Black History Month

Storm a’coming

 

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“It is not light that we need, but fire;

it is not the gentle shower, but thunder.

We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.”

Frederick Douglass

I feel a storm a’coming.  This political climate is creating the Perfect Storm for unrest, resistance, change.  The people have become apathetic which has allowed a fox (or foxes) into the henhouse.  This administration want to destroy our institutions.  They want to destroy the EPA, Education, health care, our rights – everything that makes us a civilized country.  Stand up for our environment.  Stand up for our planet.  Stand up for the People.  ALL of the people.  I’m weary of being silent.  Wake up.

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Black History Month

 

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“Those who profess to favor freedom,

and yet depreciate agitation,

are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.”

Frederick Douglass

 

I kept my daughter’s college literature book.  It’s just like mine when I was in college, only better because it now contains works by Native Americans, black women and more black men.  We need their voices, we need all voices.  Frederick Douglass is enjoying a moment of revitalization in this Black History Month.  I wonder what he would say about the internal coup happening in our government and the grand marches of resistance around the world. He’d probably be out there leading the way.  So here’s to you, Frederick Douglass.