August 19, 2017

Rah! Rah! Rah! Star Parker Speech

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Saying all the right things, making countless points through data and statistics and rallying the troops will accomplish little. It’s feel-good stuff that progressives leach off.

I realize this is just a 15-minute speech, not geared toward solutions but to pump up the audience, etc. but readers need to understand that while many of the things Parker speaks of are true, at least to some degree, Americans who really care need to be told why they are angry, who and/or what is behind the realization of where we are today and how we got here. In addition what can we as individuals do, if anything, to stop this. Without it, this speech, like many others, is nothing more than self promotion and idealistic grandstanding.

I am not a follower of Star Parker and so I can’t say one way or the other what she offers for deeper truths and solutions. My comments are not about Star Parker but about the tired messaging of what the “left” has done and what the “right” promises to do about it and vice versa. And yet, what really changes? A cure for anything can never come until a complete understanding of the cause is established. I see little today that addresses this.

Perhaps a first step is in understanding that the 535 in Congress and the person in the White House aren’t calling the shots. Let’s begin there.

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