Sunday, September 05, 2010

campaign

2 comments:

Harry Kresky said...

“Progress is born of agitation,” declared Debs, and his call to activism is as meaningful
today as it was a century ago. For Debs, activism for social justice was a moral
imperative. When the judge sentenced him to prison for opposing World War I, he
declared:
“Your Honor, years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my
mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now,
that while there is a lower class, I am in it; and while there is a criminal element I am of
it; and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.”

Harry Kresky said...

Just to set the record straight. Harry Kresky didn't say any of the above. I found the entire passage on the internet and wanted to share it with Hankster readers.