Disturbing Links

It has been too long since I have blogged. Luckily, two things I encountered today were just too good not to discuss.

The first one is a hypothetical version of U.S. history under the new Texas and Arizona paradigm. It’s really funny, but ultimately extremely morose because it is not a stretch at all. This is really happening! Don’t forget that.

In the post, most of the movements and events that tarnish America’s reputation are either extremely mitigated or just omitted. Specifically, slavery, the woman’s suffrage movement, Native American removal, globalization, global warming, American colonialism and other topics/events are all victims of this terrible revisionism. Take notice of the fact that the Civil Rights Movement is mentioned. Its presence serves to demonstrate how people glorify the movement, yet undermine its accomplishments. Moreover, also take notice of the fact that only MLK is mentioned. Because of course, the Civil Rights Movement was all his doing.

The second article discusses Susan Comen for the Cure’s recent decision to align with KFC.

WTF? From a business standpoint, this is a good move, but from a public relations standpoint, this is possibly a bad move. Decreasing risk for breast cancer involves eating healthy. Partnering with KFC really undermines the whole idea of decreasing risk. However, KFC does have a pretty steady consumer base, so the pink bucket idea will definitely generate revenue, subsequently resulting in more funding for breast cancer research, awareness and prevention. I guess the ends justify the means, in this case.

“Get the Brown out of Town”

I know Arizona has some illegal immigration problems, but damn, this is totally fucked. Totally fucked.

“The Republican governor also issued an executive order that requires additional training for local officers on how to implement the law without engaging in racial profiling or discrimination.

“This training will include what does and does not constitute reasonable suspicion that a person is not legally present in the United States,” Brewer said after signing the bill.

“Racial profiling is illegal. It is illegal in America, and it’s certainly illegal in Arizona,” Brewer said.”

What? This woman has just signed a bill authorizing racial profiling and she has the audacity to say that the people being permitted to racially profile people will be trained not to racially profile people. There has to be another solution to the state’s illegal immigration problems. This is a huge political regression.

In the end, I’m reminded of my friend Cameron Kunzelman’s statement, “We are moving backward in time at an alarming pace.”