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A LITTLE SLICE OF JOHN LEWIS
3./21/10 | Self

Posted on 03/21/2010 6:07:25 AM PDT by Nextrush

John Lewis was quite a student organizer-protestor in the Civil Rights Movement.

He got beat up quite a few times.

A one time he actually worked with a younger Robert K. (B-1 Bob) Dornan on voter registration in the South.

But his militancy of speech could sometimes stir up controversy.

In August of 1963, Lewis was to speak before Martin Luther King at the Lincoln Memorial in the now famous event.

The day before the march, according to author Taylor Branch in his biographical epic on Martin Luther King (Parting The Waters: America In The King Years `1954-1963)Page 874:

"Trouble over the speech began on Tuesday afternoon, the day before the march. A Catholic prelate took the Lewis draft to Washington's Archbishop Patrick O'Boyle, who was scheduled to deliver the opening invocation at the march. O'Boye found Lewis' remarks incendiary, and his complaints soon spread to Burke Marshall, Walter Reuther (UAW President), and to other white clergymen who had agreed to participate......Lewis stoutly defended his speech against censorship by the elders, who argued in rejoinder that its content-particularly the statement that the civil rights bill (what would be the Civil Rights Act of 1964) came "too little, too late" and was unworthy of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) support-was incompatible with the general purpose of the march.."

Some of the other controversial content that Lewis intended to speak that day included stuff like this according to Branch. (pages 873-874)

"We will march through the South, through the heart of Dixie, the way Sherman did. We shall pursue our own 'scorched earth' policy and burn Jim Crow to the ground--noviolently. We shall crack the South into a thousand pieces and put them back together in the image of democracy."


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: civilrights; johnlewis; obamacare; segregation; teaparty

1 posted on 03/21/2010 6:07:25 AM PDT by Nextrush
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To: Nextrush

More Democrats called John Lewis a ****** yesterday than anybody from the Tea Party.


2 posted on 03/21/2010 6:18:54 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/TeddyVWad.jpg)
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To: Nextrush

John Lewis represents in Atlanta what has continued the race issues for the past 40 years. (don’t get me started on the “all black” colleges though, you’d get threatened for just walking in the vicinity back in the 80’s. I think it’s gotten better now though) They will never EVER let it go because it is their power to whip up fear in blacks.

When I was 16 years old, I had a job in downtown Atlanta. Now in Atlanta there are very few parking places by the sidewalk and every lane right up to the sidewalk is a ‘lane’ meant for traffic. There was someone challenging the current mayor and one of the thousands of local “Reverends” decided to park his car right in front of campaign headquarters. Unfortunately, since he didn’t have flashers or anything on, I thought he was driving in the lane when coming around the corner and then once I realized that the car was PARKED, couldn’t get over because of another vehicle. Therefore I slammed into the backend of his car.

The police came and gave him a ticket for impeading traffic and he was howling the whole time. Also started yelling how it was automatically my fault since I hit him in the rear.

So court day came and this “Reverend” was in court with his ticket (I got called as witness by the officer because he-Rev.- was pleading not guilty for the ticket) and eventually went into how it was a racist conspiracy since the cop was white and I was white and he was black.

Luckily the black judge, with a northern accent (LOL), rolled his eyes and said very firmly “YOU PARKED YOUR CAR IN A LANE OF TRAFFIC! Meant for MOVING VEHICLES! Skin color has nothing to do with making a dumb decision on YOUR PART!”

Being only 16, I was terrified of the whole ordeal, but I found my voice in it.

Sorry for going off on a story there, but it was my first experience with A) Being called a racist and B) Seeing those good “fighters” as they had been portrayed on my Atlanta news all my life for what they truly were.


3 posted on 03/21/2010 6:22:44 AM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: Nextrush

With wall to wall cameras in and around the capitol building yesterday, isn’t it odd how not a single one recorded anyone saying these things? isn’t it odd that not a single microphone caught the words?


4 posted on 03/21/2010 6:30:06 AM PDT by fso301
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To: Nextrush
WE INTERRUPT THIS PROGRAM FOR THIS IMPORTANT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT...

