Friday, February 02, 2007

Darfur Hero: "We are the deciders" Molly Ivins

No, to my knowledge she did not fight directly for Darfur. However, she was a becon of what "fighting" antiviolently looks like.

"We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders. Every single day every single one of us needs to step outside and take some action to help stop this war. We need people in the streets banging pots and pans and demanding, 'Stop it now!' "

Molly Ivins Shook the Walls With Her Clarion Call

And joy was the key. Another thing she hated was anybody who didn't think that fighting the good fight was a kick. She left us all with a charge a few years ago:
"Keep fighting for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce."

Molly Ivins's Joyful Outrage
By E. J. Dionne Jr.Friday, February 2, 2007; Page A15

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