This is how it starts, kiddos. If enough middling citizens stand by, the things we hold dear can slip through our fingers.
Yep, that’s about right. pic.twitter.com/lgMviFgP9X— Ally Kazmucha (@iMuggle) February 26, 2016
And our topic is topsy-turvy: civil disobedience. As soon as you say the topic is civil disobedience, you are saying our problem is civil disobedience. That is not our problem.... Our problem is civil obedience.
Our problem is the numbers of people all over the world who have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience.
We recognize this for Nazi Germany. We know that the problem there was obedience, that the people obeyed Hitler. People obeyed; that was wrong. They should have challenged, and they should have resisted; and if we were only there, we would have showed them.
- Howard Zinn