been a fan of his for just about as long as I've been into comics and superheroes. What I loved most about this guy's work had to be the fact that unlike a lot of comic or T.V writers, even some of the more famous ones, he really showed the diversity we human beings have that transcends our skin tone. There's more than just two types of Black people (Gangsta and Comic relief). All gays aren't flamboyant promiscuous creatures and women are more than just things you have sex with. He said it best:
"If you do a black character or a female character or an Asian character, then they aren't just that character. They represent that race or that sex, and they can't be interesting because everything they do has to represent an entire block of people. You know, Superman isn't all white people and neither is Lex Luthor... We had to present a view of the world that's wider than the world we've seen before."
Well I have a headache, I think I'm going to watch some Justice League or something. Catch you later.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Now usually when I ask people to name a Black writer from the Slavery era they usually, almost exclusively even, say Phillis Wheatley. I don't really find anything wrong with that because I have a vague understanding of why this is. You see I remember reading about Phillis Wheatley in just about every history and English class I ever taken because of the way she ties in with the Revolutionary War and the fact she never really wrote about her existence as a slave but more about the way colonists felt about the British. This essentially means that she is a lot more 'acceptable' for those in Texas who produce most of our nation's textbooks. Before I get even more off track let's look at Olaudah Equiano.
Back when I was in High School I read an excerpt from his autobiography (which you can get free here ) it was just a great read and I'll probably remember his story forever. (Didn't you have to Google his name earlier?) Shh. I encourage you to read it but summarize his work, Equiano describes him and his sister being kidnapped in Africa. He becomes the slave for a few different Africans before he is sold to Europeans and brought to the 'New World'. After being taught to read and write by his third European slave master, a Quaker from Philadelphia, he is able to buy his freedom. Shortly after that he moved to England where he became a member of the England abolitionist movement and published his book which exposed the conditions Africans had to go through while on the slave ships and while in America. It wasn't the first book of it's kind but it had the most impact, leading to a growing abolitionist movement in 18th century Europe.
I think the most interesting aspect of his Autobiography has to be the way he contrasts being owned by Africans with being owned by Europeans. I think that if you ever run into someone who tries the whole "Well, Blacks owned slaves in Africa, Why focus on White people?!!" thing, you recommend this book to them. It could really open their eyes to see that while Slavery was not just White guys running around throwing nets and kidnapping Black people (even though that did happen) the Europeans displayed a level of cruelty and dehumanization that was unheard of. Anyway, I hope you check out his works and I'll see you tomorrow.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
|Hermanze Edwin Fauntleroy Jr.|
So I was on twitter last night and happen to see this. I thought it was an interesting idea and I decided to try it out. All day I've been kind of torn on who I wanted to really focus on first. Then I thought "maybe I should go local" and well, it probably doesn't get any closer than this. You see for the first decade or so of my life Mr.Fauntleroy was our neighbor and landlord and sadly all I remember is that he was always a nice old man who would give us back our balls that occasionally flew over his fence. It kind of makes me sad that I had no idea who he really was until I saw his obituary in late 2010. Some people reading might not even think it's that big of a deal but to me it's just this feeling of "wow, I lived next to a hero." You know?
From The Progress Index:
"Fauntleroy was the city's first black mayor and the first black mayor in the state according to the Virginia Historical Society.The historic achievement was featured in a July 1973 Jet Magazine. The article noted that the vote for Fauntleroy as mayor was a unanimous one by the seven-member council, of which only four members were black.
Florence Farley, who served on that council with Fauntleroy, recalled him as a "beautiful person." She went on to say that he was the perfect gentleman - equal parts gentleness and strength when dealing with issues.
"He was dedicated to this city," Farley said.
Farley and Fauntleroy had known each other even before their time on City Council together. She said that she first met Fauntleroy while working at Virginia State University, then known as Virginia State College.
Fauntleroy was a 1954 graduate of of VSU but his father had worked there as well. Farley and Fauntleroy had a passion for civic duty and worked together with a group called Petersburg Voter Education Committee. Around the same time, Fauntleroy began to teach at Peabody High School in career and technical education.
