Hope This Speaks To Someone

A two-fold message …

Here’s your miracle …

 

 

Posted on 11/03/2015, in open discussion, Potpourri and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Everything here somehow speaks to me.

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    • Hey Racer! “Stand up and fight” screamed at me.

      By the way, I have no idea why your comment went to moderation. If it happens again I will check with Word Press.

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      • yahtzeebutterfly

        Xena, I hear you when you write this about the song you posted:

        “Stand up and fight” screamed at me.”

        I think of the quotation “Freedom is a constant struggle” and the chorus lyrics of Bob Marley’s song:

        “Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!
        Get up, stand up: don’t give up the fight!”

        As one thinks back to the Civil Rights Movement, one can’t help but admire and respect the courage and determination of the individuals in the struggle for civil rights. They continued despite the beatings, fire hoses, dogs, and high voltage cattle prods:


        High school students being hit by a high-pressure water jet from a fire hose, Birmingham, AL in 1963


        “Policeman cattle prods a white student “sitting in” to protest segregation and support civil rights in St. Augustine, Florida, 1964″

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      • Oh well………….I’ve been told to keep silent before. No big deal !!!!

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        • Racer,
          Don’t you just love people who can’t train a dog not to bark think they can tell people to be silent? LOL!

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  2. Love this song from my childhood of course but was a song that was played damn near every time the Knicks would play or any sports team would back then….

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  3. yahtzeebutterfly

    Bit off topic, but I do hope more schools will start in early grades teaching character building and push anti-bullying curriculum.

    Peter Yarrow has done much to help through his song:

    We really need to come together as community:

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  4. I have chills listening to this song Xena!

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    • Hey Mindyme. Me too. I’ve listened to it about 20 times since I posted it and still get chills.

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    • yahtzeebutterfly

      I’ve listened to it repeated times also.

      For me, I feel a positive glow inside when I stand up for what is right, just, and true.

      Remember Joan Baez singing Carry It On during the days of of Civil Rights Movement?

      There’s a man by my side walking
      There’s a voice within me talking,
      There’s a voice, within me saying,
      Carry it on, carry it on.

      They will tell their empty stories,
      Send their dogs to bite our bodies,
      They will lock us up in prison,
      Carry it on, carry it on.

      When you can’t go on any longer,
      Take the hand, hand of your brother,
      Every victory brings another,
      Carry it on, carry it on.

      Carry it on, carry it on.

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  6. yahtzeebutterfly

    A beautiful way of looking at things:

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  7. yahtzeebutterfly

    At 8 p.m. ET tonight:

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    • yahtzeebutterfly

      NATIONAL CONFERENCE CALL

      SUN NOV 8 – 8:00 PM ET

      #YearWithoutTamir Conference Call

      Join the family of Tamir Rice for an important conference call to discuss details of the upcoming 1 year commemoration of the Tamir’s death.

      Included will an update from the ground in Cleveland, details on the planned local events and a call to action for solidarity actions around the country.

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