Fifty years after Dylan‚Äôs riveting verses, special interest groups‚Äô claims about both the nature and dynamics of marriage are changing more dramatically than any of the social phenomenon of the‚Äô60‚Äôs. For years, the argument for deeply altering an ancient institution was framed entirely in terms of individual ‚Äúrights.‚ÄĚ We were told homosexuals possessed an inherent right to have their relationships deemed ‚Äúmarriage,‚ÄĚ end of story.
Why does Israel generate such a visceral response? There is no structured hatred against any Arabic nations that I am aware of. Some may consider the French rude, but no one disputes their right to exist. The English, often considered snobs, are not marked for annihilation. Even the ‚Äúugly Americans,‚ÄĚ who are hated around the world (according to many apologists for terrorists), are not targeted for genocide.
For the past 30 years, we have created images of Blacks in the most negative of lights. For those who would say it‚Äôs just music, it‚Äôs just a movie, it‚Äôs just a reality TV show; I say now there is just another Black body lying in the streets of America.
If a political leader wielding power sees the world as a zero sum game ‚Äď gains to one must mean a loss to another ‚Äď it is likely that this leader will promote policies that will limit growth, wealth creation and innovative problem solving.
Black Americans will be hurt because the President will flood the labor market with workers who compete disproportionately with black Americans. This will increase black unemployment and discourage some blacks from entering the labor market, and, according to some studies, increase black incarceration rates.