funeral

I considered myself fortunate’ to catch an excerpt of the Coretta Scott King funeral on The Newshour last night. Then, this morning while watching Democracy Now, I found that the program had some video cuts of the speakers who confronted bush (who was at the funeral).’ The speakers highlighted were:

  • Reverend Joseph Lowery, who co-founded the Southern Leadership Conference with Dr. Martin Luther King.
  • Maya Angelou, poet, writer, activist.
  • President Jimmy Carter

If you have a few minutes, watch the video. You won’t regret it. My immediate reaction was, “good… people are confronting this small man to his face,” but then I started thinking about how courageous these individuals are to speak truth to power.’ This got me to thinking about the karl rove stuff. People all over are scared to speak out… especially Senators,… especially Republican Senators.

Everyone, who has thought about our present situation longer than the time needed to slap on a yellow bumper sticker, knows that enough is enough.’ Those in government who continue to give aid and comfort to this criminal administration have told us where their loyalties lie, and it is not with this country or the Constitution of’ The United States of America.

I mean to say, I want to see a better world.
I mean to say I want to see some peace somewhere.

I mean to say I want to see some honesty, some fair play
I want to see kindness and justice
This is what I want to see…

Maya Angelou

2 thoughts on “funeral”

  1. Wow! Excellent, top notch post. Sometimes, I feel like going door to door begging people to please, please stand up to this ruthless gang of thugs – together, we can do so much.

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