Quotes For Daily Use; As you Bang on the Beast.

August 15, 20120 Comments

“To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason,
is like administering medicine to the dead.” — T
HOMAS PAINE.

“I never make exceptions. An exception disproves the rule.” Sherlock Holmes

America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future.
Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.

Say nothing of father, for he is shrouded in a mystery I have never been able to penetrate. Slavery does away with fathers, as it does away with families. Slavery has no use for either fathers or families, and its laws do not recognize their existence in the social arrangements of the plantation. (sounds like prison for black men).

I assert most unhesitatingly, that the religion of the South — as I have observed it and proved it — is a mere covering for the most horrid crimes; a justifier of the most appalling barbarity; a sanctifier of the most hateful frauds; and a dark shelter, under which the darkest, foulest, grossest, and most infernal abominations fester and flourish. Were I again to be reduced to the condition of A slave, next to that calamity, I should regard the fact of being the slave of a religious slaveholder, the greatest that could befall me.

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and incur my own abhorrence.
Frederick Douglass 

 

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