Now you can affectionately call me Mr. MPD (multiple personality disorder). Because I go to sleep defending BAMN, and wake up asking why is CUM (Citizens for a United Michigan) advocating BAMN’s don’t sign campaign? Now fundamentally, I do not take issue with a don’t sign campaign, the issue I take is a strategic one. The opposition will be garnering signatures in the whitest of White locations, places like Livonia, etc. Which means they are gonna stay out more racially-diverse areas if they want to get the most bang for their buck. For the sake of argument, let’s suggest BAMN is effective at organizing …. Detroit, I said for the sake of argument- follow me, the MCRI would just side-step Detroit completely and hit the suburbs for their signatures. I cannot foresee middle aged White women meeting up with BAMN foot soldiers and saying, “Why wait a minute, this initiative is bad. I’m not gonna sign.” Having gone door to door in Metro Detroit (city and surrounding areas) I can tell you that its amazingly hard to get in the door, literally, and people will likely not be open to hearing you suggest an initiative against Affirmative Action is racist. Feel me?
“Thus the highest realization of warfare is to attack the enemy’s plans; next is to attack their alliances; next to attack their army; and the lowest is to attack their fortified cities.” -Sun Tzu Art of War. Does anyone else feel like we missed the first three levels? Ugh!
And as you can see from the article, people are now beginning to attack CUM’s alliances … Come on General Rice!
And on another sad note, Carol Mosley Braun has decided to drop her campaign for president. She’ll be backing Dean too.
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