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"Dr. King's Dream for the Global Strike Team"

Greenwald links to this, but I am compelled to quote the original. Because it's batshit:

Dr. King would be proud to see our Global Strike team - comprised of Airmen, civilians and contractors from every race, creed, background and religion - standing side-by-side ensuring the most powerful weapons in the U.S. arsenal remain the credible bedrock of our national defense. . . Our team must overlook our differences to ensure perfection as we maintain and operate our weapon systems. . . Maintaining our commitment to our Global Strike team, our families and our nation is a fitting tribute to Dr. King as we celebrate his legacy.

Dear Lord.

Still, it shows the weakness of identity politics, doesn't it?

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Submitted by lambert on

"contractors from every race, creed, background and religion"

Yay! Black contractors! Modified rapture, since military contracting has it's own set of problems, not the least which is blowing far away people of color into pink mist.

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win. -- Mahatma Gandhi

Submitted by lambert on

I got it from RainGirl, and she found other instances of it. Goods news!

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win. -- Mahatma Gandhi

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Submitted by Cujo359 on

The Defense Dept. has been one of the leaders in the struggle for equality since it was formed. Minorities and women get a fairer shake there than they do in many civilian occupations. In that sense, at least, Dr. King might have been proud, even if he was appalled at the same time.

That's the trouble with freedom and equality - sometimes people are free to do things you wouldn't want them to do. It's like the Monkey's Paw - sometimes the worst thing that can happen is to see your wishes come true.

Submitted by lambert on

I said "weakness"....

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win. -- Mahatma Gandhi