Yesterday, a number of democrats made the following accusations against the tea party protesters at the Capital building

DEMS: PROTESTS GET UGLY, RACIST

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2010/03/20/2234644.aspx

Here’s what that said:

African-American Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), a protege of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who helped organize the March on Washington, went to the House floor today to tell Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) that a Tea Party protester called him a “n-——.”

Another Democratic source confirms to NBC News that openly gay Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) was called a “f—” by somebody in the Tea Party crowd.

Rep. Emanaul Cleaver (D-MO), another African-American member, was apparently spit on by a Tea Party protester.

THE BS FLAG HAS BEEN THROWN ON THIS FABRICATION...

COMPLETED REFUTED BY AN ACTUAL VIDEO OF THE MOMENT IN QUESTION...

(I guess they keep forgetting that today’s technology is not their friend when they want to make up falsehoods)

Here's the video, see for yourself....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SCs6pSE8_I&feature=player_embedded

The tea party is so strong, so right and so alive with the truth, that these progressive communists must do what every communist regime in history has done to suppress their opposition - lie, misrepresent and falsely accuse to discredit their obvious common sense opposition to this bankrupt ideology.

Checking in with CNN and MSNBC, etc., etc.,this morning to see the lies of the day, the anchors have been playing up this falsehood like nothing else happened yesterday.

Makes me sick...

5 posted on 03/21/2010 6:35:30 AM PDT by SterlingSilver (If it walks like a duck, looks like a duck and quacks like a duck... its a duck!)
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To: fso301

Lewis wanted to provoke the crowd and create a “Bull Connor” moment that would make him and the other black congressman look like victims.

Back in 1963, Martin Luther King’s greatest success came at Birmingham because of Connor’s rough tactics as recorded by the news media.

King’s protests in Albany, Georgia in 192 and Chicago in 1966 failed because the authorities there took a low key, non-confrontational approach to the civil right protestors.


6 posted on 03/21/2010 6:35:40 AM PDT by Nextrush (Slocialist Republicans and Socialist Democrats must go)
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To: autumnraine

Great story and oh so typical.

They’re all a bunch of race-baiting whores and liars.


7 posted on 03/21/2010 6:39:06 AM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: autumnraine

Please tell me that was Hosea...


8 posted on 03/21/2010 6:44:37 AM PDT by snuffy smiff (imagine if the GOP grew a brain-and threw all RINOs OUT! But that would also require a spine *sigh*)
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To: Nextrush

Whenever I hear the civil rights struggle being discussed in the media I often wonder where the balance is. Any 35 year old listening today believes that colored water fountains and segregated schools were a part of daily life in all 48 States. Fact is those policies were confined mostly to the former slave states. My father was born in 1923 and never attended a segregated class in his life. I would like, just once, to hear a TV pundit explain those facts. A little context is good in every discussion.


9 posted on 03/21/2010 6:45:33 AM PDT by csmusaret (Sarah Palin thinks everyday in America is the 4th of July. Obama thinks it is April 15th.)
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To: Nextrush
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., won't press charges after being spat on by ...protestor (I call BS)

Tea party protesters use racial epithet against Georgia's John Lewis

ABC: Anti-ObamaCare Protest ‘Turned Very Ugly’ with ‘Racial and Homophobic Slurs’

All of these accusations have proven to be unfounded. No video or audio exists to support them and no charges were filed by Emanuel Cleaver.

Fox News is about to report these lies. I just e-mailed them and challenged them to provide evidence. If anyone is up e-mail them at Friends@foxnews.com

Congressman Tim Ryan D-OH uses a homosexual slur against Tea Partiers on the floor of the House.

Congressman Ryan Denounces Protestor Behavior


10 posted on 03/21/2010 6:49:07 AM PDT by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: snuffy smiff

Not saying nothing.... :)


11 posted on 03/21/2010 6:54:08 AM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: snuffy smiff

Although I will state that with my dealings with the DMV in issues over the years, I made a good friend in the Dept. She said when they went over to computer records in the mid 80’s, Hosea was the ONLY PERSON in Georgia to have his kept in paper form because they didn’t want to take a chance of his violations being lost. He was a very bad driver apparently. And that’s all I’m saying... again. :)


12 posted on 03/21/2010 6:55:59 AM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: TigersEye
Thanks for providing the link to Friends@fox.com.

