Apocalyptic Boredom

Why We Can't Wait

Some revolutionary fervor from Dr. King.
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

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A methodology and philosophy of revolution is neither born nor accepted overnight. From the moment it emerges, it is subjected to rigorous tests, opposition, scorn and prejudice. The old guard in any society resents new methods, for old guards wear the decorations and medals won by waging battle in the accepted manner. Often opposition comes not only from the conservatives, who cling to tradition, but also from the extremist militants, who favor neither the old nor the new.

Many of these extremists misread the significance and intent of nonviolence because they failed to perceive that militancy is also the father of the nonviolent way. Angry exhortation from street corners and stirring calls for the Negro to arm and go forth to do battle stimulate loud applause. But when the applause dies, the stirred and the stirring return to their homes and lie in their beds for still one more night with no progress in view. They cannot solve the problem they face because they have offered no challenge but only a call to arms, which they themselves are unwilling to lead, knowing that doom would be its reward. They cannot solve the problem because they seek to overcome a negative situation with negative means. They cannot solve the problem because they do not reach and move into sustained action the large groups of people necessary to attract attention and convey the determination of the majority. The conservatives who say, “Let us not move so fast,” and extremists who say, “Let us go out and whip the world,” would tell you that they are as far apart as the poles. But there is a striking parallel: They accomplish nothing – for they do not reach the people who have a crying need to be free.

We had decided to limit the first few days’ efforts to sit-ins. Being prepared for a long struggle, we felt it best to begin modestly, with a limited number of arrests each day. By rationing our energies in this manner, we would help toward the buildup and drama of a growing campaign. The first demonstrations were, accordingly, not spectacular, but they were well organized. Operating on a precise timetable, small groups maintained a series of sit-ins at lunch counters in the downtown department stores and drugstores. When the demonstrators were asked to leave and refused, they were arrested under the local “trespass after warning” ordinance. By Friday night, there had been no disturbances worth note. Evidently neither Bull Connor, the segregationist police commissioner of Birmingham, nor the merchants expected this quiet beginning to blossom into a large-scale operation.

On one dramatic occasion even Bull Connor’s men were shaken. It was a Sunday afternoon, when several hundred Birmingham Negroes had determined to hold a prayer meeting near the city jail. They gathered at the New Pilgrim Baptist Church and began an orderly march. Bull Connor ordered out the police dogs and fire hoses. When the marchers approached the border between the white and Negro areas, Connor ordered them to turn back. The Reverend Charles Billups, who was leading the march, politely refused. Enraged, Bull Connor whirled on his men and shouted:

“Dammit. Turn on the hoses.”

What happened in the next 30 seconds was one of the most fantastic events of the Birmingham story. Bull Connor’s men, their deadly hoses poised for action, stood facing the marchers. The marchers, many of them on their knees, stared back, unafraid and unmoving. Slowly the Negroes stood up and began to advance. Connor’s men, as though hypnotized, fell back, their hoses sagging uselessly in their hands while several hundred Negroes marched past them, without further interference, and held their prayer meeting as planned.

With the jails filling up and the scorching glare of national disapproval focused on Birmingham, Bull Connor abandoned his posture of nonviolence. The result was an ugliness too well known to Americans and to people all over the world. The newspapers of May 4 carried pictures of prostrate women and policemen bending over them with raised clubs; of children marching up to the bared fangs of police dogs; of the terrible force of pressure hoses sweeping bodies into the streets.

This was the time of our greatest stress, and the courage and conviction of those students and adults made it our finest hour. We did not fight back, but we did not turn back. We did not give way to bitterness. Some few spectators, who had not been trained in the discipline of nonviolence, reacted to the brutality of the policemen by throwing rocks and bottles. But the demonstrators remained nonviolent. In the face of this resolution and bravery, the moral conscience of the nation was deeply stirred and, all over the country, our fight became the fight of decent Americans of all races and creeds.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Why We Can’t Wait

In 1967, Martin Luther King launched the Poor People’s Campaign, a multiracial movement to bring the power of nonviolence to solving economic injustice. Two thousand poor people were to march on Washington, D.C., and demand jobs, unemployment insurance, a fair minimum wage and access to education. King was assassinated six months later.