Farley said that when the city annexed part of Prince George and Dinwiddie counties, the group went to the then five-member Petersburg City Council and asked for more black representation.
"We felt as though the black vote had been diluted," Farley said.
The group eventually pursued the case to the Surpreme Court which determined that the ward system needed to be implemented in the city. It wasn't long after that before Fauntleroy ran for office. When he was elected to City Council though he was fired from his job as a teacher. "He gave up his career for this city," Farley said. "He gave up his profession for this community." A Sept. 15, 1966, issue of Jet magazine features an article about Fauntleroy being forced to resign his position in the city's public schools or give up his elected council seat.
Farley said that when Fauntleroy was fired from his job, he didn't hang his head even knowing that he had a wife and three daughters to support. The president of Virginia State College hired him on as the director of the Alumni Association according to Farley. He also worked for a period of time at Titmus Optical before finally opening a hardware store on Sycamore Street. Farley said that was even a first.
"He was the first black businessman on Sycamore Street," Farley said. It was around that time that many businesses were also moving from downtown to the newly opened Walnut Mall. Farley said eventually Fauntleroy's business failed but that he remained dedicated to the community going on to work for an education representation.
In 1973 City Council finally had a black majority with four of seven members. It was at that time that anticipation began to fill the air that Fauntleroy would be named the new mayor. An article in the July 3, 1973, edition of The Progress-Index noted that Fauntleroy as an already experienced councilman would likely be picked as Mayor. At the re-organizational meeting, he was selected as mayor and in the July 5, 1973, edition of The Progress-Index, the decision was revealed from the council meeting - Fauntleroy was elected as mayor.
Several of the decisions made that night hold true to the current city council meeting format, including a 30 minute public comment period and allowing public comment on any action item before city council. Both of those changes were noted as being put forward by Fauntleroy shortly after becoming mayor.
Fauntleroy would only serve as mayor for a brief period of time, before being replaced, but it wasn't long before he was once again named mayor this time for four consecutive years from 1976 to 1980.
Fauntleroy continued to remain active in the community serving on boards, commissions and other special projects through 2009 when he resigned from the Planning Commission.
In 2007, he even helped lead a project to record the oral histories of other civil rights leaders in the city. "If we don't do something like the oral history project, we're afraid we'll lose the opportunity to talk to those who were around during the civil rights movement," Fauntleroy said in 2006 about the Petersburg 2007 Civil Rights Oral History Project.
Friday Fauntleroy even voiced his opinions in a letter to the editor regarding the current race for the Ward 5 seat on City Council.
"I had the opportunity to serve as mayor and as a member of the Petersburg City Council some 24 years ago," Fauntleroy said in his letter. "At that time the city was not what it is today in terms of growth and what has taken place in relationship to expansion in the city as it relates to the citizens having much of what we didn't have at that particular time. We need to be sure that we continue the effort to bring about the kind of growth that we need in Petersburg. And that includes human growth as well as business growth."
Monday, January 30, 2012
Ron Paul does have a lot of things I don't agree with, the biggest being "States Rights". Now it could be said that States know about the issues they face and are closer to those issues than D.C can be. I get that and sometimes it does make sense, what doesn't make sense is getting rid of every amendment after the 10th, allowing states to print their own currency and hoping that they find it too outdated to reinstate slavery. Ok maybe those are extremes but, hey the free market will decide. I feel don't really know enough about economics to talk about this, but from everything I've seen in regards to the Fed, it does seem like we need a central bank but the agency does need more oversight and shouldn't be a private run entity. But some would argue "everything the Fed does can be taken over by the Treasury therefore it should be terminated" and actually I should probably look more into it before I choose whether to be on the "END THE FED!" side.
