Sunday, 19 October 2014

Quote of the Week - Cornel West

"We want justice to roll down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream for our young folk."
WTF America?

What century do you think this is?

Exactly who in your sight is equal? Because it is not your citizens of any ethnicity that manifests as darkened pigmentation, not your citizens who are born as females, not your citizens who choose lifestyles other than heterosexuality, not your citizens who are less able than others.

It would seem that white, militarized males are the only citizens guaranteed their rights.

Cornel West was arrested in Ferguson for exercising his right to gather.

At what point is the Bill of Rights just a ball-point scribble on a napkin from a quick-brokered deal that can be thrown out with the trash?

Truth, America: This is the easy stuff. Civil Rights. Women's Rights. Same-Sex Relationship Rights. Disabled Rights. These are the easy issues. Here are the tough ones we ignore while we play this game over and over: aging infrastructure, climate change and its repercussions, free access to potable water, damage from fracking, massive polarization of wealth, aging population, broken health care system and so many more.

While you fight our very existence, we are the ones working on and solving these problems for you. We are the ones doing deep consideration, putting in our sweat equity, and suffering loss to build you a better future. You could at least stop knocking down our elders and leaders and throwing them in jail.

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