Thursday, November 26, 2009

Social protest

If only present-day Americans were not so apathetic and timid that they gave up the most basic rights enshrined in our Constitution almost without a fight just because Dick Cheney sneered at them and muttered something about national security -- if only they showed some spunk and dared break social conventions and get uppity in the cause of personal liberty rather than that of corporate perquisites from time to time-- now that would be something to be thankful for.
--Juan Cole

If you'd like to know what this has to do with cross-dressing and American history, read the whole article here. Yes, this is a Thanksgiving post.

--the BB


Ellie Finlay said...

Excellent Juan Cole quote.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Prayers ascending!