The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

And what about our own home-grown religious fundamentalists?

Dec 3, 2001

It’s not only in the Middle East that medieval superstitions and reactionary ideas run rampant.

Try right here, in the good old USA, where women can be harassed and attacked for walking into a clinic to have an abortion, where doctors or nurses can be killed for working in women’s clinics where abortions are performed; where homosexuals can be beaten up or killed for their “unhealthy” life style; where couples can be condemned to prison or refused an apartment for cohabitation without marriage and where some states still keep miscegenation statutes on the books.

Artwork destroyed by the Taliban? You don’t have to look any further than Mayor Giuliani who attempted to pull art out of the Brooklyn Museum.

Books burned, science denounced? How about the state of Kansas which declared that schools do not have to teach evolution, plate tectonics or the formation of the universe. It seems they contradict the Word of God as put down in the Koran – oops, the Bible.