"With skillful manipulating of the press,
they're able to make the victim look like the criminal,
and the criminal look like the victim."
- Malcolm X
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This is not a question of censorship.
It is simply a matter of
"Responsibility in Free Speech!"
- Dr Martin Luther King, Jr (1963)
A cartoon can convey a powerful message.
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Satire can also effectively relate to events in the past
or to concerns and issues of the present.
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The Inaugural Address
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President Barack Obama
RACE IN AMERICA -
By Condoleezza Rice, Ph.D.
Question: Madame Secretary…
Secretary Rice: America doesn’t have an easy time dealing with race. I sit in my office and the portrait immediately over my shoulder is Thomas Jefferson, because he was my first predecessor. He was the first secretary of state. And sometimes I think to myself, what would he think — (laughter) — a Black woman secretary of state as his…successor, 65 times removed? What would he think that the last two successors have been Black Americans? And so, obviously, when this country was founded, the words that were enshrined in all of our great documents and that have been such an inspiration to people around the world, for the likes of Vaclav Havel, associate themselves with those documents. They didn’t have meaning for an overwhelming element of our founding population. And Black Americans were a founding population. Africans and Europeans came here and founded this country together — Europeans by choice and Africans in chains.
And that’s not a very pretty reality of our founding, and I think that particular birth defect makes it hard for us to confront it, hard for us to talk about it, and hard for us to realize that it has continuing relevance for who we are today. But that relevance comes in two strains. On the one hand, there’s the relevance that descendents of slaves, therefore, did not get much of a head start. And I think you continue to see some of the effects of that. On the other hand, the tremendous efforts of many, many, many people, some of whom, whose names we will never know and some individuals’ names who we do know, to be impatient with this country for not fulfilling its own principles, has led us down a path that has put African-Americans in positions and places that, I think, nobody would have even thought at the time that Dr. King was assassinated. And so we deal daily with this contradiction, this paradox about America, that on the one hand, the birth defect continues to have effects on our country, and indeed, on the discourse and effects on perhaps the deepest thoughts that people hold; and on the other hand, the enormous progress that has been made by the efforts of Blacks and whites together, to finally fulfill those principles…
The above remarks are excerpted from an interview by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice with The Washington Times editorial board, March 27, 2008.
You may read
The "Good Book"
Media abuse and
irresponsiblity are grounds for righteous indignation
- exposing the blatant hypocrisy that threatens life on the entire planet.
Please take time to read:
February 7, 2006
II Chronicles 7:14
where it really starts.
Dear Children of God:
"If I shut up the heavens and there is no rain; if I command the locusts to ravage the land; or if I loose pestilence against My people, when My people, who bear My name, humble themselves, pray, and seek My favor and turn from their evil ways, I will hear in My heavenly abode and forgive their sins and heal their land."
Kethuvim - II Chronicles 7.13-14
Tanakh - The Holy Scriptures
The New JPS Translation - According to the Traditional Hebrew Text
WHEN will humanity finally say "NO" to the insanity and wickedness of hatred, violence, warfare and terrorism ?
"When we look at modern man, we have to face the fact that modern man suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit. Which stands in glaring contrast to his scientific and technological abundance. We've learned to fly the air like birds, we've learned to swim the seas like fish, and yet we haven't learned to walk the earth as brothers and sisters."
-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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