"[...] most progressive victories in U.S. history did not enjoy majority
support when they were won. In case after case, a radical minority
disrupted the functioning of businesses and state institutions, which
sought to restore stability by granting concessions and ordering
politicians to do the same."
"Public opinion often shifts toward the radicals after the fact. In
1966, 59% thought the Vietnam War was “morally justified.” A decade
later, 70% said the war was “fundamentally wrong and immoral.” In the
years in between, radicals such as MLK had condemned U.S. intervention
in Vietnam as “one of the most unjust wars that has ever been fought in
the history of the world.” As usual, the radicals endured a barrage of
vitriol from respected commentators, and King and many others paid for
their radicalism with their lives."
Via Lisa Stranger, who wrote "You have to be willing to be “wrong” to be
on the right side of history"
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics
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