Monday, July 14, 2008

Uniting

H/t to Matt Freeman for the link to this article about those Dems who would snipe at Obama over details instead of uniting for the good of the country, especially HRC feminists who believe they have to "punish" the Dems for Hilary not winning.

I teach a course on the Harlem Renaissance, and one of the most inspiring essays we read is W. E. B. DuBois urging African-American men to fight in World War I despite the fact that the U. S. denied them basic rights as human beings. And when they came home, after having been some of the most heroic fighters in the war, DuBois wrote:

"We return.
We return from fighting.
We return fighting!
Make way for Democracy! We saved it in France, and by the great Jehovah, we will save it in the United Stated of America, or know the reason why."

Once the battle in November has been won, there will be time to "return fighting." If the war is lost, there will be no opportunity.
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