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Weekend Meditation: Disturbing The Pieces -- ...

... Remaining Awake Through A Great Revolution

"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."
--- Dr Martin Luther King

Many of you know that on many occasions Ron Paul has named Martin Luther King as one of his personal heroes. Oh, there are many expedient reasons for a polititian to make that claim, and in this season of race card short shuffle, it would be popular to make that claim; but I'm convinced Dr. Paul's admiration for King is genuine. In the conservative circles in which Dr. Paul has run, it was courageous to state that affiliation, as he has for years. Though the left likes to claim Dr.King as their icon, the more you look into Martin Luther King's career and philosophy,( not the least of which was his stick-his-neck-out, bold antiwar stance where you can't help but recognize the comparison) the alignment of the two Drs. becomes all the more understandable.

I've heard those who would divide from the right push their smug agenda of personal oppobrium, but that has never daunted my honoring Dr. King's career; nor, I imagine, has it given much pause in Dr. Paul's assessment. I'll admit the more I recognize the humanity of Martin Luther King's life, the more I appreciate his heroicism.

Those who have followed some of my recent posts have no doubt noticed that I see Damon Vrabel's Renaissance 2.0 series as a culmination, on a rational level, of all I have hoped to impart to your subconscious in my meandering Weekend Meditations these past few years.

http://www.dailypaul.com/node/139873

At Vrabel's website he makes this statement by way of biographical context:

"Favorite youtube videos:
Martin Luther King speeches. We've been trained to see him through our political lens. Big mistake. See him as a human and the words will affect you in profound ways."
http://www.csper.org/bio.html

This remark of Vrabel, together with where we find ourselves at this stage of our revolution, inspired me to revisit the pages of my shared hero's messages from the past. I want to offer some salient reminiscences rediscovered. I hope this voice speaks to you with some of the poignancy I encountered in memorial:

Don't let the cheap interest group ploys of polititians , and their handlers, co-op the fundamental truths of King's legacy. Own your response.

"I accept this award today with an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in the future of mankind. I refuse to accept despair as the final response to the ambiguities of history. I refuse to accept the idea that the "isness" of man's present nature makes him morally incapable of reaching up for the eternal "oughtness" that forever confronts him. I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsam and jetsam in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."

Nobel Prize acceptance speech (1964)

r`Evolution Of Value

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-5Yga9cByk&feature=related

"On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, "Is it safe?" Expediency asks the question, "Is it politic?" And Vanity comes along and asks the question, "Is it popular?" But Conscience asks the question "Is it right?" And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right ..."
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf-7FzVLJts&feature=related

Emancipate !




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Wow, what a great thread

thanks, for putting this together for us.

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

bump

I needed this.

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Radical Revolution of Values

Please listen people ...and LL, put this one on your awesome site:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-5Yga9cByk&feature=related

Love

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

great video

I will add it I just need my friend to come back from Florida he is the one that helps me out with the site.

Love&Peace*))
LL

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

What we need, desperately, is more and more of the power of No!

"It is only the slavish obedience to authority, the reluctance and refusal to break the damned rules and "cause trouble," that makes the elites and their hold on power possible. Take away that obedience, take away the refusal to deny the legitimacy of the ruling elites and their demands that all the rest of us support them in their rule, and they have nothing. The elites know that; most Americans don't ...

The ruling class is corrupt, immoral, deadly, and entirely illegitimate. Their greatest fear is that you will realize it.

"The power of "No" is far, far greater than most people ever permit themselves to understand."~Arthur Silber

"We live in an age where murderous pig-stickers and corporate Coprophagoi demand that we tip our caps to them, sing songs of their goodness and glory, and praise the hideous system they have made. For generations now, we have taught our children that this is the way the world should be, this is the only form of reality -- this crabbed, cruel, diminished, hollowed-out travesty."

The power of "No" that Silber speaks of is the most positive, productive response you can make to such insanity. Saying no to cooperation with evil, in whatever form it takes, on whatever scale -- including the scale of our own chaotic, wandering, mysterious psyches. What we need, desperately, is more and more of the power of No -- and the determination to live in -- and live for -- those moments of connection and awareness that the free flow of being can provide."~Chris Floyd

http://www.dailypaul.com/node/139786#comment-1492898

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Renaissance 2.0: An extraordinary enlightenment with Damon Vrabel
http://www.dailypaul.com/node/139873

Weekend Meditation: Disturbing The Pieces -- ...
http://www.dailypaul.com/node/140831

International Banking Cartel & Federal Reserve Planning to Start World War 3
http://www.dailypaul.com/node/139786

The Psychopathic Criminal Enterprise Called America
http://www.dailypaul.com/node/137512

Memo to the Victims: You Yourselves Will Pay for the Crimes of the Ruling Class
http://www.dailypaul.com/node/138066

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Sorry for what may be an overly long compilation ...but I'm up to my eyeballs in ripe tomatoes and under other temporary time constraints!
For those who may have missed some of these.
Love, LB

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

Tell Them -- 'You Ain't Mov'in'...

... because ...

................. 'I ain't mov'in'

A boycott is when you wait for everyone else to stand with you ( I imagine that's the 'boy' part of the derivation). When you are ready to be your own man, or woman ... you just make up your own mind.

"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear."

---Rosa Parks

http://www.dailypaul.com/node/139873#comment-1500280

For me ... there's too much 'movement' in 'boy'-cot .............

................... It is within my control to stop being taken for a ride .......

......... STOP ...... riding along ........

'Mancot !', he shrugged.

Thanks for these inspiring quotes

He has said so many things that people should listen to. People claim they honor him but they don't by their works.

That last question is profound. People keep voting for the same old thing rather than voting their conscience and look where we are.

Healthnut4freedom

The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22

Radical Revolution of Values

Yes it's time to reflect anew on these very moving words by MLK..such beautiful, passionate and truthful words. Speaks to my heart ..good to listen to him again.
We will get there..one day!
Thank you!

* Thank you, LibBerte, I'm catching up and will explore more on Vrabel's CSPER, in the meantime I'm trying to focus on the joys of being small! ;-)

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

Thank you so much

great informative uplifting post...goose bumps.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

" We are heirs to a legacy of creative protest."

http://www.dailypaul.com/node/58648#comment-617599

"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."

http://www.dailypaul.com/node/48623

Wow

"On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, "Is it safe?" Expediency asks the question, "Is it politic?" And Vanity comes along and asks the question, "Is it popular?" But Conscience asks the question "Is it right?" And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right ..."

Just, wow...

Full Disclosure

As long as we are cutting and pasting King's penetrating sermons let me say there is much depth here for our inspiration.

I will tell you the subtitle: 'Remaining Awake Through A Great Revolution' are not my words.

Thank you LibBerte

This is one of my favorite Dr.King quotes!! Thank you

"But Conscience asks the question "Is it right?" And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right ..."

I will read and watch in full later today! Heading off to go hiking/fishing! I sent Vrabels 2.0 to several people and the Matrix poem also!

Have a great day!

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

Piecing Together ...

... The Remnant of world freedom.

Your agenda inspires hope, Belle. The wikiquote link is full of timeless context. I know you will like the 2 short videos I selected and how they fit our current context.