A just response to making flag burning illegal is to burn the flag

I never considered burning a flag in protest. But if this does become a law I will do it, but please let me explain. It is not out of disrespect for anyone who has served or disrespect for her people. Ironically making flag burning illegal betrays everything America is supposed to represent and thus making …

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JAMES CONNOLLY

Hoping to read this (very rare) book soon

Robert Lynd

Preface of James Connolly:Portrait of a Rebel Father (1935)

JAMES CONNOLLY

AMONG the sixteen men who were executed after the failure of the Irish Insurrection of 1916 there was no nobler or more heroic figure than James Connolly. It was not necessary to share the faith for which he died in order to realise what a magnanimous and valiant man was lost to the world on the day on which, wounded and unable to walk, he was carried from his bed on a stretcher and propped up in a chair to face the firing-squad. Criticism was silent in the presence of that last tragic picture; and, when it became known that the man about to die, on being asked by the priest who attended him: “Will you say a prayer for the men about to shoot you?” had replied: “I will say a Prayer for all brave men who…

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Never assume others will do what needs to be done

Do not ever assume that others will be what needs to be done, no matter how desperately it is needed. It is only natural for man as a social being to assume that other members of society will do what is necessary, to solve a desperate problem. But do not ever fall for this folly. …

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A Tribute to Fidel Castro

To understand Fidel one must look at the living conditions before and after he came to power in Cuba. In pre-revolutionary Cuba poverty, hunger, and illiteracy were the norm. The island was under control of the brutal, U.S. backed dictator Fulgencio Batista. There were as many as 11,500 women resorting to sex work in Havana …

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