Sunday, October 09, 2011

The Serenity of John Lewis



If you can ignore the cult-like chanting, focus on the face of John Lewis.

If there is a god, he reached down and placed something deep within Lewis. Something most will never possess. Once again, in his lifetime, he is told by a man that he cannot speak and he responds with a shield of peace and serenity.

The young man at the end of the video who yells "John Lewis is not better than anyone else" is very wrong. John Lewis is better than most. And it is this denial which lifts the shallow shell of self-righteousness off this movement and exposes a deep arrogance not so different from those they oppose.

2 comments:

Grayson: Atlanta, GA said...

The cult-like chanting (creepy AND juvenile all in one!) gives 'em something to do. Looking busy is critical... in the street or in the boardroom.

Juliana-Chairwoman said...

It's also very important to remember that unlike the OWSAtl people Cong. Lewis had hours/years of training in non-violence and movement organizing.

This is where it shows, in moments like this, and of course the House floor when Cantor is in leader seat.