Saturday, October 27, 2012

The wisdom of Frederick Douglass (part 2)

"Power concedes nothing without a demand.
                                                  It never did and it never will."
Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)

Folks with power generally want more.
And tomorrow.
And generally, they never want to give it up.

It's human nature.

The "better self" that many of us like to believe in doesn't look the same in all of us.

And another thing: government wasn't invented by the huddled masses, yearning to breathe free….

More from Douglass......

Burke on evil.....

Yeah, but what's your real reason?...

Tolstoy on changing the world.....

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