In Praise Of Learning

December 19, 2008

In Praise Of Learning

Learn the elementary things!
For those whose time has come
It is never too late!
Learn the ABC. It won’t be enough,
But learn it! Don’t be dismayed by it?
Begin! You must know everything.
You must lake over the leadership.

Learn, man in the asylum!
Learn, man in the prison!
Learn, woman in the kitchen!
Learn sixty year olds!
You must take over the leadership.
Seek out the school, you who are home
Acquire knowledge, you who shiver!
You who are hungry, reach for the book:
it is a weapon.
You must take over the leadership.

Don’t be afraid to ask, comrade!
Don’t be talked into anything.
Check for yourself!
What you do not know yourself
you don’t know.
Scrutinize the bill,
it is you who must pay it.
Put your finger on each item,
ask: how did this get there ?
You must take over the leadership.

– Bertolt Brecht


Music Video of the Week

December 19, 2008

Stand By Me – Various Artists

Picture of the Day

December 19, 2008

CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett pose for pictures at the new Yankee Stadium.

History in the Making

December 19, 2008


Voice of the Day

December 19, 2008

“Sometimes it seem like to tell the truth today is to run the risk of being killed. But if I fall, I’ll fall five feet four inches forward in the fight for freedom. I’m not backing off.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer

In solidarity with the Iraqi journalist

December 16, 2008


Cartoon of the Day

December 12, 2008