Saturday, April 18, 2009

Comedian Dick Gregory to Fast Until End of Nation’s Economy Crisis

March 16, 2009 by Stage Time Magazine

Comedy legend, Dick Gregory, 76, announced on the radio and television shows of Don Imus and Joe Madison that he “will not eat another bite of solid food until there is an end to these intolerable economic conditions for the people of this country.”

Gregory vowed to continue a daily prayer vigil for the “humanity and dignity of the American people who are suffering from this tragic economic distress.”

“The media has focused on ‘corporate greed’ but that’s just a small part of it,” Gregory tells Imus. “There’s also a total lack of simple humanity that has destroyed this nation’s heart and soul. It’s time we reach out to help our brothers and sisters to stop the neglect of everyone, the elderly folks who have lost their pensions, the workers who have lost their jobs, the families who have lost their homes, and the parents who have had to give their children up for foster care.”

“My fast will consist of four days of just liquids, two days of just water and one day of nothing at all but the air that I breath.”

Published on Monday, March 16 at 3:48 am. Written by Stage Time Magazine

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