-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In the midst of the turmoil surrounding the upsurge of White Supremicist organizing and the tragedy in Charlottesville, I came across this brief video today on the web.
IMHO, this young man, an ex-skinhead, echoes what Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. saw clearly. Feeding their hatred with our own will never bring about the Peace and Justice that we all deserve.
These are incredibly challenging times. The alt right, neo-nazis, white supremacists and KKK are going to continue to make a lot of noise. The Bully in the POTUS pulpit ain't about to shut up. Only our enLightening can steal their thunder.
Although there are legitimate grounds for our anger, pain and fear, IMHO I think that True Revolutionaries are called to transmute these energies into constructive, loving activism. We must not only continue to hit the ground running and take to the streets. We must make the time to gather together, organize, and create our own cooperative community institutions to challenge the existing structures. As Naomi Klein puts it in her new book: No is Not Enough!
It's showtime. We gotta get our act together.
Yours in Peace and Struggle,
Brother Lefty Smith