Jesse Jackson told a crowd recently that being a conservative in America is a contradiction in terms because America is a liberal idea and conservatism is really about tyranny and fascism:
America is a liberal idea. How can you have in our country that is based upon liberality and liberation, be so anti-liberal. That’s toxic waste to our consciousness. It’s hard to be an American conservative because that’s a contradiction in terms.
Now if you take away freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of protest, and lock people out based upon their race, their language and their religion, that’s conservative and fascist. America is a liberal idea. It’s the idea of human rights for all human beings measured by one yard stick – was threatening to tyranny.
That’s why the most revolutionary rule in the Bible is the Golden Rule. It is the most threatening rule to tyranny you can imagine. For those who are driven by inheritance or privilege as opposed to work and sacrifice, it’s a very threatening rule.
You got something to fight for. It’s the agenda!
I mean the agenda is before us. So if you must occupy, define occupation so it’s not a nebulous term. Fighting for easier access to education and the right to vote and the right to health care is a fight worth fighting. And that may very well be as the winter thaws…this is the fight of our future.