- "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.”
Tag Archives: Neo-Feudalism
The following letter was sent to our dishonorable governor, Pat McCrory, earlier this week and is republished here as a public service to the citizens of North Carolina: February 14, 2013 The Honorable Pat McCrory Governor of North Carolina 116 West Jones Street Raleigh, North Carolina 27603-8001 Dear “Governor” McCrory, NC WARN has obtained your most recent Statement of Economic Interest filing from the NC Ethics Commission, which shows your ownership of a large amount of Duke Energy stock as … Continue reading
We cry shame on the feudal baron who forbade the peasant to turn a clod of earth unless he surrendered to his lord a fourth of his crop. We called those the barbarous times. But if the forms have changed, the relations have remained the same, and the worker is forced, under the name of free contract, to accept feudal obligations. For, turn where he will, he can find no better conditions. Everything has become private property, and he must … Continue reading
Today a local news station posted a follow-up report on another “truck-hits-bridge” incident that happened yesterday. In their report they referenced a report from AAA stating that over 5,800 of North Carolina’s more than 13,000 bridges (almost 1/3) are “structurally deficient” and/or “functionally obsolete”. Bridges are just one facet of our nation’s aging infrastructure; a system in desperate need of costly repairs, but we can’t find the money to do more than scratch the surface of the problem. Why? Because … Continue reading