Friday, November 18, 2011
Those who do not learn from the mistakes of the past----
There is a saying, I know we've all heard it at one time or another in our lives, the saying regarding how if you dont learn from past mistakes you will repeat them in the future. Well, as evidenced in the latest social effort being made for change and justice, the Occupy Wall Street movement, this saying is so true! Because ,as with Ghandis effort in India, and as with the civil rights movment in America, once more the status quo, in a effort to forestall and deny change has trotted out the failed tools of the past! The tools of police violence and mass incarceration, and the propagandizing of A movement! Well again, quoting the alaskan snow queen Sarah Palin, Hows that workin for ya?!! You see we've been down this road before and we know where it leads! We remember Ghandi in India, we remember Dr.King. We remember the water hoses and dogs, we remember the bombings of churches, and the shootings of students at Kent state, we remember the beatings, the gassings, you name it, And out of those fires came social change and social justice! And now, just as it was then, social change and justice is being forged! As the saying goes those who not learn from the mistakes of the past are destined to repeat them in the future, Well, to the status quo I say the future is NOW!!!!