FYI this guide is not complete. After following every route on this guide there are still 5 H scenes unseen (not counting the 2 removed for legal reasons) and only 67% of the route map complete. According to the map there are still 8 endings and 3 other route points.
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Feminists have put blinders on about Hillary's using race to undermine Obama's support. She, Bill and all too many of her supporters constantly bring up the fact that Obama has black skin, tie him in with Farrakhan, and deliberately forget their understanding of the black church experience and the underlying cry for justice in Rev. Wright's comments. Hillary also had a terrific chance to help us understand each other more by seconding Obama's speech on race, instead of refusing to comment on it, as she did. Feminists have to ask themselves if getting a woman elected president is worth worsening the fragile state of American racial relations. How can we justify months of encouraging white voters: to categorize someone who is biracial as being black (remember those miscegenation laws down South we all despised?) (remember too how we never wanted to be judged by our talents and accomplishments, not by our gender?) to assume that one person with black skin has to answer personally for the statements and beliefs of all other black-skinned persons (how often have we women complained of exactly that being used against us?) to not encourage the majority to learn more about the everyday lives of Americans of other skin colors (how often have we complained that men have no understanding of women's lives?) to not encourage Americans to judge candidates for the most important office in the world on their character, their philosophies and their policies (how often have we complained about women candidates being judged on gender misunderstandings?), and most recently, to further the suspicion that Americans of other skin colors might not be as patriotic as white Americans (this last one is so horrible, I can't even think of anything comparable having been used against women.). How much more will American voters be this manipulated? How much more will we educate Americans to continue and even deepen their already too well-learned prejudices? I have been stunned with surprise the past several months by how so many highly educated whites know so very little about the "black" experience in America, and by how quickly they stopped focusing on Obama's own statements and life, and instead judge him by looking at others of his same race (after having first refused to take into account that he has a white mother and was raised by his white family). How will Hillary and the rest of us ever put the shattered Humpty Dumpty of racial relations back together again after this election campaign is over? It has taken our country 232 years to make the small amount of progress it has in accepting all people as full human beings, no matter what their skin color or gender, and now in 2008 we have deliberately and cynically pushed a lot of that progress away. How long will it take to get back to as far as we were in January, 2008? Another 20 or more years? We all regret Susan Anthony's and Elizabeth Cady Stanton's opposition in the 1870's to giving the vote to freed male slaves because white women had not yet gotten the vote. Yet today's feminists are doing exactly the same thing, when they complain that a woman is entitled to be president before a man of a different skin color, and when they argue that sexism is more prevalent, hurtful, subtle or tiring than racism. In the early days of modern feminism there were too many accusations that white feminists cared primarily about advancing the issues affecting only educated white women -- those arguments can certainly be made today, and feminists will certainly now have to admit that truth. Thursday night I walked out of Philadelphia's annual dinner honoring women, not inspired to do more to improve women's lives, but unsettled by realizing the hypocrisy that is now part of feminism. Philadelphia feminists have always worked to be inclusive, in forming our volunteer committees and boards, in choosing our local and national women to publicly honor, and in helping women of all skin colors. Yet all too many Philadelphia feminists are willing to stand by silently while Hillary, Bill, Gloria Steinem, Geraldine Ferraro and many other Hillary supporters actively encourage more racial misunderstanding among Americans, just so Hillary can increase her vote totals. Why can't we step forward and demand that Hillary and her campaign stick to the important issues of this campaign, and not only stop, but reject and denounce, and apologize for, the race-baiting of the past few months of her campaign. Why can't we ask her to use her national campaign to help further understanding and respect for not just women but also for men, women and children of all skin colors? Racism and sexism are two sides of the same coin. Whatever promotes racial misunderstanding will also encourage the growth of sexism. In the end, feminists' refusal to stop Hillary's fanning the flames of racial misunderstanding will come back to burn women too. Women will deserve that happening, I am sad to say. Several months ago, I couldn't decide on my choice among the candidates. Then I decided, for the office to be held by only one person, I had to choose the one person I thought could best lead us out of our horrific problems, Obama; even then I thrilled to Hillary's campaign, as I would so love to see a woman president, and would have been happy to vote for her if Obama lost the nomination. However, as I have watched Hillary play to race, I have concluded that on moral grounds, I could never ever vote for her. The presidency, or any other office for that matter, is too important to entrust to someone so willing to trample our still unattained American ideal that all persons are created equal.
With regard to your opening reflection on last night's Journal, I simply wish to state how refreshing it was to hear a voice of reason with regard to the nauseating coverage of Jeremiah Wright that has plagued the cable networks for weeks now. So often these days, there is intense negative reaction to what someone says without any effort to understand the underlying reasons behind the statements being made. It is reassuring to hear a genuine attempt to understand the "why" of what Wright has been expressing (whether or not one agrees with him).
BJ...the "I'm black and therefore a victim" is an old hat...Get a new one...Do a little research...Waaay back in the slave trading days, it was BLACKS who were selling Blacks into slavery for their own greedy profit...and many, many lacks were 'owned' by other blacks and Native 'Indian' Americans...As I write this, I can't help but see Don Cheadle's chin drop to the floor when he was informed his ancestors had been owned exclusively by Native Americans...Think of it, all that waisted animosity toward all the greedy, rich white people instantly dispelled..by 'the truth'...Sign me: a poor 'American' who doesn't judge anyone by their skin color, only their integrity.
Clinton linked to Rev.Wright's appearance on NPC ? - By ZP Heller, Brave New FilmsPosted on May 1, 2008, Printed on May 2, 2008 ://bravenewfilms.org/84137/Hillary Clinton appeared on the O'Reilly Factor last night and will again tonight. FOX has already begun releasing highlights like this one, in which Clinton criticizes Jeremiah Wright and his speech at the National Press Club on Monday. And while we'll have ample time to dissect Clinton's appearance and why on earth she agreed to go on O'Reilly in the first place, what needs to be addressed now is the possibility that an ardent Clinton supporter arranged Rev. Wright's press club speech.According to the NY Daily News and the LA Times blog Top of the Ticket, Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds organized the press club event. Reynolds has praised Clinton in the past, writing on her own blog: "My vote for Hillary in the Maryland primary was my way of saying thank you." She has also been unduly critical of Obama: "It is a sad testimony that to protect his credentials as a unifier above the fray, [Obama] is fueling the media characterization that Rev. Dr. Wright is some retiring old uncle in the church basement."So to recap, a Clinton supporter arranges to give Wright a national spotlight to make incendiary remarks, forcing Obama to once again denounce his former pastor. Then, Clinton goes on FOX News to criticize Wright (and by extension, Obama) and the controversy that one of her supporters helped create. O'Reilly and his FOX pals, in turn, will use this as an excuse to rehash a stale news story that Obama has already distanced himself from. And then, to top it all off, the rest of the mainstream press will continue to play excerpts from this interview for days on end. When will this faux news cycle end? ZP Heller is the editorial director of Brave New Films. He has written for The American Prospect, AlterNet, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Huffington Post, covering everything from politics to pop culture. 2b1af7f3a8