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Since 1998 I've been sending out these reflections first thing each week--one or more quotes plus my thoughts about the intersections and contradictions. They're archived here back to 2002, and a new one is posted every Monday morning. Dialogue is still welcome . . .

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Quote #935 - #Jaccuse

06 Jul, 2020

J'ACCUSE!


"It is a crime to poison the minds of the meek and the humble, to stoke the passions of reactionism and intolerance ... to exploit patriotism in the service of hatred ... to ensconce the sword as the modern god, whereas all science is toiling to achieve the coming era of truth and justice."
Émile Zola
"J'accuse!"

"Protesting is never a disturbance of the peace. Corruption, injustice, war, and intimidation are disturbances of the peace."
Bryant McGill
"Simple Reminders"

"Even the tiny protest helps."
Patsy Mink


Émile Zola was accusing the French government
of anti-semitism in the Dreyfus Affair.

Patsy Mink was the first woman of color
elected to Congress
and she had to fight for every piece of ground she gained.

You can read all about them both.

Every way we educate ourselves helps.
Every way we question the status quo helps.
Every way we speak our truth helps.
Speaking back helps.
Speaking out helps.

Every vote
Every raised voice
Every protest--
Short or long,
Small or large,
Ruly or unruly--
Helps.

Don't let them convince you otherwise.


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