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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Quote of the Day

"Those who want to censor Rachel Corrie’s voice today remind me of those who tried to censor the voices of my generation long ago. Then, as now, they said morality was complex, not simple, that context was overriding, that if we stood against racial injustice in Mississippi it would be exploited by Communists in other lands. That racism and brutality in America, however regrettable, could never be considered equivalent to racism and brutality in other, more sinister, places. That there was no moral equivalence between American killing and Communist killing."

-Tom Hayden, from his "New Port Huron Statement." As he later says, "If my question is disturbing, outrageous and provocative, you will understand the role that idealists must play across the generations."

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