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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Most Offensive = Most Easily Offended?

The story of John Carlos and Tommie Smith is one of the greatest and sadest stories in American history.  Their picture is one of the most famous pictures in our nation's history.  The 1968 Olympics was an international stage where the message of discrimination, racism, and technology came together.  The first satellite televised Olympics.  The total story is simply amazing.  I can't do it justice. 

I simply say, thank you Mr. Carlos & Mr. Smith, for your courage to do what was right...not just for you, but for all of us.  The statue at SJSU pays tribute. 

Isn't it interesting that a non-violent gesture was seen as a symbol of power.

Some people just want to be offended...usually the most offensive people of all.

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