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"Hey Moneyman poor Moneyman you should slip out the back. Cuz the forces of greed are under attack. No bombs or bullets or rocks or guns. Just hashtag's and voices at the tops of their lungs!" Lupe Fiasco

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"Hey Moneyman poor Moneyman you should slip out the back. Cuz the forces of greed are under attack. No bombs or bullets or rocks or guns. Just hashtag's and voices at the tops of their lungs!" Lupe Fiasco

THE GLOBAL MOVEMENT

The Manifesto

We are the movement. Together we are asking people of all faiths, all casts, all colors to come together during this very special time to stand United. We are asking you so support the global movements abroad in the first Global Community event on 9/17/11 spanning from activists, congressmen, authors, and dignified speakers, to everday people struggeling or not heard. We are asking to keep true to the Promise of Hope and the fullfilment of CHANGE.

America has been in the state of decay. Americans today are not safe because of terrorism, but because we have lost our civil liberties and god given rights as human beings.

Revolutions have sprung across the lands as this new global authority tightens its rule over the masses. We are tired of lies. We are tired of false promises with great smiles.

Hate only brings hate.

On 9/17/11 people across the globe are going to stand UNITED at their finance centers and stay there until CHANGE is enacted.
We are asking for the Republic to be Restored and Peace to be established. We are asking for Financial security with a new glass seaggle act. We are asking for an end to this financial corruption which is erradicating our system of life. We are asking to stay true to promises of ending this illegal broadening global war. We are asking that we begin the process of communication together as a United Country of people. We are asking to bring the best of us out.
We are asking for the CHANGE promised and will not leave until it is done.

We will not stay silent as bills are signed going against direct speachs to the public which harm their pursuits to happiness. We will not stay silent of the millions displaced, murdered, and the innocents of children deliberatly killed in our colors. We are a United People of this great country and we will not allow this country to fall. Once America falls there is no where left to go. It is our job as holders of the torch of freedom and the patriotism of Truth and Justice to uphold these sacred values- not just abroad but globally.

The future is now. We can either allow this world to collapse in on itself or we can begin to make the change we seek within ourselves together.

2012 will not be looked upon as „the end.“
It is just the beginning. 2012 is the New Dawn.
This is OUR Renaissance. You will choose to be a part of this great event in mankinds history or you will not.

It is now known that fear actualyl lowers the resonance of your energy. It actually effects the vibration you output in this world. Love, Meditation, and Prayer have been known to stimulate a rapid acceleration rather than fear‘s lower degradation.

It is known that our energy within ourselves resonates the same as earths. Togther we are one in this. It is known energy is created not destroyed. Everything simply transforms. We are one.

The Global Movement is all of the movements which humanity is pushing and the awakened are speaking. We are witnessing the Revolutions rise globally. We are one. We are asking for a push in the direction of a good and moral society. We are asking the media empires to help create conditioning for a beautiful and just society, not one of constant evil intention and degradation. The children emulate what they see. We must protect our people from deception, ill mannered equality, and outright lies sold with smiles and applause.

Torture is evil.
Never has any hero in mankind been known to use torture. We Americans do NOT torture. It goes against our whole idealogy of JUSTICE.

We will not allow fear into our hearts as daily message of hate and terror infect the minds of all it reaches. In todays technological age we have a responsibility to each other to safeguard Democracy and safeguard the very essence of what it means to be human.

We wish to create the steps -as long as they may be, to create new truthful institutions for society to flurish and create careers not temporary jobs for the new generations to come. We wish to utilize the true knowledge available to create new cities which are based on balanced ecosystems and not pure consumerism. We wish to bring inspiration to those in need of help and a helping hand to those who cry for hope.

It is YOU that must decide who you are and what you will do. Whatever you do defines who you are. Actions speak loudest.

I will not fail you.
I will not stop.
I know you are all better than this.
I know you all wish for a greater world.
I have heard the cries for too long and heard those lost in darkness scream for too much.

It is time.
We are the global movement.
Please join hands together and make this world see what we are truly made of together.

2012 THE NEW DAWN

www.theglobalmovement.info
www.adbusters.org
www.meetup.com/theglobalmovement

THE GLOBAL MOVEMENT

The Manifesto

We are the movement. Together we are asking people of all faiths, all casts, all colors to come together during this very special time to stand United. We are asking you so support the global movements abroad in the first Global Community event on 9/17/11 spanning from activists, congressmen, authors, and dignified speakers, to everday people struggeling or not heard. We are asking to keep true to the Promise of Hope and the fullfilment of CHANGE.

America has been in the state of decay. Americans today are not safe because of terrorism, but because we have lost our civil liberties and god given rights as human beings.

