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Why Does Obama Have to Bring Race into the National Monument Designation?

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by righteousdude2, Oct 11, 2014.

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  3. It wasn't necessary, but I see no problem with this statement ....

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  4. It wasn't racial ....

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  1. righteousdude2

    righteousdude2 Well-Known Member
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    Today, under protest of many cities, communities and county and state officials, Obama signed into law the designation of a good portion of the San Gabriel Mountain Range as a National Monument.

    I an not opposed to this, but again, I don't live in the areas affected by this designation. In fact, I like the idea of knowing that the very mountains I used for years for weekend camping trips, snow days, and other memorable times is now a part of the new National Monument! I feel like I was a part of history in the making! With that said ......

    The problem is, and I don't mean to be picking at Obama, because he gets that enough these days (and I do my part in criticizing him, too) .... was that within the speech he gave, he used a sentence I felt was not necessary as it once again seemed to me; he was catering/pandering to the underprivileged people and children of color, rather doing this for all Californians and Americans, whose taxes will be used to upgrade and maintain this new monument!

    Here is the sentence that miffed me, “We heard from the community. For a lot of urban families, this is their only outdoor space, especially children of color who don’t have access to parks.” And here is the ink to the article from which this sentence was linked to - http://www.presstelegram.com/enviro...-of-san-gabriel-mountains-a-national-monument

    This thought put forward by Obama today is one more untruth, or lie. The children of color [like children without color] in this part of the state of California have access to literally thousands of parks and recreational areas. Plus we have national monuments within driving distance, and they are even now, being enjoyed by children, regardless of their color!

    Here are two links that list National Parks, Monuments and Historical Sites in California, and especially southern California!
    http://www.franandrowena.com/files/373274/Calif_National_Parks_Monuments_Historic_Sites.htm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Historic_Landmarks_in_California

    Now, before some of you jump down my throat for being against people of color, please read the links, and please ask yourself if the statement about "children of color" was really and truly necessary? It is my belief that Obama uses every opportunity to further polarize and alienates this country based upon color!

    So I ask .... was that statement really necessary?
     
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    *Why Does Obama Have to Bring Race into the National Monument Designation?


    Photo Op, politics, and perhaps distraction.
     
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    The guy is a Dummkopf!
     
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    No, the statement was not necessary. However, I am not miffed, alienated, or polarized by it. I did, however, roll my eyes. I will now forget he ever said that sentence. You may want to give it a try as well.
     
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    When I go to national parks etc, I think I see colors. Sometimes. maybe. who knows. Us Filipinos don't camp much.
     
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    Why does Obeyme have to bring race into the national monument designation? Answer: he is OBSESSED with race. His brain cannot conceive of anything else. It is not enough to say something nice about mountains, he has to use it to point out racial divide and racial inequality. He reminds me of someone who is addicted to pr0n who can't help but to talk about filth constantly. To him, I'm not a man, I'm a white man. I honestly think Obeyme believes the world is as fixated on race as he is.
     
  7. righteousdude2

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    That is a brilliant observation ... and most whites and Hispanics and others of color in this country would certainly not argue this assumption with you! :smilewinkgrin:
     
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