Since the recent tragedy that has befallen the proud and persevering nation of Haiti, there has been an outpouring of support followed by a few disturbing falsities being spread about the history of the island and its people. I wrote the following to shed some light on events during and around the Haitian Revolution.
Today we celebrate what would’ve been Martin Luther King’s 81st birthday. In doing this we take time out to reflect on his life and the words he delivered on the issues of peace and social justice.
Posting up excerpts of acceptance speeches for the Nobel Peace Prize by both President Obama and Martin Luther King. The natural thing is to make comparisons and perhaps demand that Obama be more King-like especially as he is sending 30 thousand more troops to Afghanistan…
Congratulations - President Barack Obama just won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples” the Norwegian Nobel Committee said... It came as a huge suprise to the people in the room as well as President Obama and his White House staff. The main reason for the shock was because up to now President Obama hasn’t done much in terms of foreign policy. We are still engaged in two wars with the President currently contemplating ramping things up in Afghanistan. That's not very peace-like in a lot of people’s minds.
Houston's 1st Lady TroubleSum, speaks on the failure of the Bush presidency and and the need for change. She calls Barack Obama a Malcom X or a Martin Luther King for this generation.
I always find this concept of Texas secession interesting. I especially find it interesting when I see and hear the way it's being framed. Words like ‘Freedom‘ ‘Independence‘ and ‘Oppression‘ are used suggesting that it's a noble endeavor and not something sinister. Some find the conversation compelling when it focuses on our main two parties Republicans and Democrats being a thorn in our collective sides that needs to be done away with. There’s lots of tough talk from secessionist about dissatisfaction with the Federal government which is very relatable when one looks at high unemployment rates, Wall Street Bankers getting bailed out, mismanaged wars and no Universal healthcare. All of this makes a secession argument intriguing.