quotes? pics? videos?
“The challenge remains. On the other side are formidable forces: money, political power, the major media. On our side are the people of the world and a power greater than money or weapons: the truth.
Truth has a power of its own. Art has a power of its own. That age-old lesson – that everything we do matters – is the meaning of the people’s struggle here in the United States and everywhere. A poem can inspire a movement. A pamphlet can spark a revolution. Civil disobedience can arouse people and provoke us to think, when we organize with one another, when we get involved, when we stand up and speak out together, we can create a power no government can suppress. We live in a beautiful country. But people who have no respect for human life, freedom, or justice have taken it over. It is now up to all of us to take it back.”
“What struck me as I began to study history was how nationalist fervor--inculcated from childhood on by pledges of allegiance, national anthems, flags waving and rhetoric blowing--permeated the educational systems of all countries, including our own. I wonder now how the foreign policies of the United States would look if we wiped out the national boundaries of the world, at least in our minds, and thought of all children everywhere as our own. Then we could never drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, or napalm on Vietnam, or wage war anywhere, because wars, especially in our time, are always wars against children, indeed our children.”
“Nations are not communities and never have been. The history of any country, presented as the history of a family, conceals the fierce conflicts of interest (sometimes exploding, often repressed) between conquerors and conquered, masters and slaves, capitalists and workers, dominators and dominated in race and sex. And in such as world of conflict, a world of victims and executioners, it is the job of thinking people, as Albert Camus suggested, not to be on the side of the executioners.”
Last edited by pinkcanary; 06-12-2015 at 11:00 PM.
i think EII, or IEE
from reading "A people's history of the United States", i believe he was an ethical type, specifically delta NF. his was a very moralistic voice that presented a side of American history that focused on public insurrections and the suffering, injustice, and exploitation he believed many Americans experienced throughout its history - things that are often ignored or whitewashed by conservatives, nationalists, and the like. he did not apologize for presenting his "biased" view of American history (which imo, is of a left-wing populist variety), in fact he freely admitted it, because he believed this version of American history needed to be told. i think his writing is meant to deliberately provoke people's emotions, including feelings of shame of guilt directed towards America and its actions.
compare his VI to EIIs
his wife (who died a couple years before him) might have been LSE.
From the quotes I've picked up that his type is among the Casual-Determinist ones + signs of introversion. Veered between LSI and EII for a bit, but then constructivism started showing up - so EII is my guess, possibly Fi-sub so/sx.
EII > LII
Mortal, mortal, what would you
With that beauty once was yours?
Perishable is the dew,
And the dust endures.
"Nations are not communities and never have been" This is totally counter to the "us vs them" mentality described on the Beta Wikisocion page. EII.
I really hate him and everything he stands for- a passive victimhood always seeking reparations, seeking atonement from sons for the sins of their fathers. It runs counter to my entire philosophy of proactiveness, willpower, individual responsibility and "playing the hand you are dealt", so to speak.