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How Many Black People Dig Ron Paul/Liberty? How Many African-Americans?

In preparation for taking out my digital video camera to collect interviews relative to this subject:

Are you black and into Ron Paul?
Are you African-American and into Ron Paul?

Orientals and/or Asian-Americans please wait your turn for this question - right now I want to focus on just this ONE area:

Are you black and into Ron Paul?
Are you African-American and into Ron Paul?



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I'm considered white,lol

So help us understand what we're missing when we talk to black people about liberty, I can't seem to get traction.

Please see my post above

The message of Liberty is for all of us. If you want to hear a black person specifically, check our Dr Benjamin Carson's speach to Obama. We need a conversation going to everyone, and it's up to YOU to educate, no matter what race or nationality.

I think your idea is sweet.. I know it's meant well, and I'm not saying I don't hope that you make friends with people of color.. I hope you do, I have, but the race is not an issue, only a perspective, and not one that's exclusive of Liberty any less.

Ben Carson gave solutions.. this is what we want, eh?

I think its a valid question.

In 2012, when I would talk to people about RP, most black people had no interest in him. Whites, on the other hand, liked his ideas, but thought he couldn't win. If you don't understand where and with whom you're failing to connect, you can't increase your numbers. Aren't we supposed to spread the message?
If you can identify black members here, nobody will post a hangman's noose, rather we could ask these members where we are failing to connect and what we could do to connect; instead of playing the racist card, lets find out.
I'll bet if Chris had asked how many here were women, Southern, Native American, foreign, etc., there would have been no comments. Just don't mention certain groups and you're OK. For a group who is supposed to be about liberty and freedom, some seem overly politically correct. Relax, ya'll.

What is the point?

Divide and conquer with every little difference that can be defined. This is an unfortunate post.

peAce

Liberty = Responsibility

Wow- two ignorant aholes in one morning

trying to make the dp look bad.

Why not go join with the other loser trying to flame the homosexual fires.

Maybe some oriental will take that guitar and shove it up your ass for you.

Who cares? Only progressives

Who cares?
Only progressives care about skin color.

Southern Agrarian

How about?

How many people with green eyes support Ron Paul?
About as relevant as skin color.
grant
Personally I have never seen a black person, I've seen variations of the skin color brown for which I am a very light brown person.

Reminds me of a 'facebook' - type question about race...

White people go...
White with anger
Red with rage
Blue with the cold
Green with envy
Pink with embarrassment
Yellow with fear
...yet they call black people 'colored'.

Just speaks to the ridiculousness of identifying oneself by color.

But on the other hand ethnic heritage is important and is something the one-worlder types want to do away with.

Bottom line: Cultural and ethnic heritage is something to be celebrated as long as people know that different doesn't mean better than or worse than. It's a thin line to toe which is why it is so easy for people to play the race/religion/ethnicity 'card' and get the people fighting amongst ourselves when we should be uniting against the true source of problems we all face...

you know, them banker-types.

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

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True.

True. "Black" (skin) is VERY exaggerated.

And so is "white", too, btw!

"Seriously." :P

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

yeah

Im part Jamaican and I support Ron Paul for POTUS

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?
http://youtu.be/yNF09pUPypw

Confession - yes I'm being bombastic via threads like this

and through use of words like 'bombastic'.

Apparently many black people don't like the term 'African-American' because they aren't from Africa, they are from America, or rather the United States, and therefore prefer the term 'black'.

Was that what I was trying to draw attention to through my post? Probably. However, it is late, good morning to you all,

darkies included. :)

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

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Chris, my father is black. Does that count? ;)

Chris, my father is black. Does that count? ;)

Meh. Of course you have many black people reading the DP and loving liberty.

The smart and good and FREE in their mind-people who CARE... and who happen to be of that color.

I am one... Or kind of... The skin is funny on this end.

Now, what? Are you trying to prove something to our King ObaMARX?

He doesn't FREAKING care, man!

He isn't even black. That leech is TRAITOR color.

Well, yes. Let's call a spade "a spade". Shall we?

Peace.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

reference: black as the ace of spades.

Yes, I had a point when I posted this. Apparently.

Just guessing now, but I think my point was... that labels are thrown about very easily by people who don't wear them? Or something like that?

Getting back to my notion of videotaping interviews with black people - my idea was to maybe ask people what they though of certain social phenomena as a black person, and then secondly how they thought of these things as an African-American, and thirdly how they thought about being divided into these different sub-sects.

The whole point being to get the individual...

the individual,

to think about how they were being classified, named, typified, rarified, sectionized, homogenized and sterilized through the labels they willingly wear on their own foreheads.

My ideal response to any question framed in terms of race, gender, etc would be "forget all that fool! I don't like that thing as a HUMAN BEING and for no other reason!"

And that's all there is.

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

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That's okay.

That's okay.

I know you're just curious to know... :)

You're correct on your point. Our colors, origins, languages diversity should show up more often and PROUDLY UNITED AS AMERICANS to slap the statists in their faces that we don't want their labels and jars.

I believe that ought to remain a voluntary move from each of us, though.

Example:

http://www.dailypaul.com/272452/incredible-speech-on-gun-vio...

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

As a German-American I am exonerated.

As a Prussian-American I am abrogated.

As a Polish-American I am decaffeinated.

And as a Cudnoski-American I am too-rarely mated.

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

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LOL

LOL

"...too-rarely mated"

Good Lord.

And I'm going to try get some sleep after reading that... ;)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Sorry about that, but I was stuck...

I already used the word 'abrogated.'...

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

The whole approach is in line

with traditional DEM & GOP thinking to boast racial, ethnic and gender diversity. Libertarians supposed to avoid thinking in groups or focus on group attributes. But after David Duke success here, I expect many do think in groups.

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So Many Names...

"traditional DEM & GOP thinking to boast racial, ethnic and gender diversity."

Finally one point where I am in total agreement with what you write.

Likewise, I can't care less for which group supports or opposes this Duke's views. I can make my own opinion by listening or reading him. "Thank you. You're welcome." The little I saw lately on the DP which I found rather negative and much counter productive... I didn't even bother comment on him (except to express my support for Michael Nystrom's point on a side note... aka "free speech").

Indeed. Surprise, surprise... since he (Duke) seems to think alike - using labels and jars - whoever his ghosts, specters are. I don't get it some people still fall for something debunked past a hundred years ago:

http://bastiat.org/en/the_law.html#SECTION_G021

Makes you wonder who can still read about important past milestones and their texts, these days. Right?

My own people, the French, the same as Bastiat's, OBSERVABLY has difficulties in reading OUR OWN authors.

Quite depressing. I may end up killing myself at some point.

...

Meh. j/k.

Oh well.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

There has been a David Duke thread active here...

haven't clicked it yet.

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.