But it's really not funny, or odd, at all: Dean and Sherrod have a similar message: Throughout our history, powerful forces have pitted black and white folks against each other, and white ethnics against each other, to obscure the fact that we have more in common than not, and to keep the have nots from banding together against the haves. That is a subversive, dangerous message to the people who have wealth and power in this country. It always has been, and it always will be. Maybe that's why no one is interested in talking about it.
This is a worldwide tactic: Give the great unwashed a scapegoat of the day to be angry at and they won't concentrate on what's really being done to them.