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May 3, 2006

demonstrations' effect

Are demonstrations of any use, some ask, when resistance is so unyielding? Would the slower processes of legislation and law enforcement ultimately accomplish greater results more painlessly? Demonstrations, experience has shown, are part of the process of stimulating legislation and law enforcement. The federal government reacts to events more quickly when a situation of conflict cries out for its intervention. Beyond this, demonstrations have a creative effect on the social and psychological climate that is not matched by the legislative process. Those who have lived under the corrosive humiliation of daily intimidation are imbued by demonstrations with a sense of courage and dignity that strengthens their personalities.

But the above are not my words... they are the words of Martin Luther King Jr. in his article titled "Let Justice Roll Down" I think they lend great wisdom to these current days.

Posted by almamia at May 3, 2006 12:00 AM


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