Culture of Resistance

ROBERT REICH: When I was a kid, the bigger boys would pick on me. That is what you did. That’s what is done. So I got an idea that I would make alliances with older boys. Just one or two who would be my protectors. The summer when I was about ten, one of the older boys who I depended on to kind of be a protector whose name was Michael Schwerner, in the summer of 1964, I learned that Mickey had been in Mississippi registering voters and he and two other people who had been with him registering voters were tortured and murdered. And when I heard that my protector had been murdered by the real bullies, I think it changed my life. I had to protect people from the bullies, the people who would beat them up economically or the people who would subject them and their families to real harm. Because if you don’t have a voice, if you don’t have power, if you’re vulnerable economically in society, you don’t have anybody to protect you. (via Inequality for All: Robert Reich Warns Record Income Gap Is Undermining Our Democracy | Democracy Now!)

ROBERT REICH: When I was a kid, the bigger boys would pick on me. That is what you did. That’s what is done. So I got an idea that I would make alliances with older boys. Just one or two who would be my protectors. The summer when I was about ten, one of the older boys who I depended on to kind of be a protector whose name was Michael Schwerner, in the summer of 1964, I learned that Mickey had been in Mississippi registering voters and he and two other people who had been with him registering voters were tortured and murdered. And when I heard that my protector had been murdered by the real bullies, I think it changed my life. I had to protect people from the bullies, the people who would beat them up economically or the people who would subject them and their families to real harm. Because if you don’t have a voice, if you don’t have power, if you’re vulnerable economically in society, you don’t have anybody to protect you. (via Inequality for All: Robert Reich Warns Record Income Gap Is Undermining Our Democracy | Democracy Now!)

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