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"...the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be.
Will we be extremists for hate or for love?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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“One day we must ask the question, ‘Why are there forty million poor people in America?’ And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy. And I’m simply saying that more and more, we’ve got to begin to ask questions about the whole society. We are called upon to help the discouraged beggars in life’s market place. But one day we must come to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. It means that questions must be raised. You see, my friends, when you deal with this, you begin to ask the question, ‘Who owns the oil?’ You begin to ask the question, ‘Who owns the iron ore?’ You begin to ask the question, ‘Why is it that people have to pay water bills in a world that is two thirds water?’ These are questions that must be asked.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“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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On Monday, June 17, 2013, I took part in my first protest. After years of encouraging others to occupy public places and raise their voices, I finally grew a pair and did the unthinkable. I stepped out from behind my laptop and onto the grounds of Halifax Mall, a huge park-like lawn behind the North Carolina General Assembly, along with several hundred, possibly more than 1,000 of my neighbors. For me, this was a defining moment and a victory over … Continue reading
Survival of the fittest may be okay for Social Darwinists but not for followers of the gospel of compassion and love.
Blessed are the rich, the reign of this world is ours. The rich rule the world, and the rest suffer and die, often in misery. Do not let this be you my brothers! Easier to use your riches to genetically engineer very small camels that can fit through the needle’s eye… Blessed are the violent and the invincible, the proud and the powerful, the domineering and oppressive. We can have it all! And let our status of power be the … Continue reading
It’s been a busy couple of weeks and I haven’t had the time or energy left to write much of anything here in a while. Sometimes one just needs a bit of a break from total immersion in the insanity to keep from joining it. I’ve been thinking about the Republican ‘war on women’ lately, and the more I think the angrier I get. Some of my favorite people are women; my wife, my daughter, and my mother in particular. … Continue reading