- "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.”
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This is not justice, it’s a crime. The harm done in the name of “law & order” and the “war on drugs” far exceeds any benefits to society. The reason we have rapist, murderers, child molesters, drunk drivers, and a host of other truly dangerous criminals on the streets today is the fraudulent drug war, instigated almost a century ago by racists and industrialists, and maintained to this day for the sake of the wealthiest among us who find it … Continue reading
Posted at Fat Pastor a few years ago, and still my favorite response to those who get bent out of shape over ‘happy holidays’, or ‘seasons greetings’. Get over yourselves. For many centuries Christmas was not a holiday. Two of the four Biblical Gospels give no account of Jesus’ birth, and Matthew and Luke have almost no references back to the birth stories once they are over. The birth stories were not a big deal to early Christians. Christmas only became … Continue reading
If I didn’t know any better I’d be starting to think all those leftist whackjobs going on about how the two-party system (Dems & Reps) is just a charade might actually be right. Consider that since becoming the frontrunner of the Republican Presidential field, Newt has laid out plenty of the nightmarish things he would do as President such as repealing child labor laws to create a cheap labor force for corporations, ignore Supreme Court decisions he doesn’t agree with, and … Continue reading
(SOURCE: Workers World) A mobile home in a rural, working-class area of northwest Tennessee burned to the ground on Dec. 5 after a team of firefighters called to the scene were ordered to let it burn. (MSNBC, Dec. 7) Officials watched as Vicky Bell, risking her own safety, rushed into the burning trailer to try to save her few possessions. Why? Because county residents are required to pay a $75 yearly fee for fire protection and Bell, like so many … Continue reading