Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction … The chain reaction of evil — hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars — must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. — Martin Luther King, Jr.
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly, I have yet to engage in a direct action campaign that was “well timed” in the view of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation. For years now I have heard the word “Wait!” It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This “Wait” has almost always meant “Never.” We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that “justice too long delayed is justice denied.” — MLK, Jr.
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death. — MLK, Jr. (Nah, we’re there already.)
How the Republicans honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Every now and then — right now, for example — I ponder how it was such a great mistake of Abraham Lincoln in reuniting the union. Without unification, the South would have been a Third World nation by 1900. Instead, it and its culture has become a terminal cancer in American democracy. Abe: Quality over quantity….
Here’s what a “blood libel” really is. So if President Palin is correct and not insultingly abusing the term, she and her ilk must be either tortured into repenting their evil, sinful ways or killed, by torture or otherwise. Choice is pretty clear: either she and hers are idiots or they should really be victims of an actual blood libel. Only problem — a minor one — is that unlike the actual blood libel, the accusations are actually all true in this instance….
Elite journalism is pretty heavy on the sludge, isn’t it? I mean, the signal to noise ratio is terrible. I mean, it takes an awfully feeble, debased definition of newsworthy to justify this.
Corporatist assholes — not the lawyers, but their client, Academic Advantage.
A coming Fail for Obomba, as he lets the Republicans tell him how to screw us for the benefit of the small elite who gives the GOP their orders.
Lesson from Tucson: That it’s incredible that being shot for no reason in a super-market parking lot might leave someone a little upset.