Godspeed

Robert Hicks of the Deacons for Defense and Justice passed away:

But his role in the civil rights movement went beyond armed defense in a corner of the Jim Crow South. He led daily protests month after month in Bogalusa then a town of 23,000, of whom 9,000 were black to demand rights guaranteed by the 1964 Civil Rights Act. And he filed suits that integrated schools and businesses, reformed hiring practices at the mill and put the local police under a federal judges control.

2 Responses to “Godspeed”

  1. Matt Groom says:

    As the real civil rights leaders and heroes pass on, the phonies and posers continue to pervert and marginalize their great sacrifices. The tragedy is not that they die, but that they are no longer understood.

  2. Jim says:

    The shameful thing is that this post has brought only one post prior to my own.

    The Deacons were Men, and of the sort Bill Whittle wrote about in his magnificent essays, “Courage”, and “Tribes”.

    I’d be proud to stand, fight, and though God forbid, if necessary, die alongside such men.

    It’s a damned shame that their honor is stolen by scum such as jackson, shaprton and their ilk. Lack of capitalization, quite deliberate, thank you.

    Unc, sir. You need to bump this post to the top, along with an ass chewing to your leigons who read this site.

    The Deacons then, are who we are needing to be now. Forces even beyond what they faced rally against our cause of freedom, free men, and the righteousness of our cause.

    They took up arms to not only defend, but to assert their freedoms. Note the difference. They stood in the breach in every true Biblical sense of the term.

    Will we have their balls, or backbone?

    Given the lack of notice to this post, I’m depressed at the likelihood.

    Jim
    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX