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"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” - Elie Weisel

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu

"There comes a time when neutrality and laying low become dishonorable. If you’re not in revolt, you’re in cahoots. When this period and your name are mentioned, decades hence, your grandkids will look away in shame." - David Brooks

2 responses to “Pokanoket statement on the agreement with Brown University”

  1. leftyrite

    Impressive.

    Indicative of leadership.

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  2. leftyrite

    Impressive.

    Every time a spokesperson scores moral points

    against the pre-suppositions of those with less supple

    analyses,

    it becomes less possible for skeptics to condescend.

    You might wish to be assertive, or to disagree.

    But, you won’t be able to do it from on high.

    And that’s really the point.

    Let’s get human.

    Let’s get good.

    Let’s get, not just sustainable,

    but morally supportable.

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