Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Few Relevant Quotes From Frederick Douglass

Those fighting for social justice and THLG rights would do well to read some frederick Douglass. A few very relevant quotes;

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.

That is probably his best known quote but there are others

 Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.

And more

It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.

This is relevant to my ongoing discusion of willful ignorance

 A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.

And finaly this

 America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future.

So follow the example of a very successful activist and get out there and cause some trouble.  

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