“I don’t have time to vote, I have family to take care of, a demanding job”.
Of course. And BTW, there are people who want it for you - for ever. So you would not have time or energy to do anything else. So, when you do not do anything else, you do exactly what those people want you to do. Free time does not "grow on trees" either, one has to fight for it.
“I don’t want to vote for people I don’t know”.
The majority of my political pieces are posted on another blog: www.the3dforce.us, but on a rare occasion I copy a post to this blog as well, if, from my point of view, the post represents a fine example of the application of a logical reasoning (a.k.a. scientific thinking) to politics. This is one of such occasions.
Koch's did it using the central instrument of democracy - people; they spend their money to hire people to walk door-to-door and to spread mis-information (a.k.a. lies). But no democratic or liberal political force was doing the same to counter the Koch's. It looks like politicians on the right know better how to use democracy to their benefits, and people on the left just keep talking about democracy and pointing fingers at those "bad right-wing puppet masters".
“Black Nationalism” may be not the most attractive term to call the actions of the “Minority Party”, but it clearly represents the essence of the African-American politics.Currently, minority political groups are not looking at joining forces into one political movement (e.g. there are conservative think tanks, there are liberal think tanks, but there are no think tanks focused specifically on the issues of the American minorities).
In her book “Ghost in the schoolyard” Eve L. Ewing talks about racism in education (I call it “intellectual segregation”); watch the interview at https://youtu.be/RCuZFD4CX2M. Racism has been there for hundreds of years. It is still here. And almost nothing is being really done about it. Click here to the link to the book.