Thursday, June 22, 2006

The reason for my buttery fingers of yesterday has become apparent, I seem to have done something to fuck up the area under the nail on my right thumb, still haven't given up hope that a tumor might be somehow involved. Way too much on the to do list for the day, 1st item on the agenda, tell everybody how genuinely fond I am of them, got it? OK.

Seriously, parents + funeral + work + dog care + nightly music events = too fucking much, probably should go get a massage or something, need to work on tolerating strangers touching me first, though. Maybe will get a haircut anyway, assist me in my 5th columnist activities. On that subject, read a really despicable column from some news service editorialist about the immigrant rights movement full of red baiting, a real blast from the past, the funniest part was where the guy wrote that activists were pretending to act in the tradition of MLK while having hidden leftist agendas, are people really that ignorant of King's actual politics?

1 comment:

Matt said...

King in 1967:

"[T]he movement must address itself to the question of restructuring the whole of American society. There are 40 million poor people here. And one day, we must ask the question, 'Why are there 40 million poor people in America?'

"And when you ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy...We are called upon to help the discouraged beggars in life's marketplace. But one day, we must come to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.

"It means that questions must be raised. You see my friends, when you deal with this, you begin to ask the question, 'Who owns the oil?' You begin to ask the question, 'Who owns the iron ore?' You begin to ask the question, 'Why is it that people have to pay water bills in a world that is two-thirds water?'"