Thursday, November 6, 2014


 
PROOF OF BROWNSVILLE'S POTENTIAL
 
This is the same time Pan Am and other major airlines landed in Brownsville on their way to Central and South America.  What happened to the leaders who did this for Brownsville?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is a picture of history, not potential. Brownsville is a mini, hispanic Detroit. Lethal combination of very poor administration and systemic changes, both killed the goose.

BobbyWC said...

Wow, you did not even read my comment did you?

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Want a history lesson? Take a close look at the photo and you will see that there are BLACK longshoremen working on the dock. Brownsville was the last racist port that had segregated union workers. Not sure of the date but it was not until well into the 60's that the seperate unions were abolished.

Anonymous said...

They got old and died.

Anonymous said...

Want a history leson? Take a close look at the photo, and you will see BLACK longshorement working the dock. Brownsville was the last racist port to have segregated unions, one for blacks and one for whites. I am not sure of the date but it was well into the 60's before it was abolished.

Yes, I did read your two sentences. Your question about what happened to the leaders is self-evident, they died. Only to be replaced by the ignorant, buffons of today.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, my mistake for not looking it up. IT WAS 1975 that the law suit was filed.

http://openjurist.org/511/f2d/273

BobbyWC said...

You have a very limited view of history and seem to have a wild hair over Brownsville - you need to learn your history -

I vividly remember 1974-1976 white parents in Boston hitting the busses filled with black kids with baseball bats to stop the integration

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_busing_desegregation

It was 1976 in East Meadow NY where I lived before the first black students were allowed to attend.

Learn your history - the north was no better than the south

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

I am talking about racism at the Port of Brownsville carried out and abetted by the ILL, supposedly a left wing union organization lead at the time on the West Coast by none other than the great commie, Gus Hall.

I was not comparing it to the school systems of the North, which are still today, de facto, apartheid institutions. The point is that a so-called progressive union was the caretaker of a racist system.

And, I have no "wild hair" with regard to Brownsville. It just happens to be the topic. I have lived in the North and know exactly how racist the cities are. Take a look at a map of any large city in the North and see where blacks live. It is exactly like Soweto in South Africa during Botha.

Anonymous said...

Correction, it Gus Hall's good friend, Harry Bridges, who was the West Coast leader of ILL.

BobbyWC said...

No one has written more about the Plantation politics of the Democratic Party - they are racists, homophobic and sexist.

You will never hear me defend any of them.

I was with the UAW in the mid 80's. They would not lift a finger to help the blacks, Hispanics or women - their fight for equality is a myth.

My fallout with the self anointed gay leadership in Dallas was over race and sexism. They boycotted my business when I refused to drop a black lesbian as a client who was being discharged from the Air Force. They boycotted my business when I stood up against the clubs for refusing to hire blacks and browns as bartenders or allow women in the clubs.

The American liberal is a myth and I have always stood against them as a true classically trained socialist who actually knows what the term means vs having learned the meaning from Faux news or Glen Beck.

So on that very important and key point we agree [I mean faux American liberalism] - I hope this makes us in agreement.

But your original comment ignored the fact the faux American liberalism was national and not just limited to Brownsville which is my point.

Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

and thanks for the chat - a back and forth of this kind is always good for my readers

again

Thanks

I will ad one more thing - initially it was the Republicans who lead the battle for civil rights not the Democrats - history is important

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Didn't Luis Saenz prosecute a harlingen commissioner for voting on an issue where she had a conflict of interest? If what you are saying is true, commissioner Gowen had a conflict because she works for the University. Why isn't Luis Saenz indicting her?

BobbyWC said...

Excellent question: If you look at my post last night I said I was going to do a grand jury referral and then I updated it to say I would not be filing anything.

While I was posting the first part I got a copy of the lawsuit and realized Saenz would be the plaintiff. He cannot be the plaintiff and initiate action against Gowen.

You know if I thought he could I would say so. He is playing this by the book.

I have to leave it there. I do not want to say or do anything which hurts their efforts. But I can assure you the matter is being looked at by others and everyone agrees Saenz is conflicted out.

For now I am just happy he put his name on it. It is helping with the Austin press.

It would not surprise me if UT gives her a choice or resigning the commissioner or resigning from UT. She mishandled this and hurt UT in the process.

One step at a time.

Lets keep our park and then we can see what our options are after that.

Bobby WC