On Democracy Now! today a “Newly Discovered 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation & Apartheid South Africa”
‘… nd I know they’ve said to us so often in the States and to our allies in the white community, “Just be nice and be patient and continue to pray, and in 100 or 200 years the problem will work itself out.” We have heard and we have lived with the myth of time. The only answer that I can give to that myth is that time is neutral. It can be used either constructively or destructively. And I must honestly say to you that I’m convinced that the forces of ill will have often used time much more effectively than the forces of goodwill. And we may have to repent in this generation, not merely for the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence and indifference of the good people who sit around saying, “Wait on time.”
And somewhere along the way it is necessary to see that human progress never rolls in on the wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts and the persistent work of dedicated individuals who are willing to be co-workers with God. And without this hard work, time itself becomes an ally of the primitive forces of social stagnation. And so we must help time, and we must realize that the time is always ripe to do right. This is so vital, and this is so necessary.
Now they are firing tear gas into the neighborhoods http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bassemmasri
I may have missed it due to some buffering issues but did Obama say ANYTHING about needing the Police also not acting outside of the Law and not using this to use violence? I heard all the stuff pointed at the protestors to warn them against violence but not the police.
All the time I hear about how if Republicans get the majority Obama won’t be able to pass what he wants and if anyone has been paying attention they might be tempted to vote for the Repubs for that reason alone.
Obama MUST be stopped, if he can pass the legislation HE wants then we get the TPP (Trans Pacific partnership, aka NAFTA on Steroids), cuts to Soc. Security (chained CPI)without the workaround of Congress by his Cat Food Commissions (plural),and more privatization of public services.
How soon people forget that is was the intransigence of Repubs in one of the kabuki ‘debt crisis’ events that failed to accept Obama’s offer of $300 million in cuts to SS.
On domestic policy he makes Nixon a leftist, on foreign policy he has been hard to match in his zeal for acts of war and in private Dick Cheney must praise Obama (Cheney, Bush,Rice,Rumsfeld etc. certainly owe their freedom to Obama and that goes for the criminal Banksters of Wall St.).
I am leaving out so many more examples to cite but to put it as briefly as I can…we don’t need what Obama wants.
aliasalias commented on the diary post Get Away with Theft and Terrorism: Be a White Male Conservative! by Phoenix Woman.
This video is full of evidence for the prosecution to use against them for a long list of both Civil and criminal violations of law.All the ammunition they brag about giving out, the threats they discuss planning and spontaneously happening, “drop him.” Compare the reaction of the police (State and Federal) against these people vs [...]
aliasalias commented on the diary post Obama Administration Abuses National Security, Secrecy Powers by joe shikspack.
The only news that would surprise me about any action by Obama would be if he actually did the right thing-on any subject outside of safe social issues,like representing the interests of the majority of the citizens, not those of the MIC, Wall Street, or the 1% in general and was actually honest to the [...]
aliasalias commented on the blog post Whistleblower Lawsuits Against Banks Extinguished in Foreclosure Fraud Settlement
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