MLK Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr’s call for 'Creative Maladjustment'

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said:

There are some things in our nation and in our world to which I’m proud to be maladjusted… I never intend to adjust myself to segregation and discrimination. I never intend to become adjusted to religious bigotry. I never intend to adjust myself to economic conditions that will take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few, and leave millions of people perishing on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of prosperity. I never intend to adjust myself to the madness of militarism, and to the self-defeating effects of physical violence…

And I call upon you to be maladjusted to these things until the good society is realized…

from Mad in America blog by MindFreedom International. Read more:
http://www.madinamerica.com/2013/01/mlk-creative-maladjustment/

The Jesse Helms building-naming controversy

This makes way too much sense to be part of a nonsensical issue:

But a U.S. courthouse? Named for the man who made a sport of blocking qualified nominees from serving on the federal courts? Say it isn’t so. For the last decade or so of his Senate career, Helms blocked every single nominee from North Carolina to the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, as well as many slated for the U.S. district bench.

What makes even less sense is why Renee Ellmers would reanimate this embarassing and divisive issue now, when there are a lot more important fish to fry. She's either trying to build cred with the wrong crowd, or she's being manipulated by elements who want to divide us even more. Whatever the case, here's a few words from the "for" camp:

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