Quotations on Bigotry


I have tried to keep political discussion and commentary out of my blogposts, but there are times that demand commentary. Since World War Two, the U.S. Military has lead the way in integration, and today was a step backwards. Bigotry is justified by a fear of change, and such thinking must be challenged.



“What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.”

                                                               Albert Einstein



(https://commons.wikimedia.org Karel Joseph Raabe artist)

“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.”

                                                   Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe




“When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.”

                                                  John E. Lewis


15 thoughts on “Quotations on Bigotry

  1. authortcmichael

    I think it was probably the right choice, the argument shouldn’t be defended by an emotional stance, but rather a realistic and necessary one.


  2. Dreamer9177

    What you said is very true. I served in the US Navy when women were integrated onto my ship. THe backlash was intense but within a few months the anticipated problems did not occur and things returned to normal. It was a lesson that sometimes changes has to come from above to advance the greater good.

    After the announcement of the ban, a friend who is still on active duty bitched about why the ban would be a good thing. “The military is no place for social experimentation” was the phrase used. I resisted the urge to tell her that 20 years ago she would have been the “experimentation” and that her pregnancy and maternal leave would have qualified as exactly the type of “avoidable medical expense” that she used as she parroted the RWNJ talking points of today.


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