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tulipsandroses

(5,151 posts)
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 09:04 PM Feb 2024

MLK- I may not get there with you. Navalny - When I am killed do not give up. Medgar Evers if I die,

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, it will be in a good cause."

Throughout history, there have been these amazing people. The righteous fight was bigger than their individual lives. All these men knew death was always at their door, but pushed forward.

Republicans are scared of doing the right thing because of mean tweets, being called a RINO, or losing their seat. As if other jobs for privileged white men are in short supply.

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MLK- I may not get there with you. Navalny - When I am killed do not give up. Medgar Evers if I die, (Original Post) tulipsandroses Feb 2024 OP
Well, they're also scared for their safety and that of their family MadameButterfly Feb 2024 #1
Not nearly enough of them are retiring IMO. Boomerproud Feb 2024 #5
Unfortunately leftieNanner Feb 2024 #6
Unless we bdamomma Feb 2024 #8
YES! Nt leftieNanner Feb 2024 #9
Not necessarily.. whathehell Feb 2024 #13
TY enid602 Feb 2024 #2
k and r senseandsensibility Feb 2024 #3
Inspiration enid602 Feb 2024 #4
They seen to be inspired - soldierant Feb 2024 #16
They lost hope decades ago. There is no restoration for them. Only more wars. AZ8theist Feb 2024 #19
Joe Hill: "Don't Mourn, Organize" (n/t) DJ Synikus Makisimus Feb 2024 #7
Learn something new, every day! calimary Feb 2024 #11
I hope everyone who reads this post soldierant Feb 2024 #17
As privileged white men they've all signed up for the easiest job there is -- paid coward. ancianita Feb 2024 #10
Ringling Bros are hiring.........Rs KS Toronado Feb 2024 #18
When Nalvany went to Russia I said that it was a mistake, that the likelihood of him getting out, or Escurumbele Feb 2024 #12
Putin would have killed him outside of the country too, eventually. Captain Zero Feb 2024 #14
Great post!! Living up to one's convictions as Navalny did...so brave. He suffered so PortTack Feb 2024 #15
To state the obvious, cilla4progress Feb 2024 #20

MadameButterfly

(1,142 posts)
1. Well, they're also scared for their safety and that of their family
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 09:18 PM
Feb 2024

Most of us aren't willing to give everything like these Titans. That's why many Republicans are quietly resigning rather than taking advantage of no further elections to speak the truth.

bdamomma

(64,012 posts)
8. Unless we
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 09:53 PM
Feb 2024

shut them out being elected. I do not want us to be like Russia. I hope those Russian citizens keep on protesting.

Putin needs to go, fucking despots they all need to go.

senseandsensibility

(17,320 posts)
3. k and r
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 09:28 PM
Feb 2024

This story is so disturbing. Like many in the civil rights movement, Navalny is a martyr. I just hope the Russian people don't lose all hope.

enid602

(8,706 posts)
4. Inspiration
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 09:31 PM
Feb 2024

I just needed some inspirational quotes on a day like today. Just to prove there are still some good people.

AZ8theist

(5,557 posts)
19. They lost hope decades ago. There is no restoration for them. Only more wars.
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 11:56 PM
Feb 2024

The Russians have been led by murderous psychopaths for centuries.
Putin is only the latest manifestation. Only Gorbachev had a reasonable course for their society.

soldierant

(7,019 posts)
17. I hope everyone who reads this post
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 11:21 PM
Feb 2024

goes to your link, scrolls dow, and watches (and listens to) Joan Baez sining "I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last Night." (But grab a Kleenex furst)

I thought of posting it, but it occurred to me it might already be at your link - and so it was.

Escurumbele

(3,430 posts)
12. When Nalvany went to Russia I said that it was a mistake, that the likelihood of him getting out, or
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 10:37 PM
Feb 2024

staying alive was slim. Well, it happened.

Martyrs rarely accomplish much, dead people cannot move other people, they cannot hold campaigns. I believe Nalvany could have accomplished infinitely more by staying outside of Russia and not allowing Putin to get his bloody hands on him. What did he accomplish? Not much. People will march, will write about him for some time, then new things will happen and Nalvany will be forgotten while the criminal Putin stays in power.

When Nalvany went to Russia and was aprehended, then went to a "trial", then to jail, people talked about him for a while, then people forgot until now, when he is dead. The same will happen, he will be in the news for a while and then people will forget about him, occasionally mentioning him when Putin's crimes are in the conversation, but the accomplishments of his martyrdom are very small. A real waste of an intelligent and patriotic man.

And anyone who tries to say that MLK accomplished and continues to, even after death, would not be making a good argument for martyrdom because MLK had the time to move masses, to talk to the people, he accomplished a lot while he was alive and left a legacy behind that others were able to take further, but Nalvany did not have that luxury, he decided to go back too soon with very little accomplished.

A very sad story.

Captain Zero

(6,908 posts)
14. Putin would have killed him outside of the country too, eventually.
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 11:01 PM
Feb 2024

Lots of high windows in London.
Lots of tea to poison too.

PortTack

(32,851 posts)
15. Great post!! Living up to one's convictions as Navalny did...so brave. He suffered so
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 11:14 PM
Feb 2024

As far as the gqp…they call us snowflakes my god did you ever see a bigger bunch of spineless white men, and women??!!

cilla4progress

(24,860 posts)
20. To state the obvious,
Sat Feb 17, 2024, 12:03 AM
Feb 2024

the historical jesus...

Gandhi. Mandela (who fortunately survived decades in prison)...

And so many servicemen and women.

Countless others known and unknown who sacrificed their comfort, convenience and very lives in service to their fellow folk.

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