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Ramblings and Digressions from out of left field, and beyond....

Location: Piedmont of Virginia, United States

All human history, and just about everything else as well, consists of a never-ending struggle against ignorance.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

If Virginia, Why Not the U.S.A.?

Not long ago but before a similar light finally dawned in Massachusetts and in New York, though nowhere else in the U.S. so far, a Rainbow was elected governor of Virginia -- the first of that persuasion in that kind of post in the U.S. (When referring to people I use the term "Rainbow" instead of "black," even though the latter is the term that is erroneously and stupidly though universally applied to the descendants of the slaves from Africa, and also to others, including B. Obama, whose lineage, at least that of recent times, does not include those centuries of so much suffering at all.)

Doug Wilder served as governor of the former premier slave state of Virginia for two years, until his term ended, without incident, just as has happened through the centuries of other governors. During those two years the state did not collapse, did not develope hearing loss from too much rap music, or even contract an incurable case of athlete's foot. Instead the "Cavalier State" just kept bopping along as it always had, with the same amount of modest and often indistinguishable change.

So what is the difference between Virginia and the U.S.? Not much that I can see. In fact, in many respects it is merely a microcosm of sorts.


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