Thursday, November 13, 2008

Mad Progress TV!

Mad Progress TV is much more of an effort than a TV program. This campaign asks what Martin Luther King Jr. would do if he were alive today, and we look to his speech Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence--made one year to the day before his assassination--for inspiration. Within that speech King argued that the war in Vietnam was merely indicative of a far greater "malady of the American spirit", and that the time had come in regards to this malady when "silence becomes betrayal". This show is our attempt to actively break this silence, as an analysis of the ailments King recognized expose alarming parallels between our country then and now. Most importantly, we believe as King believed that the silence in regards to the active betrayal of our soldiers is perhaps the most heinous sign of this condition. Both the wars in Iraq and Vietnam bring "cynicism to the process of death" for the American men and women willing to give the most for their country, and speaking out about this travesty is our most important initiative.

This program is part of a larger effort entitled Beyond Iraq: A Time to Break Silence which we hope will help bring attention to these parallels. We hope this work will help inspire others to break the silence with us, so please visit our website to learn more about what we are doing and how you can help!

Watch Mad Progress TV on WYOU Saturday afternoons at 3:30 pm.

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