‘Selma’ 4-minute music video: Glory, when the war is won

Selma (my review here) artistically documents activists’ strategic work to realize basic human rights already legally guaranteed under the US Constitution.

Selma’s music video of John Legend’s lyrics (below) with Common’s performance powerfully communicates the ideals, work, and promise from yesterday and today.

Today, among ~100 crucial areas of public importance, activists have irrefutably objective and independently verifiable facts that easily explain, document, and prove US history of:

An obvious question: What does the 99.99% of humanity do to end these vicious policies, and genuinely have opportunity to create a bright future for all Earth’s inhabitants?

An obvious answer: We tell the truth/facts, arrest obvious criminals, and have media broadcast our true condition so we may begin (I explain here).


“One day, when the glory comes, it will be ours, it will be ours. One day, when the war is won, we will be sure, we will be sure! Oh, glory, glory! Oh, glory, glory!

Hands to the Heavens, no man, no weapon, formed against, yes glory is destined. Every day, women and men become legends. Sins that go against our skin become blessings.

The movement is a rhythm to us. Freedom is like religion to us. Justice is juxtaposition in us. Justice for all just ain’t specific enough. One son died, his spirit is revisiting us; true and living in us.

Resistance is us.

That’s why Rosa sat on the bus. That’s why we walk through Ferguson with our hands up. When it go down, we woman and man up. They say, “Stay down” and we stand up. Shots, we on the ground, the camera panned up. King pointed to the mountaintop, and we ran up.

One day, when the glory comes, it will be ours, it will be ours. Oh, one day, when the war is won, we will be sure, we will be sure! Oh, glory, glory! Oh, glory, glory glory!

Now the war is not over, victory isn’t won. But we’ll fight on to the finish, then when it’s all done, we’ll cry Glory! Oh, Glory! Glory! Glory!

We’ll cry Glory! Oh, Glory! Oh, Glory! Oh, Glory!

Selma is now for every man, woman, and child. Even Jesus got his crown in front of a crowd. They marched with the torch, we gon’ run with it now. Never look back, we’ve gone hundreds of miles. From dark roads, he rose, to become a hero. Facing the league of justice, his power was the people.

The enemy is lethal; a King became regal; saw the face of Jim Crow under a bald eagle.

The biggest weapon is to stay peaceful. We sing; the music is the cuts that bleed through. Somewhere in the dream we had an epiphany. Now we right the wrongs in history. No one can win the war individually. It takes the wisdom of the elders, and young peoples’ energy.

Welcome to the story we call Victory.

The coming of the Lord, mine eyes have seen Glory!

One day, when the glory comes, it will be ours, it will be ours. Oh, one day, when the war is won, we will be sure, we will be sure. Oh, glory, glory! Yeah, glory, glory!

When the war is won, when it’s all said and done, we’ll cry Glory! Oh, Glory! Glory!”


Note: Examiner.com has blocked public access to my articles on their site (and from other whistleblowers). Some links in my articles are therefore now blocked. If you’d like to search for those articles other sites may have republished, use words from the article title within the blocked link. Or, go to http://archive.org/web/, paste the expired link into the box, click “Browse history,” click onto the screenshots of that page for each time it was screen-shot and uploaded to webarchive. Then switch the expired URLs with webarchived ones of that same information. I’ll update as “hobby time” allows; including my earliest work from 2009 to 2011 (blocked author pages: here, here).

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