Madonna – Vogue

Kind of crazy day. So, the Governor of Texas has decided to alert the National Guard to look for evidence that Obama is going to attempt a military takeover of Texas. Really?

Six police officers have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray. There is no joy here for me. I find the whole thing sad. Yes, I would like to see justice. I would like to see police officers doing their job – serving and protecting the public.

Artist: Madonna
Tune: Vogue

Progress Requires Struggle 

frederick douglass

“The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle… If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”


― Frederick Douglass