#MoralMonday"The reality is not that I lack respect for the law; it’s that I have greater respect for justice."
"...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.
“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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I found this piece a few days ago and found it compelling in it’s passion and honesty. As an American of European descent I have often felt embarrassment and regret over the actions and attitudes of my peers and my ancestors, both direct and indirect. Call it guilt by association or whatever you like, the truth is that we of European extraction are the beneficiaries of an ugly, genocidal past, divorced from reality by a culture created by the victors – … Continue reading
At the beginning, when the Earth was fresh and new, the Great Spirit, sent down His Raven to enjoy this new creation. As Raven soared down from cloud to cloud he began to take the color of the snow crystals that touched his wings, each crystal being different, like the creation on the earth. The Great Spirit told him, you will be like the snow flakes you have gathered on your wings, a part of everything new, everything that I … Continue reading