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I like South America. You know, Texas.



Viva Tejas! And all the rest of them.

Sounds petty, But that 'black nurse' thing cuts to the quick. Just a nursin' something along but not

caring if the patient ever gets cured for the money. I don't know if the people that she's speaking of really knew what was going on. Perhaps we want to believe there was no malice in that one person. But the rest was regimes doing experiments on POWs, but with a smiling face.

That little adventure in, take your pick, eugenics or genocide, that depends on the perspective, was one of the most depraved things we studied in HS history class.

They watched those men die horrible deaths and pass the disease around. It's like AA's have been POWs in the place of their birth.

As someone said, this is a white problem, we have to get through to the people who can't accept. Find all the solutions, try them out, keep listening.

Despite still having trouble in South Africa, one of the most remarkable thing was the process of Reconcillation by Mandela and Tutu. The colonists in a way, did not deserve such a gift from those they'd wronged.

At this point, it is on the white community to fix this, to reach out, to change minds. If we want a future for our country, we are going to have to do our part.

Thanks for all these details, Cha. I don't tweet, the brevity and the system of it seem so limiting. Most of them I've read don't make a lot of sense, but these tweets were condensed and got right to the point!

Oh, my god. There it is. Not very original, though...

Oh, FFS! I am officially creeped out now!



The Paulites didn't go anywhere, still just as fanatical as always. The ones I've run into still have that look as if possessed.

And they do hate, god how they hate. They still have their Obama the witch doctor in white face with the bloody mouth posters up and a lot of attitude.

Some are all out nationalists of either the Christian persuasion, armed and ready to shoot some liberals. Bad company to keep.



It's something to think about...

He has achieved a level many have been held back from and his actions to uplift the poor show he doesn't consider think of himself separate or better in any way. Personal growth seems to require all of those steps.

FDR explains the danger of not providing a 'hand up' for people:

True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.

That's the group suffering at the bottom of the pyramid. Those are the people the GOP wants to be increasingly desperate to force then to accept their fascism.

Since the GOP is determined to eliminate the social safety net, Democrats have been forced to remind them of this concept. To shame them in the view of the public, if at all possible, or to just make things work at all.

The evil eye. Turn it off!




Another to lift you up. Remember this?



U2 City Of Blinding Lights Live (Obama Inaugural Celebration)


It was directly after singing their first song, Pride (In The Name Of Love) ~ U2 and they spoke about and to Obama. There is more at the link at the end of this post.

In a post-concert interview, Bono said that the 'Ideal of America' belongs to the world. That we own the country, but not the 'Ideal of America.'

Martin Luther King, Jr. said:

'I say to you that our goal is freedom, and I believe we are going to get there because however much she strays away from it, the goal of America is freedom.'


America is an Ideal in the process of being fulfilled. I believe that and it lifts me up.

City of Blinding Lights ~ U2

The more you see the less you know
The less you find out as you go
I knew much more then than I do now

Neon heart dayglo eyes
A city lit by fireflies
They're advertising in the skies
For people like us

And I miss you when you're not around
I'm getting ready to leave the ground....

Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh

Oh you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Don't look before you laugh
Look ugly in a photograph
Flash bulbs purple irises
The camera can't see

I've seen you walk unafraid
I've seen you in the clothes you made
Can you see the beauty inside of me?
What happened to the beauty I had inside of me?

And I miss you when you're not around
I'm getting ready to leave the ground

Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh

Oh you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Time... time
Won't leave me as I am
But time won't take the boy out of this man

Oh you look so beautiful tonight
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

The more you know the less you feel
Some pray for others steal
Blessings are not just for the ones who kneel... luckily

http://www.democraticunderground.com/110212121#post9

BTW, that was a great OP you wrote yesterday or the day before, I was unable to reply to it at the time I read it. Could you post the link to it here? TIA.

Thanks, it's as timely now as it was then. I found two video versions:



It is the entire speech, but it's with a still. But someone may want to hear his voice here without going to the page. I found another one in color, but it is not complete. Here it is:



It is not out of line for PBO to speak on this. The routine attacks on him, from those saying he has no right to speak or those who call his words 'a great speech' as a slur against his integrity, are sad.

