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Wed Apr 2, 2014, 05:27 PM

"The Arc of the Moral Universe is Long But it Bends Toward Justice"

MLK was not a naive man by any stretch of the imagination. He believed these words and so do I. To discount the progress of history is to discount history and focus on the narrow, limited stretch of your immediate perception.

A mere hundred years ago, an eyeblink in historical measure, there were no civil rights at all for women, minorities and homosexuals, no child labor laws, no 5 day work week, no minimum wage, no unions and on and on and on.

To deny this progress because we have not yet completely destroyed the reactionary, regressive forces of humanity, is to deny truth, to deny history and deny hope.

We will never achieve perfection, we will never vanquish those that wish dominate and enslave, but we will acheive progress, mostly incremental, and slow and hard slogged, but occasionally explosive. And there will be setbacks and defeats and steps backwards.

But history shows, all of history shows, that inevitably and without fail, we progress. If we didn't, none of us would likely be here now typing on computers and debating the efficacy of Obamacare.

Deny progress at your own peril. Wallow in cynicism and ultimately it will only dimish you, personally. The universe will continue to progress anyway and those of us that embrace it and acknowledge the progress will pass you by.

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Reply "The Arc of the Moral Universe is Long But it Bends Toward Justice" (Original post)
Skraxx Apr 2014 OP
Avalux Apr 2014 #1
Skraxx Apr 2014 #2
DearAbby Apr 2014 #6
cpwm17 Apr 2014 #3
upaloopa Apr 2014 #4
Skraxx Apr 2014 #5
DearAbby Apr 2014 #7
Skraxx Apr 2014 #8

Response to Skraxx (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 05:30 PM

1. How about this.

If every single one of us banished our negative thoughts and BELIEVED that good will prevail, it will. Can it really be that simple?

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Response to Avalux (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 05:32 PM

2. No, It Takes Hard Work, But There A Plenty of Good People Who are doing That Work, And Their efforts

are worth much more than cynicism that is so rampant from a vocal few.

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Response to Avalux (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 08:43 PM

6. Yes it can be done.

First must be the will.

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein

And If you are not part of the solution, you are the problem. We must change the way we think in this country. Darwin's survival of the fittest is not true. This way of thinking always ends in conflict. We must change this. We are interconnected, we do have a responsibility to our communities, our country, and each other.

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Response to Skraxx (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 05:49 PM

3. In the world there is much less war now and far fewer people die in violent deaths than in the past

 

There are greedy sociopaths in the US and elsewhere that hate that fact and we all must make it a high priority that they stay out of power.

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Response to Skraxx (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 06:57 PM

4. People like MLK fight for justice not for themselves

but for those who come after them. Today's SCOTUS will move us away from justice and it will be the job of young people to work to overcome the injustice not for themselves but for their children.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 07:19 PM

5. It's a Job For All of Us, Not Just Young People

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Response to Skraxx (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 08:53 PM

7. Here here.

"The Arc of the Moral Universe is Long But it Bends Toward Justice" - MLK

How can we lose? Stand on this principle. Stop fighting the direction of the universe, may as well hit your heads on brick walls. We clearly see from the Right, evidence of head- pounding against brick walls. How can we lose?

This election is the 2008 election 2.0, The Republicans want a do over, let's fucking give it to them. I'm motivated. I'm in.

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Response to DearAbby (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 12:39 PM

8. Yup, GOTV!

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