I got nothing against no Viet Cong. No Vietnamese ever called me n***er. You won’t even stand up for me in America for my religious beliefs and you want me to go somewhere and fight, but you won’t even stand up for me at home.
Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers. And for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always.
A true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality.
-Ernesto “Che” Guevara
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
-John Fitzgerald Kennedy
I agree with Dante that the hottest places in Hell are reserved for those, who in a period of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality. There comes a time when silence becomes betrayal.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.
To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
First they came for the Jews, but I did nothing because I’m not a Jew. Then they came for the socialists, but I did nothing because I’m not a socialist. Then they came for the Catholics, but I did nothing because I’m not a Catholic. Finally, they came for me, but by then there was no one left to help me.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
It is better to protest than to accept injustice.
There will never be a new world order until women are a part of it.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Finally, let us understand that when we stand together, we will always win. When men and women stand together for justice, we win. When black, white, and Hispanic people stand together for justice, we win.
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
-Henry David Thoreau
I freed a thousand slaves and I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.
What I’ve learned is that real change is very, very hard. But I’ve also learned that change is possible-if you fight for it.
You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.