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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

President Trump, just call me one of Frederick Douglas's Agitators

Frederick Douglas knew something about power. He fought power his entire life. He fled slavery, fought for justice after slavery, and he was no stranger to struggle. Frederick Douglas said: “If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”

I embrace Frederick Douglas's legacy of struggle against power,
I am ready to plow the fertile ground of justice and equity,

Ring every bell,
Shout from every street corner,
Whisper in dark places,
Open your windows, and shout

I Embrace my Moral Obligation for "JUST" agitation.

Jesse The Walking Man Turner

Bob Dylan the 2016 Nobel Laureate for Literature journey began decades ago, and he lit a candle that started a fire that Frederick Douglas would love. Link for Peter, Paul and Mary singing it at the Lincoln Memorial in 63.

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