Some things to watch for this year can be found in some stories that have already come to light or are developing now.
The class will be in the anthropology department and called “Occupy the Field: Global Finance, Inequality, Social Movement.” It will be divided between seminars at the Morningside Heights campus and fieldwork.
Like everything else they touch, the Left has taken what was once a reasonably valid science (for elective purposes) and turned it into a program that propagates Left Wing ideology and culture.
Anthropology by definition is the study of mankind. It seems that many of the topics they have absorbed into their discipline can be found in political science, sociology, and humanities courses. This kind of overlap seems to only create role confusion, rather that draw clearly identifiable distinctions.
But now that I think about it, maybe it always has been a useless science.
….we must ask ourselves whether black people’s lives have improved since Obama took office in January 2008. You know and I know the answer to that question: a resounding “no.”
This will be a tall order considering how many black voters truly believed that he was going to right every wrong and make sure that every black person in America had a job, a home, a car, and some spending money in his/her wallet. But we know that black unemployment is far greater than the national average, while their brother in the White House sends his family on extremely extravagant vacations, allows his wife to buy $2000 dresses to lounge around in, and hits the links while demanding Congress do their jobs.
Obama carried almost the entire demographic back in 2008. Although a few more more black people are getting weary of the rhetoric and the empty promises and more are speaking out against “The One”, he may still carry the demo with a huge percentage again. But….there will be a catch to this one.
Knowing that many blacks will never vote Republican, I look to see many of them staying home in November. He will maintain a high percentage, but will lose a numbers of votes on the total.
Despite this being the dumbest thing Obama will do up to this point (and he’s done some pretty dumb stuff), he can do worse. If he loses the General Election, I predict he will close Gitmo completely by executive order before the next president is sworn in. Then, he will ship them all back to the Middle East as revenge against the nation for (rightfully) rejecting his failed presidency.
Fifteen years ago I told people in my circle of friends that both China and Iran would rise to become serious obstacles to world peace and be a thorn in the United States’ side. Several people dismissed my prediction and a few even mocked it. I wish I had been wrong.
As the year goes on, we may see more deliberate provocations by both nations. especially Iran. With a weak President and foreign policy, the Iranians may get bolder and if it appears Santorum will become the next President, they might become even more daring and bellicose. He’s the only one who has made no bones about what he will do to Iran, if they attempt to get a nuke.
But no matter, any of the GOP candidates are multitudes stronger than the President. Frankly, I don’t think he has the ability to lead a group of starving pygmies to a buffet table.