We as Americans believe it’s OK to kill people. We believe it’s OK to invade a country that had nothing to do with 9/11. We think it’s OK to invade a country where we think Osama Bin Laden is and he’s in the other country. So we just go in and we just kill. And we have the death penalty; we sanction it.
When we give ourselves the chance to let go of all our tension, the body’s natural capacity to heal itself can begin to work.
Don’t trust anyone over thirty.
I’m a highly flawed individual, as we all are, and because I was raised by Jesuits, I’m constantly, ‘What is it about me and what I can do to be better?’
It’s an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don’t try to make it posthumous.
Long before gun control was touted as ‘common sense’ measures, the concept was promoted as a means to keep ethnic populations in an unequal position while assuaging the fears of whites.
If a law commands me to sin I will break it; if it calls me to suffer, I will let it take its course unresistingly.
My father didn’t know his real name. My father got his name from his grandfather and he got his name from his grandfather and he got it from the slave master.
There is a weapon we can fight with. That is the weapon of political action.
A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back – but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you.