We Shall Overcome

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“I used to consider myself a patriot, and now I think that position is a hollow idea, used to protect oneself from criticism. I used to think that in the USA ‘we shall overcome,’ but I see that ‘we’ will not. ‘We’ had myriad chances since 1865, and all that happened was Jim Crow laws, the KKK, the failure of the civil rights movement and now a president that is the result of decades of targeted bad education and misinformation.” —Henry Rollins, “9 questions with Henry Rollins