omfg reblogging till the end of time
blink of an eye; everything’s changed
No words in the vernacular
Could describe this great event
You’ll be dumb with wonderment!
Martin Luther King Jr.’s A Time to Break Silence.
[For those of you who can’t be bothered to read the speech, I’ve found a video for you.]
Somehow this madness must cease. We must stop now. I speak as a child of God and brother to the suffering poor of Vietnam. I speak for those whose land is being laid waste, whose homes are being destroyed, whose culture is being subverted. I speak for the poor of America who are paying the double price of smashed hopes at home, and death and corruption in Vietnam. I speak as a citizen of the world, for the world as it stands aghast at the path we have taken. I speak as one who loves America, to the leaders of our own nation: The great initiative in this war is ours; the initiative to stop it must be ours.
This is the message of the great Buddhist leaders of Vietnam. Recently one of them wrote these words, and I quote:
Each day the war goes on the hatred increases in the heart of the Vietnamese and in the hearts of those of humanitarian instinct. The Americans are forcing even their friends into becoming their enemies. It is curious that the Americans, who calculate so carefully on the possibilities of military victory, do not realize that in the process they are incurring deep psychological and political defeat. The image of America will never again be the image of revolution, freedom, and democracy, but the image of violence and militarism (unquote).
If we continue, there will be no doubt in my mind and in the mind of the world that we have no honorable intentions in Vietnam. If we do not stop our war against the people of Vietnam immediately, the world will be left with no other alternative than to see this as some horrible, clumsy, and deadly game we have decided to play. The world now demands a maturity of America that we may not be able to achieve. It demands that we admit that we have been wrong from the beginning of our adventure in Vietnam, that we have been detrimental to the life of the Vietnamese people.
It’s heeeeere! The Mockingjay Part I Teaser Trailer.
Ginevra Weasley + The Second Wizarding War
During the early days of the war, Ginevra could do nothing but wait. She was too young, they said, too young to fight; but she knew she was also too old to sit around as her brothers fought in the trenches. Hogwarts was a far cry from safety; students emerged from classrooms with cuts and bruises rather than laughing. And even if she desperately tried to be the shining beacon of hope, joking around even when she’d had to scrub the floors because she dared to talk back, it seemed as though it was all in vain.
So she decided to fight back. No fear could stop her - if she knew anything, she knew pain, and it came as a bittersweet reminder to keep fighting. Keep fighting and keep surviving. The Dumbledore’s Army rose again, and they were too angry to falter. After all, those who have nothing to lose are the ones you should be terrified of.
harry or ron or hermione
voldemort or umbridge or bellatrix
james or sirius or remus or peter
mcgonagall or dumbledore or hagrid
dobby or kreacher or winky
lunaor ginny or cho
hedwig or errol or pigwidgeon or hermes
quaffle or bludger or snitch
gryffindor or ravenclaw or slytherin or hufflepuff
hallows or horcruxes
hogwarts or beauxbatons or durmstrang
elder wand or invisibility cloak or resurrection stone
O.W.L.s or N.E.W.T.s
quirrell or lockhart or lupin or moody or umbridge or snape or carrow
crabbe or goyle
book 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7
fred or george
romione or dramione or snamione or harmony or other
owl or cat or toad
draco or harry
felix felicis or amortentia or polyjuice potion
krum or fleur or cedric
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