Quick Hit: Watch This

It’s long – nearly 45 minutes – and, as a white girl who was born and lived her whole life in New England, Reverend Barber’s delivery is foreign to me, but I watched this when it was live streamed and it brought tears to my eyes, so I wanted to share it with you.

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3 responses to “Quick Hit: Watch This

  1. I am going to check this out while I do dishes. Yes, that is a common time for me to watch lectures. I will get back with you on this.

  2. Wow!!! I just finished this. I can see why you would like this. His message supports my argument over lunch: religion is not the enemy of man; it is man’s inner ambitions that are at the center of moral decay. His speech or sermon or edict aimed at justice vis-a-vis human morality. Challenging the problems of democracy and governments response towards to the needs of the many reminded me of MLK’s utilitarian points. Again, another point we discussed. Better yet, he is much like King. Using his faith as a mic for social change.

  3. Rev. Barber is an ambitious man. His protests are free-floating. That is, they began before the issues he identifies surfaced (like needing an ID to vote). Moral Monday protesters are dependent on the tolerance of their oppressors. I have two acquaintances who were detained after their disturbances. One complained at length about how uncomfortable the plastic chair was in which she was forced to sit (the comfy chair syndrome?). The other bought his way out of the court appearance. These people are hardly modern day Ghandis. They are civil obstacle and public expense.

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