Saturday, September 06, 2008

Everyone Has a Role and Each Must Play Their Part.

Willie Lynch Letter & The Making Of A Slave

"I did not want to be mistreated, I did not want to be deprived of a seat that I had paid for. It was just time... there was opportunity for me to take a stand to express the way I felt about being treated in that manner. I had not planned to get arrested. I had plenty to do without having to end up in jail. But when I had to face that decision, I didn't hesitate to do so because I felt that we had endured that too long. The more we gave in, the more we complied with that kind of treatment, the more oppressive it became." ROSA PARKS

The Avenger Comes

As certainly as the dawn of new day, the Avenger comes,
but we cannot see him, and know not his character,
for darkness that engulfs us blinds our sight.
Is he a man of God; Christ Jesus come again?
or is he vengeful after his own cause, an Inquisitor,
who will inflict terror on those who oppose his rule?
We who seek and pray for justice must turn to God
for his solace is the hope of multitudes;
we must be diligent in our labors,
for the day of Righteousness comes.
But who approaches the near horizon --
the Son of Man, or another would-be god?

We stand at the gates of Babylon, her secrets exposed;
we have defrocked black-robed pretenders
who inflict the rule of private courts,
and have unraveled the myth of convoluted law.
These truths cannot be defamed -- they are candles
set in the midst of reprobates.
It is for them that the Avenger comes.

We who seek justice have touched the face of grief,
asking mercy for neighbor and friend;
we have labored to secure and expose the truth,
but have been rebuffed by proud, sanctimonious liars
who bloat themselves on pirated fruits,
the spoils of countrymen and kin.
How shall we greet the Avenger who comes?
Shall we demand justice, or again ask mercy,
That the reprobate, or at least his attendant, be spared?

Dan Meador; February 24, 1998; FMC-Lexington, at Lexington, Kentucky

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.
~Ayn Rand~

We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.
~Tom Stoppard~

Evil is unspectacular and always human,
and shares our bed and eats at our own table.
~W. H. Auden~

The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.
~Ben Okri ~

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
~Mahatma Gandhi~
Indian political and spiritual leader (1869 - 1948)

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
~Mahatma Gandhi~
Indian political and spiritual leader (1869 - 1948)

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