Sunday, March 8, 2015

Selma 50 Years Ago

I have nothing to add to any of this.


I agree with James Fallows that Obama's speech at Selma was outstanding, and will be quoted and remembered for a long time to come, eventually by people from both parties.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Boris Nemtsov Murdered

The prime suspect orders a thorough investigation.

Nemtsov speaking at an opposition rally.

Nemtsov under arrest in 2010

Nemtsov lying murdered on the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge in Moscow yesterday.  Four bullets in the back

Mourners on the bridge today

Liberalism and liberal values of Liberty and Equality are challenged and attacked everywhere these days, including the good ol' USA.  Supremacism in the forms of nationalism, social Darwinism, and religious fanaticism threatens to roll back and end the liberal vision of universal enfranchisement.

I am grateful for people like Nemtsov who for all their flaws and weaknesses, are willing to give the last full measure of their devotion to the idea that all of their neighbors should enjoy the same rights and liberties as themselves.

Without those ideas fellow LGBTQ kids, we'd all be in jail waiting to be "treated" and euthanized.