"It seems to me that to organize on the basis of feeding people or righting social injustice and all that is very valuable. But to rally people around the idea of modernism, modernity, or something is simply silly. I mean, I don't know what kind of a cause that is, to be up to date. I think it ultimately leads to fashion and snobbery and I'm against it."
Jack Levine: January 3, 1915 – November 8, 2010
Monday, March 31, 2014
Social Justice Isn't A Gift It Is A Given
Other than, perhaps, Bernie Sanders, I can't think of a politician on the secular left who comes near the power and insistence of The Reverend. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. in demanding justice.
If you want to hear where the title comes from, listen to his anecdote beginning about 21:00.
The quality of the video isn't great and the audio cuts out a few times but the message gets through.