I immediately emailed them.

Folks, inundate them with emails if you're frustrated you can't be at a rally today. We can all do OUR BIT from home.

Freeping for the truth is what we're here for, correct?

Hit the Friends addy now!

Leni

13 posted on 03/21/2010 7:02:28 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: Nextrush

Here’s what this “giant” said about McCain-Palin: “George Wallace never threw a bomb. He never fired a gun, but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans who were simply trying to exercise their constitutional rights.” http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2103507/posts


14 posted on 03/21/2010 7:03:26 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: TigersEye

Chris Wallace just said “it was an ugly scene,” after Carl Cameron maentioned the accusations...


15 posted on 03/21/2010 7:04:30 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Nextrush

I’m surprised they didn’t accuse anyone of waving a noose in their face. Maybe that phony claim is next on their agenda. The Dems never play fair. If they can’t win legally, they’ll lie, cheat and steal to get what they want.


16 posted on 03/21/2010 7:09:15 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: PghBaldy

CBC members were holding up recording devices as they went. Where is the evidence? Fox News is less reliable than a super market tabloid.


17 posted on 03/21/2010 7:12:25 AM PDT by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: MinuteGal
I just e-mailed them again with a link to one video and chewed them out for repeating a story with no evidence. I will bring this up again and again when Fox News is mentioned on FR.
18 posted on 03/21/2010 7:23:07 AM PDT by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: TigersEye

Just more evidence that the Congressional Black Caucus members were trolling the patriots to provoke them.

They were seeking to create video images to make them look good and the Tea Party look bad.


19 posted on 03/21/2010 7:23:54 AM PDT by Nextrush (Slocialist Republicans and Socialist Democrats must go)
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To: TigersEye
Good work, Tiger. Freepers, use the link at # 10 above and let the Friends (!) know how you feel about false charges against our front-line, in-the-trenches patriots fighting the good fight in DC this weekend.

Contribute your one small step.....right this minute! Fight back!

Save our Republic!

Leni

20 posted on 03/21/2010 7:35:22 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: autumnraine

My father retired from the Atlanta Police Dept. Hosea was a very bad and usually quite drunk driver!


21 posted on 03/21/2010 7:42:33 AM PDT by snuffy smiff (imagine if the GOP grew a brain-and threw all RINOs OUT! But that would also require a spine *sigh*)
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To: autumnraine

Hosea was known for his multiple DUI’s and accidents. He always had a few drinks and enjoyed his “hooch”-as he called it. A cop asked him once why he hit a fire hydrant and Hosea said it was placed in the wrong place for his car to get through. He also received a Silver Star, multple Bronze Stars and Purple Hearts from his heroics in WW II. I always admired the man, but wished he didn’t have a problem with the booze, knowing full well the demons he was chasing.


22 posted on 03/21/2010 7:45:59 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: snuffy smiff

So you are aware of his antics. Oh what the hell, yeah, it was him.


23 posted on 03/21/2010 7:46:24 AM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: geezerwheezer

I also respect his work in the Feed the Hungry Project. I had always considered going to their big day on Thanksgiving, but was (for obvious reasons) a little hesitant. It seemed that it was a good project though. No one is ALL bad.


24 posted on 03/21/2010 7:47:50 AM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: autumnraine

Born n’ raised on the west side, ma’am. Yes, VERY familar. And don’t miss him one bit!


25 posted on 03/21/2010 7:56:42 AM PDT by snuffy smiff (imagine if the GOP grew a brain-and threw all RINOs OUT! But that would also require a spine *sigh*)
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To: TigersEye

Fox News stinks. Their radio top of the hour stuff says the same thing in the same way that ABC does. I can’t believe people think they are so great.


26 posted on 03/21/2010 8:07:38 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: MinuteGal

Fox News should be ashamed of using innuendo alone as a source for such an inflammatory story. Geraldo doesn’t know any better, his career was made on innuendo, but Huckabee ran with it too last night. Now the morning crew along with Chris Wallace is doing it.


27 posted on 03/21/2010 8:13:58 AM PDT by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: Luke21
I have been noticing their love for Zero for the last few months, and it is making me disgusted. That woman in the morning, Camarato(spelling?) especially seems to always protect ZERO.

