Thursday, February 28, 2013

In Malcolm's Own Words

File Under:  Hearing is Believing

When someone else has already said something you need to say better than you could ever say it, it is often better to sit back and let that person talk.  Therefore, for this post I am going to let Brother Malcolm speak.

Every endeavor must be rooted in love.  Our differences are only skin-deep.  Inside we all are the same and want the same things.

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness -- this is every human being's birthright.  No one can take this away.

A righteous person cannot rest in the face of tyranny because righteousness and oppression cannot coexist.

True progress will never happen so long as some of us deny the past and others of us use it to keep us divided.  We must own up to our mistakes and forgive, but never forget.

Economic, social, and spiritual poverty is a symptom, not the disease itself.

It is all right to think differently, to feel differently, and to believe differently.  The battle is not over ideas, we are not fighting for the supremacy of one idea or another.  We are fighting over the survival of us all.

We have to put the common interest ahead of our our own because we cannot win that struggle as a disjointed people.

Just as we will go nowhere as a people divided so too will we go nowhere with our eyes and ears closed, head in the sand, refusing to acknowledge the reality of our times.

We cannot suckle at the teat of the media for what to think, or corporations for scraps, or the government for our liberties.  We must create the society in which we want to live.

The time for passivity is gone.  Our country and our world is on the precipice of a calamitous fall that cannot be recovered from.  Inaction means certain doom.  We have no choice but to enlist in this fight.  The alternative is too costly to consider, and every moment we lose brings us closer to that horrible reality.

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