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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 12:40 PM
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The words of Martin Luther King
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 01:08 PM
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1. transcript of 3rd video
All we say to America is 'be true to what you said on paper'. If I lived in China, or even Russia, or any totalitarian country, maybe I could understand some of these illegal injunctions. Maybe I could understand the denial of certain basic first amendment privileges, because they have not committed themselves to that, over there.
But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly.
Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech.
Somewhere I read of the freedom of press.
Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest FOR RIGHTS.
And so just as I say we are not gonna let any dogs or water hoses turn us around, we aren't going to let any injunction turn us around.
Well I don't know what will happen now.

We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I have been to the mountain top. I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life, longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will, and he's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight, that we as a people will get to the promised land!

So I'm happy tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.

...

One day, we will have to stand before the God of history. And we will talk in terms of things we've done. It seems that I can hear the God of history saying "that was not enough. For I was hungry, and you fed me not."

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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 01:59 PM
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A time comes when silence is betrayal. That time has come for us.

Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men do not easily assume the task of opposing their government's policy, especially in time of war. And I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence on the oppressed in the ghettoes, without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today - my own government.

What do they think as we test out our latest weapons on them, just as the Germans tested out new medicine and new tortures in the concentration camps of Europe? Now that is little left to build on save bitterness. We are met by deep but understandable mistrust. To speak for them is to explain this lack of confidence in western words, and especially their distrust of American intentions now. The world now demands a maturity of America, that we may not be able to achieve. This way of settling differences is not just.

A nation that continues, year after year, to spend more money on military defense, than on programs of social uplift, is approaching spiritual death.

Somehow this madness must cease. We must stop now. I speak as one who loves America - to the leaders of our own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it, must be ours.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 03:05 PM
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bighart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 03:23 PM
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4. Kick
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 04:01 PM
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5. thanks, I sorta felt like a one man band
but I gotta disagree with your sig line, although I got a chuckle out of it. I happen to like people like me and think the world could use more of them. It would kinda be like the opposite of this movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0130423/
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bighart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 05:37 PM
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7. I understand liking people that are like ourselves but
we really do need diversity, nothing worse than being surround by "clones" or "yes men".
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 06:00 PM
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8. not to worry
I am so cantankerous I would surely argue with myself



no I wouldn't



yes, I would
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bighart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 07:33 PM
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9. My sig line is meant to be taken tounge in cheek
but there really is a bigger message in it. We need diversity and more than one point of view to truly understand and relate to the world around us. Being open minded and willing to see things from another persons point of view I believe are the hallmarks of empathy and compassion.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 05:19 PM
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