On this day in 1963, Martin Luther King wrote something interesting that applies to today:
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
He wrote this from a Birmingham jail which is a good reference point for you when using the frame "Historically, I'll be keeping good company," the next time you find yourself in jail for doing the right thing.
|King's Prison Letter|
On this day in 1982, the corporate beast totally revealed itself in the acts of one, Roger Smith, CEO of General Motors. After firing 1 in 6 of every GM worker, Smith wrote a new bonus plan giving raises to 6,000 executives. Yes, in a one-day period, Mr. Smith totally revealed how the upper 1% views the worth of a working man and woman. Of course, this attitude has continued to grow into the world of haves and have nots we have today where if you are a have, you refuse to acknowledge the have nots by blaming it on bad jeans and building a wall. Even Satan knows that's a sin.
You suck! Not me, I'm writing a blog about it for posterity.
Finally, my fellow pagan, in 1865 on this day, two days after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, mobs of protestors took to the streets in protest by attacking anyone they suspected of having southern sympathies or who failed to demonstrate what they deemed to be proper respect. Across the country people were beaten, stabbed, and in some cases, even lynched by the marauders.
Isn't it funny how the history books don't tell you this, and why? Because it scares the hell out of the 1% who were responsible for the assignation then to protect their Slave-Labor profits.
Peace Out.... Eso Terry.