Thursday, August 11, 2011

Riots Spark Hope


"Riots are the voice of the unheard."

Martin Luther King

"Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, 
the drama of human life would be destroyed."

Winston Churchill

"When Congress makes a joke,
it's a law,
and when they make a law,
it's a joke." 

Will Rogers



During political campaigns,
those running for office
know what we want to hear.

When they achieve office,
they suddenly get disconnected 
from us, 
the people.

I am NOT in favor of violence. 

But when the geniuses in charge of our system
undo hard won rights
and wealth of the people,
in response to THEIR OWN mistakes
it does my heart GOOD
to see the people rise up.

As an American, 
I am a child of revolution,

and I believe with all my heart
in government, OF the People,
By the People,
and For the People.

This is what I want
for all the people
of our world

the people of our State of Wisconsin
 held recall elections
to unseat legislators
who stole their public workers'
right of collective bargaining
with the stroke of a pen.

We have been mis-lead
and misdirected for too long
as malefactors of great wealth
have stolen the common wealth of this
and other nations
from the People
to whom they rightfully belong.

By Martin Fletcher, NBC News correspondent
LONDON -- As political and social protests grip the Middle East, are growing in Europe and a riot exploded in north London this weekend, here's a sad truth, expressed by a Londoner when asked by a television reporter: Is rioting the correct way to express your discontent?
"Yes," said the young man. "You wouldn't be talking to me now if we didn't riot, would you?"
The TV reporter from Britain's ITV had no response. 

So the young man pressed his advantage.

"Two months ago we marched to Scotland Yard,  more than 2,000 of us, all blacks, and it was peaceful and calm and you know what? Not a word in the press. Last night a bit of rioting and looting and look around you."
Eavesdropping from among the onlookers, I looked around. A dozen TV crews and newspaper reporters interviewing the young men everywhere.

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Below are more inspiring quotes:

" A government for the people
must depend for its success
on the intelligence, the morality, the justice,
and the interest 
of the people themselves.  "

Grover Cleveland

US President

“Budgets are moral documents.”

Tavis Smiley

" Government of the people,
by the people, for the people, 
shall not perish from the Earth.  "

Abraham Lincoln

" Great artists suffer for the people.  "
Marvin Gaye

" I choose bold. I choose action.
I choose what's right for the people. 
I choose to make a difference.  "

Bill Richardson