The Real Lessons of Rosa Parks

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Doug, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. Doug
    Offline

    Doug Active Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2005
    Messages:
    394
    Thanks Received:
    52
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    England
    Ratings:
    +52
    All honor to Rosa Parks for having the courage to do what she did.

    And by the way: I suppose the news stories will tell you that she was just an ordinary person, a local seamstress, who just got tired one day and sat down.

    Utter nonsense, of course.

    She was an officer of the local NAACP, and had received training in how to fight segregation at the far Left wing Highlander Folk School.

    The Far Right made a big deal of this and shrieked about "Communist infiltration" and "outside agitators".

    And they were right! The struggle for Black freedom in the South did benefit from the advice, participation, and material support of outside forces, some of them Communists. Conservatives should have been there too, but sadly we weren't.

    And the Federal Government certainly had a hand in things too, sending the Army in at various points to defend Blacks threatened by the racists. (Google on Little Rock, 1957.)

    The real point is that struggles for freedom are seldom purely spontaneous. They need to be organized and led by dedicated people supported by organizations which have expertise and experience.

    The struggle for freedom in Third World tyrannies will also not be spontaneous. It needs our support: advice, money, training, and sometimes, guns and soldiers, just as the Southern Freedom Struggle had.

    It's ironic that today liberals turn their back on this struggle, and conservatives champion it.

    Doug
     
  2. Bullypulpit
    Offline

    Bullypulpit Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2004
    Messages:
    5,849
    Thanks Received:
    378
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    Ratings:
    +379
    Rosa Parks was living proof that the right person...in the right place...at the right time...can move a nation and break the shackles of injustice.
     
  3. dilloduck
    Offline

    dilloduck Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2004
    Messages:
    53,240
    Thanks Received:
    5,552
    Trophy Points:
    1,850
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +6,403
    Rosa Parks is also proof that people get a whole lot of credit for accomplishing things that were done with the assistance of thousands of others.
     

Share This Page