C-Span aired a discussion about civil rights. This is a topic that isn’t spoken of frequently, oddly enough.
JUNE 10, 2023 | PART OF WASHINGTON JOURNAL 06/10/2023
Clay Risen on 60th Anniversary of JKF’s Civil Rights Speech
Journalist and author Clay Risen discussed President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 civil rights address and passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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9:45AM–caller–paraphrase–bringing up the topic of civil rights from the ’60’s stirs people up.
(One believes speaking about this topic is important. Also this can help to remind about such matters as was raised on C-Span that the UAW was active in promoting civil rights. Institutions of the time seemed more inclined to side with people rather than Establishment, in many instances. One believes this has changed so that in 2023 institutions can seem to be the enemy of civil rights. This was predictable due to Citizens United, which is the symbol of greed and exploitation wherein money has been mislabeled as Speech and is used to silence Free Speech by people. Institutions are no less greedy than can be people, and the active legalization of corruption in elections is no less prevalent in institutions.)
The guest on C-Span at about 9:52AM says he grew up in the ’80’s and wasn’t sufficiently exposed to the history of civil rights. To those who grew up in the ’50’s and ’60’s and watched the history unfold in real time, this Clay Risen statement feels sad and odd. It also explains much.
For instances mentioned by Clay Risen is the inclusion in civil rights struggles the women’s movement. In the ’50’s and ’60’s, civil rights for women were as paltry as for many others. As one recalls, the enthusiastic involvement by women in the ’70’s was a success story, and was not a gift bestowed by Establishment but a right earned by women.
Civil rights in the time and place were specific to a small group of people. Consider the types of civil rights violations that were taken for granted—-
*Those not included to said small group of people and especially dependent on race
*Draft of boys into the military to fight a war that benefited the small group of people that one isn’t reluctant to define as capitalistic hierarchy’
*Women who historically have been denied civil rights to outrageous extent and which become intolerable when combined with return of men from war who had been negatively impacted by the horrors to which they were exposed
To have taken for granted the reality of the people of pre-civil rights era is a reason for danger of loss of civil rights. Also consider the success of the Establishment consisting of said small group of people who have received privilege byway of Citizens United, as one example, and have used that privilege to divide and conquer We The People.
C-Span guest Clay Risen mentioned the Establishment use of the accusation against MLK, Jr. of communism; and in 2023 we hear the same accusations including the accusation of socialism, by capitalistic Establishment that has consistently wielded their privilege against those they wish to subjugate.
Cop City is another example of violation of rights that increase in the USA. — https://mronline.org/2023/06/09/state-repression-targets-the-stop-cop-city-movement/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=state-repression-targets-the-stop-cop-city-movement&mc_cid=a96b157239&mc_eid=2833cdb99b –
The politicians don’t care about the people. They don’t work for the people. They work for corporations, the developers, and the police. The Atlanta City Council ignored the largest mass mobilization ever because the corporate-funded Atlanta Police Foundation controls them.
Atlanta, Georgia is no mecca. The idea that it is a “good for Black people” city is a lie. Atlanta is little more than a glorified plantation where powerful white people give directions to the Black people they choose to be overseers. The power of the latter group is severely limited of course. They can always be counted on to act on behalf of the white power structure they serve.
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Ironic is a Mountain Valley Pipeline protest in D. C. in a Code Purple AQI reality in the Northeast, caused by wildfires promoted by drought in Canada probably related to Climate Change. The Mountain Pipeline was inexplicably included in the “debt-ceiling negotiation” that was itself a practice in nonsense, and upheld by corporatist Biden in an equally inexplicable. way.
Protesters Brave DANGEROUS D.C Air to Kill Biden-Manchin Mountain Valley Pipeline | Status Rewind
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As one who would be perfectly contented to retain the Senate if they adhered to Oaths of Office more than to Citizens United campaign donations, one is interested in a topic raised as to the reason we maintain the US Senate—-