We need to move ahead. Those who don't, will be left behind and it's their choice.

JFK spoke very clearly to this about doing what is right and just. MLK said that America is not a place, but an ideal. We will fulfill our destiny.



They cannot take our pride.



U2 Live from Lincoln Memorial Obama Inaugural Celebration (Pride & City of Blinding Lights)


Uploaded on Jan 20, 2009

"Let Freedom Ring..."

"On this spot where we're standing, 46 years ago, Dr King had a dream. On Tuesday, that dream comes to pass." U2 performed 'Pride' and 'City of Blinding LIghts' to an audience of 400,000 in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on January 18th, 2009.

Samuel L Jackson recalled Martin Luther King and how "a band from Ireland was moved by Dr King's message and his sacrifice and wrote a song to remember and honour him..."

"Let freedom ring," announced Bono as U2 arrived on stage and struck up the opening bars of Pride (In The Name of Love). This is not just an American dream,' he said. "Also an Irish dream, an European dream, an African dream an Israeli dream ... and also a Palestinian dream."

'Let freedom ring, let freedom ring....' he continued, as Edge played the opening chords to City of Blinding Lights. "What a thrill for four Irish boys from the north side of Dublin to honour you sir, the next president of the United States, Barack Obama...'

Pride (In The Name Of Love) ~ U2

One man come in the name of love
One man come and go
One come he to justify
One man to overthrow

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love

One man caught on a barbed wire fence
One man he resist
One man washed on an empty beach.
One man betrayed with a kiss

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love

(nobody like you...)

Early morning, April 4
Shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love...


City of Blinding Lights ~ U2

The more you see the less you know
The less you find out as you go
I knew much more then than I do now

Neon heart dayglo eyes
A city lit by fireflies
They're advertising in the skies
For people like us

And I miss you when you're not around
I'm getting ready to leave the ground....

Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh

Oh you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Don't look before you laugh
Look ugly in a photograph
Flash bulbs purple irises
The camera can't see

I've seen you walk unafraid
I've seen you in the clothes you made
Can you see the beauty inside of me?
What happened to the beauty I had inside of me?

And I miss you when you're not around
I'm getting ready to leave the ground

Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh

Oh you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Time... time
Won't leave me as I am
But time won't take the boy out of this man

Oh you look so beautiful tonight
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

The more you know the less you feel
Some pray for others steal
Blessings are not just for the ones who kneel... luckily

We will have our dream of human equality. Those who do not respect our ideals and the promise of the ages, can wail and gnash their teeth. We will go forward in celebration and joy into the future that we will make together.

That is the voice of NE-YO.



Forward - NE-YO

You can’t give up on hope
Each other’s hand we hold
We’re on a long hard road
But we travel it together
We pull each other up
We fill each other’s cup
So we all have enough
We’re all in this together
Oh, we’re halfway there
So stand up, if you care (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

Chorus:
Forward – we need to make our way
Forward – each and every day
Forward – you need to vote and say
Keep us moving forward.
Forward – building every day
Forward – yeah, we’re on our way
Forward – so let ‘em hear you say
We’ll move this country forward.
ooh, oh yeah, ooh ah, we’ll move this country forward.

Yes, things are still tough now
But take a moment and think how
We’ve come so far and how
We did it all together
For all and not just some
For the many, not just one
And we’re so far from done
It’s a clearing in the weather
No time to back down
We’re on our way to higher ground, yeah

Chorus:
Forward – we need to make our way
Forward – each and every day
Forward - you need to vote and say
Keep us moving forward.
Forward – building every day
Forward – yeah we’re on our way
Forward – so let ‘em hear you say
We’ll move this country forward.

Oh, we’re halfway there,
So stand up if you care.

Forward – responsibility
Forward – and dignity
Forward - and civility
Hey! Keep us moving forward.
Forward – with equality
Forward – and stability
Forward – and humanity
Keep us moving forward.

Chorus:
Forward – we need to make our way
Forward – each and every day
Forward - you need to vote and say
Keep us moving forward.
Forward – building every day
Forward – yeah we’re on our way
Forward – so let ‘em hear you say
We’ll move this country forward.
ooh, oh yeah, ooh ah, we’ll move this country forward.



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