In the end Ron Paul knows he's not going to be President and as stated his campaigns aren't really about the man it's the message and that may make him the most honest guy to run for this office- ever. He has core beliefs and I respect him for having the courage to expel views, (even those views of which he has that I don't agree with.) on the world stage despite being ignored and called all types of crazy by the MSM This along with the fact that his stances on most things have been largely consistent his entire political career is what resonates with a lot of people and leads to Paul having an almost cult-like following. His fans are relentless and since I don't want to invoke the wrath of the thousand Paulites I will not get into the newsletters and I'll just wrap it up by saying, RON PAUL RON PAUL RON PAUL RON PAUL.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Is blogging about Ron Paul cursed? I mean you wouldn't believe the nonsense I'm going through trying to write about the doctor. I decided to shelf that at least for only few more minutes (hopefully), to talk about the other remaining mainstream candidates. (Why don't they each get their own post like Ron Paul?) Because honestly Larry, Moe and Curly here each seem to represent just about everything I hate about Right Wing politics. It's quite amazing how this is happening, so much about these characters just rub me the wrong way. Let's start this thing shall we.
Rick (Google) Santorum
When it comes to Santorum it's not like I dislike the guy quite the contrary actually. He seems like a pretty nice guy with core values that I just don't agree with. I wouldn't classify his views on social issues as bigoted, they seem more misguided if anything. (Isn't he the guy who said if a rapist impregnates the victim she has to view it as a blessing and keep it?) I know right. (Isn't this the same guy who basically said "It's ok to legislate what Americans can and can't do in their bedroom"?) Yes, Yes, I know. (Isn't this the guy you accused of pandering to ignorant voters two days ago?) Well, yes but- (Isn't this the guy who told a room full of White voters in one of the Whitest states in the union that Black people need to get off welfare?) Well- in his defense he says he said "blahh people". (You're losing it KJ, he's a bigot.) That's kind of a strong word that I'm really trying to stop using because naturally if you call people like him bigots, some who share his beliefs would be angry then try to turn that on it's head and make it seem as if I'm calling all Republicans/Conservatives/Christians bigoted and quite frankly I'm not getting into that- right now at least. (Whatever.) Also, like me, he believes felons should have voting rights so I can't entirely hate the guy. Moving on to his economic policy, I see the appeal. Give a tax cut for manufacturing companies to move jobs here makes a little sense and it's an easy sell sometimes other times it could be described as "picking winners and losers" which Republicans seem to hate. When it comes to foreign policy, he's a war mongering jack bag who believes killing Iranian scientists on Iranian soil isn't an act of war and proudly proclaims he would do that. But hey he doesn't support indefinite detentions of Americans like our current commander in chief so I guess that's a positive.
This dude cannot be human. There's just something about this guy that doesn't register right I know this metaphor is used to death but this guy has to be a robot. I would give you his stances and what I agree or disagree with but it seems like he boots a new OS every four weeks or so depending on what state he's in. His economic policy involves heavy tax breaks to the obscenely wealthy such as himself. But one thing that really bothers me is his imperialistic world view. He dreams of an "American Century" essentially meaning if a country doesn't stand in line with America's business interests he will come after you whether it's an actual war or a trade war. Also he supports detaining Americans indefinitely without trial so look forward to that with President Romney.
