Sunday, February 8, 2015

If I had a daughter, she'd love books (video)

Ashley Wells, Dhr. Seven, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly; Albena Firotov (WKYC 3, FB)
(PeruseProject) Hold on, Madison. Regan says some are good but some are "overhyped."

Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman
Books? Books? Who needs free books? Who needs free books when you can buy a Kindle machine, leave it on the airplane, and lose your whole library at once instead of just passing on a cheap pulp paperback?

Who will speak in favor of books? Maybe Madison X, an eloquent little girl who loves books, possibly more than any other human, and gives an impromptu speech about it. If only Malcolm X or Dr. King had a daughter. (But they did have daughters). No, not literally, we mean in a figurative sense like "Shakespeare's sister," a real chip off the old block, a natural born public speaker like Madison. Special thanks to WKYC Channel 3, Cleveland (

What's so great about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. anyway, like, Why would we want another one after assassinating the first one? The fact is that in his day, Dr. King was not too popular. People -- particularly civil rights activists black and white -- thought he went too far by daring to question the U.S. military-industrial complex in Vietnam. But his friendship with Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh led him to realize that the first two most important things were not civil rights.

We're all in this together. March for jobs!
More important were economic rights and even more fundamental was peace. Unless we have peace, no one is free. We end up with a police state instead. Unless we have economic rights, it does not matter if we have civil rights legislation on the books because, What does it profit a group to have the right to attend the same movie theater or restaurant as others if that group cannot afford to exercise that right?

(KVR) "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence"

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