Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Killing the Man Makes the Idea Stronger

And in 50 years, the idea attacked on a Memphis balcony has rarely had a more worthy champion.

Political Animal:
* The man I would call the “moral compass of this country,” Rev. William Barber, had some words to share recently.
Four diseases, all connected, now threaten the nation’s social and moral health: racism, poverty, environmental devastation, and the war economy—sanctified by the heresy of Christian nationalism. Since the 2016 presidential election, when white rage propelled a candidate endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan into the White House, racism has been more prominent in public life. Nearly every politician in the United States condemned “hate” after the violence by anti-black, anti-Semitic, and anti-gay white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, last summer. Racism and white supremacy, however, are not about hate. They are about power. The question is not whether politicians condemn hate, but whether they promote the policy agenda of white supremacy.


Gerald Parks said...

Now THAT is a clear eyed observation of the TRUTH of America!
white supremacist ideology IS the foundation, source and fuel of American racism!
It is and has been from this Nation's inception been about power and control!

Yellow Dog said...

If you haven't seen Rev. Barber's speech at the Democratic Convention, here it is:

As they say, the man preaches the paint off the walls.

Gerald Parks said...

Thank you Yellow Dog!
Hadn't seen that one by Rev Barber.
I am familiar with him and his work ... I am with HIM!
To paraphrase....