Monday, January 18, 2016

Jack’s Winning Words 1/18/16
“When you are right you cannot be too radical.  When you are wrong you cannot be too conservative.”  (MLK Jr)  Was Martin a conservative or a radical?  Radical, in the sense that the civil rights changes he helped bring about were extreme.  Conservative, in the way that change was accomplished…through peaceful marches.  Too many permanently label themselves, conservative or radical, when certain situations call for a label that can be changed.    ;-)  Jack

FROM HONEST JOHN:  My label for you is "Old Swede".   That says it all!====JACK:  As a matter of fact, I'm, half German.  Ask my wife, and she'll tell you that it's my dominant trait.  But, deep down, I'm just a trevlig gubbe.

FROM TARMART REV:  Thinking Jesus had a few that were labeled and changed as well-- "Sons of Thunder" come to mind rather quickly.====JACK:  ...and Peter was nicknamed, the "Rock," by Jesus.  I've also read that a nickname for Paul is, the "Big P."  It fits!====PAUL:  Sweet!! ====JACK:  "Sweet P?"  That's even a better nickname for you.

FROM HAWKEYE GEORGE:  I think he was also an unofficial follower of Booker T. Washington, who said the way to freedom was "work, work, work".  Both were great men.====JACK:  The original Martin Luther said that "works" won't get you into heaven.  It's only by the "grace" of God.
====GEORGE: I wasn't thinking about life after death.  This is about earning a good reputation and a place of honor in our society. Rev. Wright is for "agitate, agitate, agitate" and so is Saul Alinsky in his writings.====JACK:  Conservatism and radicalism are both tools used to accomplish a purpose, whatever that purpose might be.  To use tools properly (as you know) is the best way to get a job done.
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY:  He is correct.  Labels are for cans of vegetables!  We are a mix of left and right!====JACK:  We got our label on the occasion of our baptism...Christian.

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