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Most Don't Have The Courage To Stand Up For What They Believe In The Face Of Danger

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posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 01:35 AM
There is alot of complaining about how America is corrupt and the people's rights are being taken away yet these same people who are so passionate about this fail to act to make a change. It makes one wonder why they are even bringing it up.

Are they hoping someone else makes the changes for them or do they just like to complain. This thread is not about Civil Rights but rather to bring attention to how the people can actively change they system and not just complain about it. I feel that society today is not brave enough to endure the things many of the people supporting Civil Rights did and that is a shame to me.

Woolworth sit-in, Jackson, MS. May 28, 1963

"This was the most violently attacked sit-in during the 1960s and is the most publicized. A huge mob gathered, with open police support while the three of us sat there for three hours. I was attacked with fists, brass knuckles and the broken portions of glass sugar containers, and was burned with cigarettes. I'm covered with blood and we were all covered by salt, sugar, mustard, and various other things.

Organized by CORE, two integrated groups of Freedom Riders enter Alabama on May 14, 1961. One bus is ambushed and burned by a racist mob outside of Anniston.

When the buses pull into Montgomery the riders are viciously attacked by yet another waiting mob. Reporters and photographers are also brutally assaulted and their cameras smashed to prevent the rest of America from seeing pictures of the Klan assault on nonviolent young men and women. After the attack, Freedom Rider Jim Zwerg waits for transportation to a hospital (segregation laws prohibit Black taxi drivers from giving rides to whites, and white cabbies refuse to transport Freedom Riders of any race).

In this photo, a young white man who had joined the black students in sympathy is dragged from the counter and beaten by other white youths.

All of this non-violent protest eventually led to change at the highest level of government with Johnson signing into law legislation that would drastically alter the system.

My question to those that are the most upset and worried about the current government is this. What are you doing to cause change at the highest level. Do you have the courage to stand up for what you believe in or are you going to pull out your fancy gun and shoot the first person that touches you while you protest?

Do you believe a certain presidential candidate is America's only hope to save this country and if so what are you doing about it? Are you going door to door and holding rally's to make sure he or she get's into office or is just saying, "America is doomed unless......" sufficient for you?

Do you have the Courage To Stand Up For What You Believe or are they just hollow words you spew out hoping others take up the mantle? Next time you complain vigorously about something remember to ask yourself this.

posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 02:03 AM
reply to post by kro32

That is actually not true.
I have seen people under adversity and they will surprise you. People have more heart and soul than you give them credit for. Most people will not cause hardship for themselves or their family to maintain an adherence to a faith. The needs of their lives will dictate that faith. In that way we are all a bit disingenuous but when the SHTF you will see acts of incredible bravery and strength of character and will because deep down inside we are noble. We just keep forgetting.

posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 02:04 AM
reply to post by kro32

If you were trying to portray USA as a sick country, good job my...

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