Thursday, January 20, 2011

so true...

"From that moment on, I was no longer a liberal, a believer in the self-correcting character of American democracy. I was a radical, believing that something fundamental was wrong in this country - not just the existence of poverty amidst great wealth, not just the horrible treatment of black people, but something rotten at the root. The situation required not just a new president or new laws, but an uprooting of the old order, the introduction of a new kind of society - cooperative, peaceful, egalitarian."

-Howard Zinn, from his 1994 memoir, "You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train"

4 comments:

Jabiz said...

Thanks for this little uplifting reminder.

an average patriot said...

Something fundamental is wrong with this country. I have changed party so many times back and forth I gave up.

Dave Dubya said...

In the corporate Right WIng US government, democracy is the radical threat to the status quo.

Georg said...

Bonjour Betmo,

Something fundamental is probably wrong in nearly all countries. That means this is the normal state of affairs. So don't let it bother you, keep on with the good works, don't do too much knitting, do some walking around especially when it rains or snows.

Cheers to you
Georg