HT to the "Sons of Malcolm" for this wonderful interview. I can't remember when it was that I stumbled upon this young man's site, but it was an immediate relationship -- at least on my part! J. Sakai lays out some very real truths about what being "American" is, and has been about, for the self-determination of all Others in this "land of the free, and home of the brave." Sakai definitely speaks of the MLK I believed in, and additionally, he talked about the Chicano Movement of which, Obama's Latino beard at the DNC, Mayor Julian Castro's mother was a big part (he also hits the nail on its proverbial head with regard to why "Occupy" movements make me leery!)
This, at the 1:09 click, was something else for me:
"And although he didn't say it of course, the Iroquois Confederacy, women had tremendous legal powers, under their laws of government. Um, you couldn't have a war unless 3/4 of the mothers, women who had borne children, voted for the war, for example, under their laws. No men could vote for war."Think about that for a minute!
Please enjoy this -- and I hope you find something, anything, that will help you critically think (and watch out for "the new, semi-trailer coming up in your rear-view mirror, threatening to drive you off the road!").