Thank God one person has the courage to stand up and not go along with the hypocrisy!! Thank God ONE person had the nerve to speak out and tell it like it is! Diane Nash, Civil Rights activist, Selma Organizer who led the original march across the Edmund Pettus bridge was scheduled to march on Saturday March 7th the refused at the last minute when she saw George W. Bush was part of those who led the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, saying Bush is “an insult to those who believe in non-violence”. “I think the Selma Movement was about nonviolence and peace and democracy and George Bush stands for just the opposite—for violence and war and stolen elections,” said Nash.
Although, I was disappointed that she didn’t also mention Obama who’s done nothing but carry out the policies of the Bush Administration and who’s actually worse than the Bush Admin in perpetuating Crimes against humanity in unjust “wars”in the middle east and has imprisoned more whistle blowers under the “espionage” act than any other president in history, at least she pegged one guy right.
Nash co-founded the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) with her then, husband James Bevel with a handful of others and initiated the Alabama Voting Rights Project which gave birth to the Selma to Montgomery marches.
Nash also, pointed out the Bush Administration’s use of Torture and saying she thought “This was not an appropriate event for him”.-CommonDreams
“George Bushs’ presence is an insult to me and to people who really do believe n non-violence,” Nash said, expressing concern that the non-violent legacy of Selma would become “confused”.
An outspoken proponent of non-violence, Nash is also, responsible for helping create the original Nashville lunch counter sit-ins as well as the desegregation efforts of the Freedom Rider bus.
President J.F.K. appointed Nash to a National Committee that prepared for the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, because of her leadership.
Nash said she did not know if non-violence would work back in the 1960’s, “Now we know that it does”. Nash felt the 50th anniversary should be a celebration of non-violence and “was definitely one of the most significant social inventions of the 20th century”.
Obama to a Chicago audience, from Electronic Intifada ..
Israel is “our strongest ally in the region and its only established democracy,” Obama said, assuring his audience that “we must preserve our total commitment to our unique defense relationship with Israel by fully funding military assistance and continuing work on the Arrow and related missile defense programs.” Such advanced multi-billion dollar systems he asserted, would help Israel “deter missile attacks from as far as Tehran and as close as Gaza.” As if the starved, besieged and traumatized population of Gaza are about to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Obama said in an interview with WLTV Univision 23 in Miami on Thursday when asked about his message for the Venezuelan people: “The most important thing is to remember that the future of Venezuela should be in the hands of the Venezuelan people. We’ve seen from Chavez in the past authoritarian policies, suppression of dissent.”- Venezuelanalysis.com
Obama saying Chavez has “authoritarian policies”, “suppression of dissent??” Look who’s talking!
The Quinnipiac poll out Wednesday found that 33% of Americans see Obama as the worst post-war president, while just 8% consider him the best. Another 28% see former President George W. Bush as the worst. Richard Nixon, the only American President ever to resign in disgrace, was picked the worst by 13%, according to the poll.- TIME
The fact that Bush marched instead of Nash is an insult to us all! I believe. The fact that they had Bush march at the expense of the ORIGINATOR of the march back in 1965 is an outrage and should be seen as blasphemy. The fact that Nash had to sit out the 50th anniversary march to George W. shows us exactly what this country is all about. What Obama is about since he invited Bush to this event.
I’d like to know what either of their responses are or if they even know Nash chose not to march because of Bush. I believe Obama and Bush are truly out of touch.