If this does not stop, and FOX continues to spout the Lewis lie. We will stop watching FOX, and most likely drop our satalitte feed.

I see no reason to pay for something I can get on all the rainbow stations, I won't watch them either. I will just get my news from FreeRepublic.

28 posted on 03/21/2010 8:21:44 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: Nextrush; wideawake
I've said this a zillion times, but I simply do not understand the Black church.

I don't mean that I don't understand why they're for welfare or for affirmative action. That I can understand. I don't mean that I don't understand why they don't vote for conservative white Republicans. That I can understand. What drives me up the flippin' wall is why the Black church is utterly incapable of producing a single, solitary politician who isn't a raving looney on homosexuality, on abortion, on euthanasia, on evolution, on Israel . . . on every subject under the sun.

Muammar Qaddafi is a Communist dictator, but he's a fundamentalist moslem as well. No abortion or "gay rights" in Libya, and our liberals (who act as if the dark ages ended on 1/22/1973) have never uttered one word of criticism of him for it. Shoot, so far as I know Hugo Chavez, though a Communist dictator, is a fundamentalist chr*stian who doesn't allow abortions or "gay rights" in Venezuela. Yet in America one cannot be economically left wing without being socially and morally left wing as well. Has no one in this day and time ever heard of William Jennings Bryan? Of Huey P. Long?

One of these days I simply must get up the courage to ask some local Black chr*stian acquaintance just what is the flippin' matter with them on these issues.

29 posted on 03/21/2010 8:25:39 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Hinneh, 'Anokhi sholeach lakhem 'et 'Eliyyah HaNavi'; lifney bo' yom HaShem hagadol vehanora'!)
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To: Nextrush

He’s a congressional version of al sharpton.


30 posted on 03/21/2010 8:25:40 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: annieokie

Exactly. They have some decent personalities, but their news is absolutely wretched. I get just as mad. The Fox newscasters regurgitate Democrat talking points, using the exact same descriptive terminology and psychological prompts as the unwatchable chatty Cathy’s on CNN Headline News.

Geraldo is as stupid as any MSNBC reporter.


31 posted on 03/21/2010 8:27:00 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Zionist Conspirator
Just ask them!!!! Don't be afraid of them. I'm not.

I have black tenants and I say what ever I feel like saying to them. Nothing Racial mind you, but just about the system they DESIRE to continue to live in.

Like Keep you legs closed for a change. Where is the DAD's of these kids.

Like "Why do you want to continue to be in slavery?"

Of course there is never an legitimate answer, they just look at me, like Buckwheat just saw a ghost.

One said to me, cause I would not fix something she broke, "Im going to report you, for discrimination"

My reply, "Go for it", over half of my rentals are black, and you were BLACK when I rented to you a year ago, RIGHT?

SHUT HER THE HELL UP.

32 posted on 03/21/2010 8:37:21 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: annieokie
I appreciate the encouragement, but you didn't read my post very well. I am not upset at the Black church for its stand on economic, poverty, racial, or social justice issues. I do not understand their position on moral issues.

In my humble opinion, the absolute association of traditional morality with a certain specific economic system is part of what's killing us here.

33 posted on 03/21/2010 8:40:22 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Hinneh, 'Anokhi sholeach lakhem 'et 'Eliyyah HaNavi'; lifney bo' yom HaShem hagadol vehanora'!)
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To: Nextrush

A few years ago Lewis spoke at the Duke University graduation. He was the obligatory token black that elite Southern schools have to trot out now. Everyone gave him a standing ovation when he was introduced (except me). When he finally finished there was tepid applause. I think nobody could understand a thing he said...


34 posted on 03/21/2010 8:45:05 AM PDT by clintonh8r (I love my country. I hate...HATE!!...my government.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
OK, but my point is don't be afraid to talk to them.

They rely on your fear to approach them, that is how they win.

35 posted on 03/21/2010 9:00:51 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: Nextrush

He exemplifies a belief among some some in the civil rights movement that “justice” won’t be achieved until we have reverse Jim Crow of even reverse slavery.


36 posted on 03/21/2010 9:25:30 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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