User:RUReady2Testify

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Hi! Welcome to my Wikipedia User page.

About me: I will add to this later, I'm fairly new here.

For now, I just want everyone to know that I do not get paid by any corporations, think tanks, industry groups, advocacy groups, consumer groups, trade groups, or anybody at all to police Wikipedia for challenges to their viewpoints.

About my user name, RUReady2Testify: This is taken from a slogan ("Are you ready to testify?") used by the rock band the MC5 in the 60s and 70s. The the slogan, encouraging political participation, was borrowed from its religious usage in evangelical churches, particularly Black churches, in the American South. I might change my user name, because it occurs to me now that this may appear that the ID is related to what I do on Wikipedia. It isn't. When signed up for a Wikipedia user ID, this was my third or fourth choice (the others were not available) and while trying to come up with an ID, I happened also to be listening to a live MC5 recording.