On the other hand, the reader comments below the story indicate that Gregory made a speech at a church that doesn't seem to be so admirable.
"We overcome odds bigger then this. We took on the mightiest nation in the world without guns and hatred in the greatness movement of planet Earth, our civil right movement," said Gregory.
I'm not denying the intense and deep racism that existed, but Gregory doesn't seem to grasp that the American people didn't just say "OK, we surrender to your superiority." The American people had consciences and basic decency that the Civil Rights movement (properly) worked on.
If Mr. Gregory had to 'take on' the US, he would still be a second-class citizen. The Civil Rights movement was more like a discussion and an agreement was reached based on the admission that blacks had been treated unfairly--that's not something you can to to an opponent who doesn't already see you as a fellow human being.
There are countless counter-examples he can look to where minorities struggled for their rights and were crushed by the majority, who didn't have a basic humanity. He is welcome to look at any number of countries in Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere, and then tell me about 'taking on...without gun...'. If the facts were as he believes, he'd have failed.
And 18 hour fast? What, he’s skipping breakfast?
I don’t necessarily disagree but whats his stand on Obamacare? banning OTC inhalers? fuel efficiency standards that make cars into death traps? wind power mandates that will bring blackouts and possibly kill people?
How many of these people make headlines and photo ops at anti-abortion events ?
Absolutely. He deserves props for consistency, for sure.
“We took on the mightiest nation in the world without guns and hatred “
I haven’t the slightest clue what this article is about and don’t really care.
But the above quote deomnstrates that Mr. Gregory and some of his cohorts regard AMERICA as the enemy rather than the demented racists who supported segregation.
I would remind Mr. Gregory that the Civil Rights movement SUCCEEDED in the GREATEST Nation on earth because of the political statements and political philosophies of a bunch of old, dead white men who created it.
Mr. Gregory should go lose some weight - like the equivalent of whatever he weighs at present, which must be massive considering the size of his self-righteous ego.
Did he stop by Planned Parenthood to protest the factory that lives and breathes on murdering the innocent?
IMHO, Dick Gregory “ain’t never been quite right in the haid”...