text of image: A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
This quote was on Mandela’s verified twitter account. I don’t know that he actually typed those words personally, but it was written in his name, and it is a good sentiment.
text of image: “In the end we must remember that no amount of rules or their enforcement will defeat those who struggle with justice on their side”
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text of image: Activism is my rent for living on the planet – Alice Walker
Quote taken from this article, ‘The man who raised a black power salute at the 1968 Olympic Games, When John Carlos raised his fist in a black power salute at the 1968 Olympics, it changed 20th-century history – and his own life – for ever. How does he feel about it now?‘, The Guardian, 30 Mar 2012
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quote: John Carlos ‘I had a moral obligation to step up. Morality was a far greater force than the rules and regulations they had’
image is in no way intended to suggest that John Carlos, or the photographer, in any way endorses the contents of this post or this blog
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If you are not careful the newspapers will have you hating the oppressed and loving the oppressors- Malcolm X
In Germany, they came first for the Communists,
And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;
And then they came for the trade unionists,
And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews,
And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;
And then . . . they came for me . . .
And by that time there was no one left to speak up.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral,
the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
In the End, we will remember
not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. …
As long as one dissident is in prison, our freedom will not be true.
Law and justice are not always the same.