Thursday, January 24, 2008
"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples can sweep down the mightest walls of repression and resistance. Like it or not we live in interesting times, and everyone here will ultimately be judged, will ultimately judge himself, on the efforts he has contributed to building a new world society and the extent to which his ideals and goals have shaped that effect." -- Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1965). "Day of Affirmation," address, University of Capetown (South Africa), 6 June 1966. The first two sentences of this quotation are inscribed on the Robert F. Kennedy gravesite in Arlington National Cemetary (Virginia).
I feel very strongly that everyone should be treated equally, no matter race, religion, size, creed, nationality, orientation, etc. Too often people seem to think that equal rights are only for themselves and those like-minded but all life is precious. This should be obvious, but unfortunately isn't always.
(Today's post has nothing to do with my dweebness but that's not going away so I might as well get my mind off it and think of others and what makes life worth living... :)
spleened by me at 10:34 PM