In 1932, the predecessor organization, the CDC, took 299 black sharecroppers from the South who had syphilis. They offered them free healthcare, hot lunches, and free burial. They said you can only come to us for healthcare. These were men who were sharecroppers, and they had syphilis. They were never told they had syphilis.
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
The time is always right to do what is right.
The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one’s soul.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
I think global warming is the gravest threat. With global warming, it’s the product of a war between old energy – between the carbon cronies, who, by the way, could not stay in business in a true free market capitalism.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.