A Wake-up Call That May Have Come after the Dream Has Died and Been Put to Rest Alongside MLK
NOTES FROM A DYING NATION
Written by Eric Larsen Thursday, 21 February 2008 by Eric Larsen
"It’s the most exciting presidential race, certainly in my lifetime.” MARK M. BAKER, a 60-year-old voter in the Bronx."
It would appear that Mr. Baker has slept through the entirety of his sixty years, having no consciousness of races where openly humane rather than secretly tyrannical ideas were fought for by politicians like Eugene McCarthy, George McGovern, and even, dare we add, the assassinated Robert Kennedy. Or perhaps it’s not that at all. Perhaps Mr. Baker really does get excited by watching traitors, liars, hypocrites, war criminals, and aiders and abettors of crimes against humanity preening day after day before the television cameras and, shills that they are, lying through their teeth, by omission or commission, about it all.
Certainly the New York Times couldn’t care less what Mr. Baker’s real feelings or motives are, just so long as he doesn’t make a fuss about any part whatsoever of …