Being strangled by my dissertation, Tumblr is taking a back seat in the bus 8 miles behind me….
when someone does something so bizarre you can’t look away…
like making a big deal out of the commercial institution formally known as valentine’s day…
I’m sure the picture at the top of this post needs no introduction. After all, the so-called “Moral March” this past Saturday in Raleigh, the North Carolina capital, was a landmark event — the largest protest rally in the American South in 49 years, since Dr. Martin Luther King and the iconic Selma-to-Montgomery march in 1965, which successfully pressured Washington to enact the Voting Rights Act.
What’s that? You didn’t hear about the “Moral March”? Well, that’s possible. I looked for coverage of this fairly significant event on the website of record, NYTimes.com, and didn’t see anything significant there or on other major mainstream media sites. Of course, the media barely covered even larger protests against the Iraq War in 2003, so maybe that’s not so surprising. Still, the media is ignoring the so-called “Moral Monday” movement in North Carolina at its own peril.
What they want?
A reversal of a regressive agenda that’s been pushed in North Carolina since its government went all Republican in 2012, but which has been echoed i\n other states, even here in Pennsylvania. They want to undo voter ID laws that will undo some of the gains from that 1965 Voting Rights Act, equal rights for gays, lesbians and the transgendered, unfettered reproductive rights for women, the expansion of Medicaid to cover hundreds of thousands without health care, the return of long-term unemployment benefits, a higher minimum wage, and the reversal of tax code changes that harmed the poor and benefited the wealthy.
When do they want it? Now.