It has always been difficult keeping postcards promoting the Free James Titus Movement there. Many days over the past months have been spent in frustration because I could put a postcard on the public bulletin board, and within as little as four hours, it is gone.
Now someone has boldly ripped the latest postcard in half and stuck it back up there.
This one has a quote from James Baldwin on it:
Sentimentality, the ostentatious parading of excessive and spurious emotion, is the mark of dishonesty, the inability to feel; the wet eyes of the sentimentalist betray his aversion to experience, his fear of life, his arid heart; and it is always, therefore, the signal of secret and violent inhumanity, the mask of cruelty.
Then I wrote:
Remember Tillie Smith!
Free James Titus!
He didn't kill anyone in 1886!.
This doesn't surprise me at all. It shouldn't surprise anyone who has read the book that the James Baldwin quote comes from, Notes of a Native Son.
If I'm able to post fingerprints, I will.
Erik B. Anderson
Independence Township, New Jersey