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January 22, 2009

Inauguration Aloha

Filed under: 08 Presidential Hopefuls,Barack Obama,National Politics — gtwise @ 4:22 am

One evening I woke in the middle of the night and told my wife, “I have to go to the Inauguration”    To this day, I don’t know what triggered that moment of determination. There are so many factors that make this time so important to me: For the country; first African American President (or Hapa), 180 shift from non-constitutional actions (evil), and a possible prosecution of those responsible for needless war, torture, bankrupting the country, favoritism and war profiteering. For me personally; being able to teach my kids to look up to and respect our President, local boy done good, Punahou and HI recognized, and possible prosecution of those of those responsible for needless war, torture, bankrupting the country, favoritism and war profiteering…I could go on and on.

When Bob asked me to share my experiences after attending the Inauguration I felt mildly interested in submitting a blog. However, after attending I could not wait to get to a PC and share with my friends in HI how incredible the experience was. (more…)

January 19, 2009

Silencing Dr. King

Filed under: 1Stop War,5Economics,Barack Obama,General,HI Politics — Bart @ 11:15 am

Today, as we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, it is a proper time to reflect upon the meaning of the man’s life work and message–the challenge he made to each of us to rise to our responsibilities, get out of our comfort zone and work to stop injustice.

Dr. Martin Luther King: Struggling Not to Lose Him

Dr. King was murdered in April 1968 in an attempt to silence his voice. We cannot erase that crime and the burden it has placed upon the movement for justice. But we can resist the many “little murders” which are committed every year around his birthday as the political and economic elite, dare I say, “the ruling class,” works to silence or muffle his message. (more…)

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