Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy
March 13, 1962
Address on the first Anniversary of the Alliance for Progress
[I grew up with this being part of my understanding of what made the U.S. different from so many other governments of the world throughout history. I never imagined this might be a prophecy for our future.
We now have a situation where essentially half of the population believes a fraudulent election gave the presidency to a candidate who openly, and proudly, states they plan to deny every citizen their basic, inalienable, human rights.
Today there are other Kennedy quotes which are also applicable:
- We dare not tempt them with weakness.
- We shall pay any price.
- The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it.
- The long range risks of comfortable inaction.
We live in interesting times.—Joe]