- "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The reality is not that I lack respect for the law; it’s that I have greater respect for justice. Where there is a conflict between the law and the higher moral code that we all share, my loyalty is to that higher moral code."
“This is what you shall do; love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
Category Archives: Money & Power
I haven’t posted here in ages. Don’t really have anything new or enlightening to say these days, and honestly, it wouldn’t do any good if I did. We’re screwed folks, as is our nation and our climate. If my children live out their natural lifespans they’ll be lucky, or incredibly inventive. There, I said it. Didn’t want to, but I had to. We’ve been duped into sowing the seeds of our own destruction by a political process that was co-opted several generations ago. Our … Continue reading
Exxon is pressuring several Arkansas television stations not to run this ad. You can read the full story here. If Exxon doesn’t want us to see it, you can bet I’ll do whatever I can to make sure you have that opportunity.
From Too Much newsletter, this week’s Petulant Plutocrat feature: The five top execs at cable giant Comcast are each making, at last count, over $15 million. What they’re not making: much progress narrowing the broadband speed gap between the United States and other nations. No problem for Comcast public policy VP Rebecca Arbogast. Her job: justifying dismal U.S. broadband performance. Her strategy: total denial. Public angst over the “alleged failing” of U.S. broadband, she’s charging, rests on “disinformation.” Contrasts with nations like … Continue reading