Monday, September 12, 2016

Amazing Women of Color

The only thing I have to say about the events on September 11, 2001 is that a lone woman stood against using these events to give an inept president and a terrible government permission to attack random countries in the Middle East for as long as they want, including bombing the shit out of civilians without consequence.

This woman, a black woman, faced extreme harassment and death threats for standing up against all of the House and Senate to try and protect people overseas from U.S. imperialism and violence.

Barbara Lee’s Lone Vote on Sept. 14, 2001, Was as Prescient as It Was Brave and Heroic

Her 90-second speech about her dissent says it all:

For this, for opposing a resolution that the majority of us now recognize as a terrible mistake, she was called a traitor and attacked by multiple national publications such as the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Times.

She is the only one who held true to her principles in the face of overwhelming pressure. Barbara Lee for President 2kRightTheFuckNow.

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