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Malcolm X:

“You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.”

“Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.”

They don’t stand for anything different in South Africa than America stands for. The only difference is over there they preach as well as practice apartheid. America preaches freedom and practices slavery.

“When a person places the proper value on freedom, there is nothing under the sun that he will not do to acquire that freedom. Whenever you hear a man saying he wants freedom, but in the next breath he is going to tell you what he won’t do to get it, or what he doesn’t believe in doing in order to get it, he doesn’t believe in freedom. A man who believes in freedom will do anything under the sun to acquire or preserve his freedom.”

6 Responses to “X”

  1. So true. Yeah, apartheid is apartheid no matter how you present it.

  2. “Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.”

    Perhaps this is why anger has been driven out of fashion and we are now expected to feel sadness instead–sadness which is encoded as exclusively individual and personal?

  3. I couldn’t think of any quotes more appropriate for September 11

  4. good point Professor. Anger is so often dismissed as “bitterness.” my advisor wrote a wonderful paper about bitterness and anger, and how anger made into bitterness doesn’t get emotional uptake from respondents. anger is also turned into “crazy” a lot, which is made into something dangerous. interesting.

  5. Professor Zero, I love your comment/question.

  6. stumbled across your blog and throughly enjoyed reading your posts.

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