Hank is lobbying for the Defense Department--yeah, that same evil entity that the Dems see as the only place in the federal budget as a target to make cuts in--to locate their new African Command Center in his district. Via Jamie Dupree, here is one of the most solid reasons I have ever heard for locating a command center. It has nothing to do with it's ability to actually do its mission mind you.
"We've got one of the country's largest diaspora communities from Africa," Johnson added, ticking off his own list of why Atlanta is the best pick.The most common use of the word is diaspora is, according to the dictionary,
"I know that Ambassador Andrew Young is very interested in AFRICOM choosing to locate its headquarters in Atlanta," said Johnson, referencing the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
1. dispersal of the Jews to countries outside of Palestine after the Babylonian captivityTrust me, Mr. Johnson has not suddenly found a love of all things Jewish. No, instead he is referring to the lesser-known definition which basically refers to any large population dispersed outside of their home country. In his mind, the best reason to locate a military command center in his district is because he has a large African-American community.
2. the body of Jews living in countries outside Israel
One question for Mr. Johnson, and this goes for everybody who self identifies as an African-American: Can you point me to your home village in Africa?