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Holy quotes! The expansive mind of Marcus Singletary, part two

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While the initial 'Holy Quotes!' transcribed verbal offerings from radio interviews broadcast in 2012 and 2013, part two compiles material from several written articles published during the same time frame. They refer to a variety of social issues and topics; some may appear edgy and others not, but none are meant to offend and all are aimed at stimulating several areas of your brain at once.

...on the U.S. Constitution

'Notions of 'freedom' have been etched into statutes due to the depravity of much of the [American] citizenry - obvious when judging the harsh roads down which civil rights traveled in the face of a sociopolitical climate favoring mass discrimination.' (June 9, 2013)

...on civil liberties

'The manifestation of sociological change through journalistic sensationalism is an untenable notion as the nation struggles over partisan ideas of equality and civil liberties are being retroacted at will by legislators unsympathetic to the plight of working classes.' (July 18, 2012)

...on social movements

'Social movements lose power amidst the lure of commercialization.' (August 22, 2012)

...on artistic and creative responsibility

'[Many] film 'creators'...flail away in exploitative disregard for those affected by the violence they, as 'insiders,' have never (or rarely, if ever) experienced, [as] hiring big-ticket celebrities is easier than living amongst those you socially devalue.' (June 24, 2013)

...on legislative accountability

'Often..anti-welfare advocates warn against dependency at all costs. Yet, these same people fail to provide concrete solutions for inner-city problems including adequate housing, long-term employment, and quality education.' (July 23, 2012)

...on social justice

'The U.S. justice system continues to base its choices upon futile expectations of uncontrolled chaos resulting from any decision, waged amidst public scrutiny, that does not rule in favor of African-Americans, if involved.' (September 28, 2012)

...on cultural division

'[Blacks] cried out for equal housing, schooling, and employment opportunities during the Civil Rights era...yet these institutions have each become more segregated than ever, with public opinion on nearly all important social issues divided in halves according to political allegiance (suggesting racial division since few minorities vote for Republican candidates.)' (October 20, 2012)

'The main problem within the black community is its lack of willingness to turn the page on its own narrative in order to include blacks whose tastes do not align with those institutionally mandated (namely, blacks who know better than to accept corporate perceptions of art and social justice) and a majority of the members of any generation of any other culture.' (July 21, 2013)

...on women

'[People assume] all women are liberal, but it is clear that appealing to women with 'logical' arguments...is a bad move - especially when the arguments are framed around the possibility of their own potential danger.' (July 15, 2013)

...on guns

'There is definitely merit in attempting to place curbs on gun usage and visibility...Beyond the surface of the issue is the public's willingness to engage in lawlessness.' (December 16, 2012)

'Imagine a world of civilians self-assuming the role of policemen, with the unbridled liberty that allows them to then become the judge, jury, and executioner. Now, as the issue of guns in bars remains a hot-button topic in many places...picture any random person once labeled a 'responsible gun owner' assuming the same roles in an inebriated state of mind. Conclude your nightmare knowing, regardless of the direction in which we head, statistics point towards many more storm clouds of carnage.' (February 24, 2013)

'Neither background checks nor stricter gun legislation are effective at curbing acts stemming from volatile character.' (March 30, 2013)

...on career paths

'First and foremost, you must expect that other human beings will not support your visions, as most people are limited in their interactions by their own agendas. As long as you live your life objectively, without an agenda, and faithful to yourself and your own goals, you will succeed, and you will find success on your own terms. Be confident, know your skills and strengths, and find those truly connected to your interests and visions.' (August 9, 2013)

...on finding a proper profession - and loving it

'The lack of a human connection is why seventy percent of all Americans hate their jobs. Only do what you love, with those who can enjoy a relationship based on mutual respect and, if a situation is not working out, unchain yourself from its shackles and start anew.' (August 9, 2013)

Check out the initial installment of Singletary's "Holy Quotes!" series: HOLY QUOTES, PART ONE.

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