Friday, June 10, 2005

Jesse Helms: No. 23 on the SFNE Official "Why I Love New England" List

I guess the fact that Jesse Helms learned from his buddy Bono that AIDS research deserves funding shows the amazing capacity for human beings to change.

I guess the fact that Jesse won't retract his wildly backward views on segregation or that "outside agitators who had their own agendas" forced integretion into reality before it would have occurred "naturally" shows the amazing capacity for human beings to remain racist troglodytes.

(Thanks to my BFAW for the link.)

2 Comments:

Anonymous Russell Woolard said...

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12:55 PM  
Anonymous Russell Woolard said...

There is NO way the white South would have voluntarily dismantled Jim Crow. And Jesse Helms knows it. His comments on the civil rights movement merely mark the latest attempt to keep alive the vestiges of a social and cultural order that has been consigned to the ash heap of history - and with good reason.

And when you read between the lines of his "apology" for opposing AIDS funding, you see he isn't really sorry about anything. Apparently, he only grew concerned about AIDS when he realized straight people could die from it, too. To suggest that the suffering of others is God's will is despicable. And this man has the nerve to call himself a follower of Jesus Christ.

It just makes me all the prouder of the three votes I cast against him.

1:08 PM  

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