Esai Morales – Speaking Out

3 Sep

The 26th Annual William S. Paley Television Festival: "Battlestar Galactica/Caprica"

Reposted by permission of Esai Morales and Espada PR.

Esai Morales, is an award winning actor from New York. Some of his most memorable theater performances include; Oscar Wilde’s Salome with Al Pacino on Broadway; Joe Papp‘s production of The Tempest with Raul Julia for New York’s Shakespeare in the Park Festival; Tamer Of Horses for the Los Angeles Theater Center, for which he was awarded the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award; and the San Francisco run of the musical The Mambo Kings-Morales’ musical theater debut.


His television appearances have included top shows such as Miami Vice, The Twilight Zone, Outer limits, American Family, NYPD Blue, Vanished, 24, Burn Notice, CSI: Miami, Caprica, Jericho,  La Bamba and an upcoming appearance on Criminal Minds.

Jericho - Season 2, "Condor"- Skeet Ulrich as Jake, Esai Morales as Beck
Esai is co-founder, with Sonia Braga and Jimmy Smitts, of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts. A self-described “actorvist,” Morales has combined his passion and understanding of the human condition to build bridges across and beyond ethnic lines. Throughout his career, Morales has been an advocate for countless charities and causes. These causes include literacy, environment, health, immigration, arts funding and social justice issues as well as his consistent evolutionary message inspiring youth to strive towards a higher purpose and meaningful life.

Eric Stoltz and Esai Morales in Caprica
He has kindly agreed to permit some of his thoughts to be posted on this blog and to write the occasional article for us.

From Esai:

On Walmart: I loved this reply to someone defending the Wallmart business model on a Huffpost article detailing brand damage of it’s workers strikes:

walmart-satan“Walmart’s refusal to pay their workers a decent wage is actually costing YOU (and me and every other American taxpayer). Because Walmart does not pay their employees enough their employees file for government assistance like section 8 housing and food stamps. So it is costing us $2.6 BILLION in tax dollars every year. If Walmart paid $2.6 billion more to their workers they’d still make $13.1 billion in profit every year and would still be one of the most profitable companies on the planet. So if you are happy having the federal government take money out of YOUR pocket so that one of the world’s most profitable companies can rake in a few extra billion dollars just keep maintaining that opinion of yours.”


On JP Morgan: To be precise, JPMorgan receives a government subsidy worth about $14 billion a year, according to research published by the International Monetary Fund and our own analysis of bank balance sheets. The money helps the bank pay big salaries and bonuses. More important, it distorts markets, fueling crises such as the recent subprime-lending disaster and the sovereign-debt debacle that is now threatening to destroy the euro and sink the global economy.

Thomas Jefferson quote

On perseverance:
DONT QUIT!
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow–
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out–
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit–
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

– Author unknown

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On his Facebook posts: I love sharing knowledge and varied perspectives with all of you. Somehow I have to find a way to feed my family with all the time I spend here. Wondering if I should start my own News Site ala Huffington Post but without all the fluff that poses as information. On second thought, I guess people want fluff by the looks of the posts that go viral on here. A cute Chihuahua got more love on my other page than anything true and important I’ve ever posted combined. I know, I’ll start a fluff site dedicated to nothing serious at all. Ahhh, I can feel the money gearing up to roll in already… (sigh)

Facebook Privacy Policy Cartoon

On war and revolution: Saw this and HAD to share tho I’m not sure who it is written by:

“War is when the government tells you who the bad guy is.
Revolution is when you decide that for yourself.”

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