Burgerbeweging anno 1965 (Rosa Parks) - anno 2005 ( tegen de inmenging van de VS in Irak) - een vergelijking
Rosa Parks en burgerlijke ongehoorzaamheid.
Rosa Parks heeft nog een laatste maal het nieuws gehaald. Ditmaal niet door iets te doen wat zgz.‘niet hoorde’ zoals toen in 1965 nl. door te blijven zitten in de bus ook al stapt een blanke op, maar nu door te doen wat ons allen (uiteindelijk) gelijk maakt: sterven. ¨Parks is ook mede bekend door die machtige speech van M.L. King : M.L.King’s entrance into the Civil Rights Movement… King vermeldt daar haar naam als die moedige vrouw die tegen onrecht opstond.
Het volgende audiofragment bevat die beroemde redevoering van King ( samen met alle bevestigingen van de toehoorders en kreten van de kerk als achtergrond) en komt nog altijd zeer krachtig over. De bijgevoegde transcriptie hoeft eigenlijk niet, maar wordt hier bijgevoegd om de audiotekst toegankelijker te maken.
Het originele audiofragment (zéér de moeite) hier als streaming voor Realplayer: http://www.hpol.org/mlk/civil-rights-1966.ram
Hier de transcriptie van bovenstaand audiofragment:
But one day after finishing school, I was called to a little church down in
Things were going well for the first few days, but then about ten or fifteen days later, after the white people in
But I never will forget one night very late. It was around . And you can have some strange experiences at . (Yes, sir) I had been out meeting with the steering committee all that night. And I came home, and my wife was in the bed and I immediately crawled into bed to get some rest to get up early the next morning to try to keep things going. And immediately the telephone started ringing and I picked it up. On the other end was an ugly voice. That voice said to me, in substance, "Nigger, we are tired of you and your mess now. And if you aren’t out of this town in three days, we’re going to blow your brains out and blow up your house." (Lord Jesus)
I’d heard these things before, but for some reason that night it got to me. I turned over and I tried to go to sleep, but I couldn’t sleep. (Yes) I was frustrated, bewildered. And then I got up and went back to the kitchen and I started warming some coffee, thinking that coffee would give me a little relief. And then I started thinking about many things. I pulled back on the theology and philosophy that I had just studied in the universities, trying to give philosophical and theological reasons for the existence and the reality of sin and evil, but the answer didn’t quite come there. I sat there and thought about a beautiful little daughter who had just been born about a month earlier. We have four children now, but we only had one then. She was the darling of my life. I’d come in night after night and see that little gentle smile. And I sat at that table thinking about that little girl and thinking about the fact that she could be taken away from me any minute. (Go ahead) And I started thinking about a dedicated, devoted, and loyal wife who was over there asleep. (Yes) And she could be taken from me, or I could be taken from her. And I got to the point that I couldn’t take it any longer; I was weak. (Yes)
Something said to me, you can’t call on Daddy now, he’s up in
And I’ll tell you, I’ve seen the lightning flash. I’ve heard the thunder roll. I felt sin- breakers dashing, trying to conquer my soul. But I heard the voice of Jesus saying still to fight on. He promised never to leave me, never to leave me alone. No, never alone. No, never alone. He promised never to leave me, (Never) never to leave me alone.
"Sometimes (Yeah) I feel discouraged." (Yes)
And I don’t mind telling you this morning that sometimes I feel discouraged. (All right) I felt discouraged in
(ontleend van : http://members.fortunecity.com/roh4/id50.htm )
M.L. King sprak vanuit een visie die de wereld wou veranderen. Luister bvb. naar:
Een aantal speeches van King vind je op:
Burgerlijke ongehoorzaamheid anno 2005…. Een verschil?
Bekijk volgend protestfilmpje met als titel A Day of Civil Disobedience 26/9/05