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I'm going to be quite blunt here, WHO THE FUCK WOULD VOTE THIS GUY? Of all the politicians, pundits,authors, bloggers I may have disagreements with I never really thought - to use an example: "I fucking hate Michelle Malkin". But this douche just gets to me. He's a smug arrogant hypocrite who kowtows to the worst elements of the Republican party for votes. He does this by using code talk that anyone who took a good 8th grade level history class knows what they mean, who they apply to, and why they were used to begin with. While Romney may be a robot, Gingrich lives up to his name and has all the qualities of a Newt. He's a slimey frog shaped creature whom secretes a toxin that poisons the minds of other wise incredibly decent people. But hey if you're an asshole who's for firing the already struggling janitor and hiring kids to clean toilets for pennies on the dollar, he's your guy. A man whose entirely career has been nothing but hypocrisy, lies, and corruption. Ladies and gentlemen- Newt Gingrich.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Vermin Supreme for President of the United States. Mr.Supreme is the only candidate I feel will send this country in the right direction furthermore I suggest you check out his stances on the issues and you'll see he's also the man you should support.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Republican Presidential Candidate Rick (Google) Santorum was holding a Town Hall meeting in Florida when he was asked something extremely stupid. Rather than correct the hideously framed question/comment Mr. Santorum chose not to really address the more 'controversial' parts and basically responded with "I'm going to beat Obama and get out of the White House!". See below
I thought this Birther nonsense was over and done with. In her defense she never said he wasn't a citizen, but the actually framing of her question irked me the most, to paraphrase:"He's a Muslim therefore he doesn't deserve to be President, so why hasn't anything been done to get him out". And of course the GOP crowd applauds to her idiotic comments. It makes me sick to my stomach that someone in a position such as Mr. Santorum doesn't correct such lunacy because he doesn't want to upset his base. Is the GOP is full of ignorant, xenophobic racists? No, but this clearly doesn't help dispel that train of thought held by many Americans and it farther tarnishes the image of the Republican party.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
You know I've noticed something over the course of this GOP primary race ("The March of The Trolls" to borrow a phrase). I'm sure a lot of Right Wingers have the same feelings I do about Mitt Romney- somewhat. You see, I feel that the Mainstream Media wants to make sure Romney wins but I'm not even going to speculate a reason why they want him to become the nominee. But when you think about it, just about everyone who seemingly dethrones the King of Bain from his front runner position is quickly choke-slammed by the corporate media ("Rick Santorum's Communist Clan") while they watch their once surging poll numbers fall . Outside of a few Ron Paul fans on the internet and ads running on television in primary voting states Mitt seems to get just about no real negative press aside from "some Republicans consider him a flip-flopper"(Burn).
The media loves to paint him as this generic Republican who's time has come. The one you need to vote for because your other options are supposedly terrible and you want to defeat Obama. It also seems that most ads attacking Romney fail. Hell check out this 'documentary' about Mitt's time as CEO of Bain Capital paid for by Newt Gingrich's Winning Our Future PAC.
Oh man, what can I say about this 28 minute hit piece against Mitt Romney? Well it fails on so many levels (Mitt Romney's on video speaking terrible French therefore he is un-American?) and if anything it hurts Newt a lot more than Romney. You might be thinking (Hey KJ, this is a hard hitting documentary, how can this possibly hurt Gingrich more?) It paints Romney as this greedy capitalist who killed jobs and made a lot of money in the process- regardless of how true this may be it will never sit well with Republican voters because it seems to be pandering to the Occupy Movement with it's main focus being on the rich getting richer and being evil. It oozes what those on the Right would deem "Class-Warfare" and they hate it. Honestly, (sans exploiting the visual of a kid crying because Mitt Romney bankrupted his favorite Toy Store, and the exclusively white interviewees) I could see the DNC running an ad or a few ads similar to this in a general election against Romney. I honestly have no clue what the people Winning Our Future were thinking when they released this. It's the primaries, you're trying to appeal to other Republicans, it's looks really weird to them when out one corner of your mouth you're defending the system then out of the other you're crying about the rich becoming richer while the middle class is shrinking. It's weird and things like this don't generally sit well with GOP voters because honestly when it comes down to it Romney was just doing his job and clearly was very good at it.
Why should he care about people who work in a Washing Machine plant 2000 miles away when his corporation's basic job is to buy and sell assets. Don't get me wrong I'm not defending Mitt by any means but seriously it isn't completely his fault that tens of thousands of people lost their jobs and that Bain just about completely destroyed a few small towns by shipping jobs to China. It's the system that encourages these things which (with the exception of maybe Bernie Sanders and Ron Paul) is a fact that most politicians in general will never admit, let alone would they ever do something about because the majority of them (like Romney) profit heavily from the radically broken system. In other words, don't hate the player hate the game. ALL HAIL KING ROMNEY! (Seriously, is there any doubt he'll win the nomination?)