Thursday, September 24, 2009

Day 165/365 Strange Fruit



Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

I repeat:

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.*

September 12, 2009, Clay County, Kentucky: the body of a census worker was found hanged in a remote section of the Daniel Boone National Forest, with the work "Fed" inscribed on his chest. His truck and his computer were found nearby.

Clay County is in the southeastern part of Kentucky, predominantly and intensely Republican and predominantly and intensely fundamental Christian.

Fox News, Glenn Beck, Hannity, Michele Bachmann and your ragtag bunch of teabaggers, claiming that "Obama's census takers would use the information to put their opponents in concentration camps" (6-26-09, Glenn Beck,Fox News)- this needs to be laid directly and squarely at your feet. You have blood on your hands.

I grew up in the South in the late 1950's and early Sixties. There were horrible things that took place back in these mountains and across the South.

Do you really, really want to go down this road again?

Again, I repeat:

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

*George Santayana

3 comments:

  1. Hadn't heard about this yet. What a sad, sad thing. And I agree with you completely about who has blood on their hands.

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  2. I grew up in Miami in the 1960s and 70s.

    Is that the South?

    --Matt Bamberg, author, http://www.amazon.com/Quick-Secrets-Create-Winning-Photographs/dp/1598639021

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  3. Miami is only south if you're in West Palm Beach. ;)

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