25 January 2006

Civil Obedience



Civil disobedience in not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience.

Our problem is that numbers of people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience ...

Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity and war and cruelty.

Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty theives, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem.


-- Howard Zinn
(Sometimes when you are at a loss for words, you ought to just defer to the master.)

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