Revolutions have sprung across the lands as this new global authority tightens its rule over the masses. We are tired of lies. We are tired of false promises with great smiles.

Hate only brings hate.

On 9/17/11 people across the globe are going to stand UNITED at their finance centers and stay there until CHANGE is enacted.
We are asking for the Republic to be Restored and Peace to be established. We are asking for Financial security with a new glass seaggle act. We are asking for an end to this financial corruption which is erradicating our system of life. We are asking to stay true to promises of ending this illegal broadening global war. We are asking that we begin the process of communication together as a United Country of people. We are asking to bring the best of us out.
We are asking for the CHANGE promised and will not leave until it is done.

We will not stay silent as bills are signed going against direct speachs to the public which harm their pursuits to happiness. We will not stay silent of the millions displaced, murdered, and the innocents of children deliberatly killed in our colors. We are a United People of this great country and we will not allow this country to fall. Once America falls there is no where left to go. It is our job as holders of the torch of freedom and the patriotism of Truth and Justice to uphold these sacred values- not just abroad but globally.

The future is now. We can either allow this world to collapse in on itself or we can begin to make the change we seek within ourselves together.

2012 will not be looked upon as „the end.“
It is just the beginning. 2012 is the New Dawn.
This is OUR Renaissance. You will choose to be a part of this great event in mankinds history or you will not.

It is now known that fear actualyl lowers the resonance of your energy. It actually effects the vibration you output in this world. Love, Meditation, and Prayer have been known to stimulate a rapid acceleration rather than fear‘s lower degradation.

It is known that our energy within ourselves resonates the same as earths. Togther we are one in this. It is known energy is created not destroyed. Everything simply transforms. We are one.

The Global Movement is all of the movements which humanity is pushing and the awakened are speaking. We are witnessing the Revolutions rise globally. We are one. We are asking for a push in the direction of a good and moral society. We are asking the media empires to help create conditioning for a beautiful and just society, not one of constant evil intention and degradation. The children emulate what they see. We must protect our people from deception, ill mannered equality, and outright lies sold with smiles and applause.

Torture is evil.
Never has any hero in mankind been known to use torture. We Americans do NOT torture. It goes against our whole idealogy of JUSTICE.

We will not allow fear into our hearts as daily message of hate and terror infect the minds of all it reaches. In todays technological age we have a responsibility to each other to safeguard Democracy and safeguard the very essence of what it means to be human.

We wish to create the steps -as long as they may be, to create new truthful institutions for society to flurish and create careers not temporary jobs for the new generations to come. We wish to utilize the true knowledge available to create new cities which are based on balanced ecosystems and not pure consumerism. We wish to bring inspiration to those in need of help and a helping hand to those who cry for hope.

It is YOU that must decide who you are and what you will do. Whatever you do defines who you are. Actions speak loudest.

I will not fail you.
I will not stop.
I know you are all better than this.
I know you all wish for a greater world.
I have heard the cries for too long and heard those lost in darkness scream for too much.

It is time.
We are the global movement.
Please join hands together and make this world see what we are truly made of together.

2012 THE NEW DAWN

www.theglobalmovement.info
www.adbusters.org
www.meetup.com/theglobalmovement

chesnadenise

That was magnificant!!!!!!!! Bravo Bravo!!! I am with you 100%. You said it all in a nutshell. We want America back!

chesnadenise

That was magnificant!!!!!!!! Bravo Bravo!!! I am with you 100%. You said it all in a nutshell. We want America back!

Stanhopea26

"I come to this magnificent house of worship tonight because my conscience leaves me no other choice. A true revolution of values will lay hands on the new world order and say of war, this way of settling differences is not just. This business of burning human beings with napalm of filling our nations homes with orphans and widows of injecting poisonus drugs of hate into the veins of people normally humane of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love."

Stanhopea26

"I come to this magnificent house of worship tonight because my conscience leaves me no other choice. A true revolution of values will lay hands on the new world order and say of war, this way of settling differences is not just. This business of burning human beings with napalm of filling our nations homes with orphans and widows of injecting poisonus drugs of hate into the veins of people normally humane of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love."

Economic Maverick

For what it's worth, I posted a piece on the big Saturday!

http://economicmaverick.blogspot.com/2011/09/is-peaceful-global-revolution-finally.html

Economic Maverick

For what it's worth, I posted a piece on the big Saturday!

http://economicmaverick.blogspot.com/2011/09/is-peaceful-global-revolution-finally.html

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