HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » John Lewis today on The V...

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 07:54 PM

 

John Lewis today on The View - very moving

It's not that I've never seen him tell his story before, but for some reason it was especially moving today. He was in an extremely sober mood. Somber, even.

I think Whoopi asked him if how he dealt with his anger, and hatred after being beaten like that.

As most people probably know, MLK, Jr preached love, not hatred and fear. And Lewis was eloquent on the subject. He related that MLK said hatred is too big a burden to carry.

But what I wrote down and wanted to share here is this, which he said is his philosophy. It's so succinct, so precise, such a clear and unambiguous statement of priorities that I had to adopt it as my own (and I think I'll go add it to my signature line):

When you see something that's not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to DO something.

3 replies, 920 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply John Lewis today on The View - very moving (Original post)
RandomAccess Jan 2018 OP
SoCalMusicLover Jan 2018 #1
Eliot Rosewater Jan 2018 #2
RandomAccess Jan 2018 #3

Response to RandomAccess (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 07:59 PM

1. Too Bad Only The Black Democrats Like Him Have Guts To Boycott State Of Union

 

He is the backbone for the other spineless cowards that make up the party leadership.

Maybe he will be kicked out like Franken was, since he has some integrity.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RandomAccess (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 08:16 PM

2. On an average day John Lewis does more for this country and humanity

than the trump, pence, kushner, ryan and mcconnell families combined in their lifetimes.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 08:26 PM

3. I'd have to agree with you

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread