Poverty Is Not an Accident

Poverty Is Not an Accident
Nelson Mandela

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Angelou Wept

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 Are you weeping over the "kill" list? The drones over Pakistan & over US air space? Do you weep that a Monsanto CEO heads the FDA? Or that Wall Street controls every cabinet post, while our citizens are attacked by paramilitary forces for e
xercising their right to free speech? Do you weep that global warming wasn't mentioned in the Presidential debates? Do you weep that the only female candidate for President was arrested for attempting to participate in the debates? How moved are you by Guantanimo? Planning to write a Hallmark card about perpetual war, Lockheed Martin? General Electric? Halliburton? What happened to you, Angelou? Was being a real revolutionary too hard? Or is all that fat money just too soft. When did you turn into a lap dog? And why?

I was grateful to see President Obama’s victory speech. I was over the moon to see the audience. There were about 60 percent white voters the other 40 percent were African Americans, Asian, Spanish speaking etc. I wept at that spectacle, it told me that the pundits that continue in our country to try to polarize us, to keep us apart, are not succeeding. Americans are waking up not only to the truth, but the truth in each other. Hallelujah!

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