Unless you are political or intellectual, events like the Depression are seen as personal events. We thought of the Depression as something that made the pipes freeze; we thought it hit us because Daddy didn't move his taxi stand and because he broke his hip. It was only later I found out it was a national phenomenon.

Florynce R. Kennedy Depression (1930s)

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Divide and conquer--that's what they try to do to any group trying to make social change. I call it D&C. Black people are supposed to turn against Puerto Ricans. Women are supposed to turn against their mothers and mothers-in-law. We're all supposed to compete with each other for the favors of the ruling class.

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I think unity is a mistake.... If I were the Establishment and had the big loaded guns of the various oppressive institutions.... I would much prefer to see one lion come through the door than 500 mice.

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I approve of anyone wearing what the establishment says you must not wear.

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Everybody's scared for their ass. There aren't too many people ready to die for racism. They'll kill for racism but they won't die for racism.

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... anybody with the brains and energy to become a teacher ought to want to become something better.

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