“There is a marginalization of people who deeply believe in peace in this country. And I would say, that those people are not the fringe minority — are not the silent majority — but the silenced majority, silenced by the corporate media. And that has got to change.”
Amy Goodman is the co-founder, executive producer and host of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on more than 450 public broadcast stations in North America.
It’s not that she was arrested at the RNC. That’s not why I’ve added her to Project Inspiration. It’s that she embodies the best in her profession – she’s hard working, smart, and has the courage to tell the truth. The world needs people like Amy Goodman who do what she does.
In doing my research tonight, I’ve encountered quite a bit of fancy three syllable hate speech about Amy. And I guess I’m not surprised. Despite the fact that there is a band of small minded loons who are afraid of her, I maintain that Amy Goodman does good work.
I cling to the little I know about Rwanda and modern genocide: the voices coming out of our appliances communicate ideas that get into our minds and affect our actions. The voices do have power.
I choose to listen to Amy Goodman. I choose the truth. I choose peace.