Tuesday, July 5, 2011

From the Athens Banner-Herald (Jack)

Jack Reeves: Where are those willing to protest today's wrongs?

Monday, April 9, 2007
We marched, we protested, we confronted authority against injustice and poverty. We were angry and brazen. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez and Ralph McGill inspired us; Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Peter, Paul and Mary united us. We sang from our souls, songs like, "If I Had a Hammer," "Blowing in the Wind" and "We Shall Overcome."

We were committed to turning this country upside down. And we did, challenging and reversing some of America's un-American social values.

We protested the insane Vietnam War. I told my draft board what I thought. But I was being an American, standing up, even against fear, for what I believed profoundly.

Where are our children? Where are those to protest this time's wrongs? Where are you?

Jack Reeves

1 comment:

Owen said...

In the past couple of days I saw a good part of Oliver Stone's movie W., and also the film Green Zone.

When we know what we've known for too long a time about the lies we are being constantly assaulted with from the highest levels, how can anyone possibly imagine protesting any more ? I fear cynicism has become the norm, cynicism and fear. Protest leads simply to getting tear-gassed and billy-clubbed any more. Not much fun.