Matt Damon Reads Howard Zinn on Civil Disobedience

Matt Damon reads from Howard Zinn’s speech “The Problem is Civil Obedience” (November 1970) from Voices of a People's History on Vimeo.

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I am not advocating the ideas of Howard Zinn here. I don’t know enough about him. He appears to be some sort of anarcho-socialist. I don’t agree with everything in the video, but I do agree that we should not blindly obey the state.

Conservapedia actually says Zinn was a communist: http://www.conservapedia.com/Howard_Zinn

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Do American Christians Have Their Heads in the Sand About Anti-Christian Persecution in the Post Arab Spring Middle East?

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Are American Christians guilty of a shameful silence regarding Islamic Anti-Christian Persecution in the Post Arab Spring and Post Iraq War Middle East?

Joel McDurmon of AmericanVision.org seems to think the answer is yes:

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Christians in the Middle East and Africa are being slaughtered, tortured, raped, kidnapped, beheaded, and forced to flee the birthplace of Christianity. One would think this horror might be consuming the pulpits and pews of American churches. Not so. The silence has been nearly deafening.  [Read More]

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McDurmon shares his suspicion that popular American eschatological views are the reason. We have been taught to expect what is happening to happen. We have not really been taught to do much about it.

He advocates working to change that.

I think I am being persuaded.

How about you?

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