I’ve heard this line for the longest time-we should turn the other cheek and not stand up for ourselves, or ask for support from people who could help us, while our oppressors beat the crap out of us! No more! The old high-school civics lessons are over.
The magic word for today, kids, is BOYCOTT!
Alex Jones has another conspiracy theory, that liberals planned to start a civil war on July 4th. The right-wing is proving to be a lot of fraidy-cats; during the Obama administration, they stocked up on firearms, thinking that he’s take them away-but if they stockpile firearms, that’ll just be more arms for him to confiscate (duh!). For decades, liberals and leftists have been called “weak” on law and order (meaning the repressing of minorities in the name of “public safety”) and weak on national defense (meaning the starting of wars against people who are fighting a repressive regime). Now, the rightists are scared that the big, bad leftists are DARING to stand up to them. Let ’em BE scared! They’ll continue to assert our rights.
White people are calling the cops on Black people for such things as playing golf, waiting in the Starbucks, selling water, holding a cookout, and now for campaigning for office? This is getting ridiculous!
On Wednesday, June 20, I went with members of congregations affiliated with POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Worship, Empower, and Rebuild) to Harrisburg for a “Day of Action” to support a fair funding formula for all the school districts in Pennsylvania; it’s of particular interest for Philadelphia, since the city’s schools are notoriously underfunded, as are other school districts with large minority student bodies. I wrote an article about the event, and it is out in today’s edition of the Philadelphia Public Record. Please look it up, thanks.