bdog wrote:Well C2CG you seem to be the only one who is willing to discuss this, or even acknowledge the fact.
Thanks, bdog. Like I said earlier, acknowledging the fact does not presuppose that agree with it, just that I'm willing to see that it's there. Kinda like how, before I lived in Madison, I had this idealistic view of the city as one big melting pot, kinda like Vancouver, but then once I lived here for a few years, I was able to look back on the conversation with my friend from Milwaukee, and see why she asked me that question. If I have a fault, it's that I'm too idealistic.
bdog wrote:I agree nonwhites probably don't find either the GOP primary or TDPF relatable. But in reality both of them are relatable aren't they? The winner of the GOP primary may be our next President; how is that not relatable?
I'm going to actually back down from my statement that TDPF is not relatable. It does have to do with everyday life and politics for the people of Madison. However, I still do not think the GOP is relatable to minorities or women. Not relatable in the way that they don't reach out to those groups or try to represent them in any fashion. Yes relatable in the fact that I would have to deal with it if it were to actually happen, which I don't think it will, once Obama starts debating. But then again crazier shit has happened. In that case,
I'll suffer through like the Bush years, or maybe I will move to Vancouver.
bdog wrote:As far as TDPF, we have actual decision makers that participate here from time to time (and Stu Levitan's television program "Access City Hall" takes questions exclusively from TDPF). I think these decision makers would appreciate a non-white perspective.
Thanks for the heads up on that bdog. I respect Stu Levitan on TDPF and will look for the Access City Hall show.
bdog wrote:And Forons, protest all you want but you do not have a non-white perspective.
I think about it more like having a human perspective. What is really getting my goat on TDPF is how a white perspective is presupposed, and thus responded to in the manner, even when it's not intended that way. It's putting the burdon of proof on the poster, when it's the actual interpretation that's the problem. Think about it.
bdog wrote:This forum is, and needs to be, relatable.
Agreed. In hindsight I now regret saying TDPF is not relatable. I just have a hard time relating sometimes. Detritus, I now have a new gentleman cartoonist to enjoy. Thank you.