Current Affairs ---
My Response to President Obama's Speech --
Selma did not determine the meaning of America. America was already defined before Selma, and that definition has not changed - violent and unjust. What we saw in Selma on March 7, March 9, and March 21 were attempts by some of that nation's citizens to stand up against the violence and injustice its country had directed against them. Dr. King described America as "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world". It still is. And the greatest purveyor of injustice also. The idea of a just America, a fair America, an inclusive America, and a generous America, far from having ultimately triumphed as per President Obama, is still a mere idea, for America is not just, not fair, not inclusive, and not generous. Now do not tell me about all the aid America has given and is giving to poorer nations; giving donations to them with one hand and actively preserving their economic backwardness with the other is not generosity.