There was a very famous leader in Atlanta who thought that education was appropriate, but on the whole, the view was, ‘If you’re going to keep people down, you have to keep them ignorant. And so, nothing personal, but we just don’t want to recognize the attributes that man of learning would bring. Quite threatening, those would be.’
I don’t believe that being an inspiring leader is a goal that you can aspire to. It is a by-product.
Caceres was a vocal and brave indigenous leader, an opponent of the 2009 Honduran coup that Hillary Clinton, as secretary of state, made possible.
What I care about is whether or not a leader will work with America’s working people, whether or not a leader cares about responsibility and honest work and whether or not a leader will fight to keep the American Dream alive.
There’s nothing worse than a leader who lacks ambition.
Americans think they’re the leader of the world and yet can say that they’re putting their economic interests ahead of the lives of – quite possibly – tens of millions of people who over the next 50 years will die because of floods or storms or tropical diseases or whatever. I guess that sort of thing makes me angry.
Social conditions that spur large numbers of people into action are ignored in favor of a Hollywood version of history focusing on one conquering hero. Since a movement for social change is embodied in its leader, death of the leader means death of the movement.