Dr. King’s policy was that nonviolence would achieve the gains for black people in the United States. His major assumption was that if you are nonviolent, if you suffer, your opponent will see your suffering and will be moved to change his heart. That’s very good. He only made one fallacious assumption: In order for nonviolence to work, your opponent must have a conscience. The United States has none.
Black Power Mixtape, (1967-1975)
A few years ago, I was listening to Stokely Carmichael speeches while I was preparing for a new record I was working on, and it was shortly after 9/11 in America. I was making a reservation on Jet Blue Airlines to fly to California. When I got to the airport, the FBI, the CIA, the TSA; they came and intercepted me, all these guys in black suits, and they took me in a back room and started questioning me about this Stokely Carmichael speech I was listening to.
They probably had some sort of bug or some sort of tap or something. They were very concerned with me listening to this Stokely Carmichael speech from 1967, you know, forty years ago. We have gangsta rappers who talk about shooting other people all the time, killing, but the FBI’s not looking for them; they’re looking at me because I’m listening to this speech from forty years ago. And it shows you the power of those words, that they resonate even to now. The FBI is still scared of this man. He doesn’t have nearly the influence over our community as he did then, but yet they still stopped me at the airport for listening to his speech…"
La-di-da-di, we like to party. We don’t cause trouble, we don’t bother nobody.
Why Does Dark Energy Make the Universe Accelerate?
By Sean Carroll
Peter Coles has issued a challenge: explain why dark energy makes the universe accelerate in terms that are understandable to non-scientists. This is a pet peeve of mine — any number of fellow cosmologists will recall me haranguing them about it over coffee at conferences — but I’m not sure I’ve ever blogged about it directly, so here goes. In three parts: the wrong way, the right way, and the math.
THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
- finding someone aesthetically pleasing
- being sexually attracted to someone
- being romantically attracted to someone
Indonesian Autumn Adder
that’s a dragon…don’t even try to fight me on this… that’s a fucking dragon
That’s the cutest thing I ever did see
I WANT IT
I have seen this in another color….
Still the only snake to date that I actually like
its not a snake its a dragon duh