Sunday, August 20th, 2017

 

Martin Luther King Jr. and Andy Young on Attitude Toward Whites and Protesting Against Injustice

Martin Luther King Jr. on Treatment of White People Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) said we should not aim to humiliate the white man but rather to win his friendship.  That principle applies for all races.  I am not confident counter-protests on the same day at the same time in the same vicinity of a protest as was done in Charlottesville won or will win  any friendships. Martin Luther King Jr. on Protesting MLK also said: “…We are here, we are here this evening because we’re tired now.  And I wantRead More


Charlottesville Virginia Unite the Right Rally August 12, 2017

Charlottesville Virginia Unite the Right Rally August 12, 2017 On August 12, 2017 a Unite the Right Protest Rally was held in Emancipation Park of Charlottesville, Virginia.  It has many reported that the organizers and attendees were there to promote a White Supremacy ideology. However, the organizers seem to have initially termed the rally as a protest over the city’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park.  Yet, reportedly the organizer Jason Kessler said that changed to be more “about an anti-white climateRead More


Boston Massachusetts Free Speech Rally of August 19, 2017

Boston Massachusetts Free Speech Rally of August 19, 2017 A “Free Speech Rally” took place in Boston, MA on August 19, 2017.  Some  say it was organized by persons associated with White Supremacist. Organizers say it was not about White Supremacy or Confederate Monuments.  Indeed, one of the planned attendees was US Senate candidate Shiva Ayyadurai.  He is a person of color; therefore it is doubtful he is a white supremacist or even believes in it.  The Free Speech Rally  was held although the attendees were smaller than expected probably becauseRead More


Constitutional Right to Hold Peaceful Rallies Without Interference

Constitutional Right to Hold Peaceful Rallies Without Interference Amendment 1 to the US Constitution says: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The right of freedom of speech extends even to those with whom we don’t agree.  The right to peaceably assemble and to petition the Government for redress of grievances also extends evenRead More


Unwise/Unnecessary to Counterprotest in Proximity to Protesters

Unwise/Unnecessary to Counterprotest in Proximity to Protesters It seems to me that it is both unwise and unnecessary to have counter-protests on the same day at the same time in the same vicinity of a protest!  Governments should issue permits to both requesting sides; but, permits should not be issued in a way in which interference and conflict is likely to occur. It seems that protest against a protest could be effectively done on another day in proximity to the protest of which one is against,  If done on theRead More