Follow the drinkin' gourd -- wherever it leads, whether to
When he wasn't killing American Indians (as opposed to those on the Asian subcontinent) or speculating in slaves and frontier lands, General and President Jackson was warring against the
This is not to deny that the general was a patriot in his own (awful) way and a great defender of the Union when it was threatened by nullifiers like
Win some but, as it turns out, lose even more. Which is the short version of what's happened to white women in the name of, yes, their liberation. Betty Friedan's dream of Women's Lib has turned out to be more a nightmare. At least according to the latest demographic data. And if demographics aren't destiny, they're way ahead of whatever's in second place. For the saddest words of song or pen may be O, What Might Have Been, although Studies Have Shown may run a close second. As studies will show all too often.
Note this disturbing headline the other day: "Shortened life noted for white women."
It wasn't supposed to be like this, and it hasn't been for years and years. Indeed, the trend had been going in just the opposite direction. But now that whole demographic pattern no longer holds; it's been reversed. "Taken by itself," to quote
And although the life span for black folks is increasing, especially among men, the racial gap is still there. And as long as the gap remains, there's work to do.
Welcome, ladies (if we're still permitted to use that now antiquated noun of address in these all too politically correct times), to this not so