Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter 1 Share on Facebook 1 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest 1 Share on Fark! 1 Share on Reddit 1 Share on StumbleUpon 2 Tell A Friend (7 Shares)  

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   16 comments, In Series: Science and Cosmology
OpEdNews Op Eds

Grumpy Old White Guys United: Decoding the Attacks on Barack Obama and Angela Giron

By   Follow Me on Twitter     Message Tim McGettigan     Permalink
      (Page 2 of 2 pages) Become a premium member to see this article and all articles as one long page.
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags  (less...) Add to My Group(s)

Funny 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Become a Fan
  (15 fans)
- Advertisement -

What lies ahead? It would be wonderful if grumpy old white guys could find it within themselves to forego their age-old prejudices, but that's about as likely as a white Christmas in hell. No, being died-in-the-wool miscreants, as their influence diminishes grumpy old white guys are probably going to become even grumpier and more intransigent. Let's not forget how malicious South Africa's minuscule white minority became during its apartheid years.

Expect grumpy old white guys, purely out of spite, to do everything in their power to hamstring popular, but "non-traditional" leaders like Barack Obama and Angela Giron. In a democracy that was predicated on unvarnished slavery and genocide, one should always expect a measure of hypocrisy in the political arena. It may be naive to hope that there is any room for idealism in American politics, but, if we're going to be honest, we need to acknowledge that politics is first and foremost about winners and losers.

For too long, grumpy old white guys rigged the political game to their distinct advantage. Even though they have now become an increasingly fractious minority, grumpy white guys would like nothing more than to continue scoring political victories--no matter how underhanded. It's up to the supporters of America's new breed of politicians, like Barack Obama and Angela Giron, to show grumpy old white guys that their days of political ascendancy are over. As are their days of unfairly rigging America's democratic political system.

Forward!

Tim McGettigan is a middle-aged cuss who teaches sociology at CSU-Pueblo .


- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Next Page  1  |  2

 

- Advertisement -

Funny 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/113759974X

Prof Tim teaches sociology at CSU-Pueblo and he writes books about social change, such as... A Formula for Eradicating Racism, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/113759974X


Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon



Go To Commenting
/* The Petition Site */
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Follow Me on Twitter

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Stephen Hawking's God: A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion

Elementary My Dear Watson! The Beauty (and Baloney) of Being Right about Everything

It's Alive!! Ray Kurzweil, AI, and Frankentelligence

Feynman's Cosmic Onion

Many Worlds, but only One Reality: Stephen Hawking and the Determinist Fallacy

Einstein's God is Irrelevant