"I am because we are and we are because I am." African proverb
This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development. But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the many.
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life.
A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.
On the other side
In constricting berth betwixt decks
Snatched African people stowed
The unknown of the sea
There is a story to be told
The stench of slavery around the vessel
Across the sea a people unfold
My Ancestors' rode
Rising intellectually on human pride
Our Grandparents ride
Across the ocean they stride