You must understand that in the attempt to correct so many generations of bad faith and cruelty … you will meet the most fantastic, the most brutal, and the most determined resistance. There is no point in pretending that this won’t happen.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
In every American community there are varying shades of political opinion. One of the shadiest of these is the liberals. An outspoken group on many subjects, ten degrees to the left of center in good times, ten degrees to the right of center if it affects them personally. Here, then, is a lesson in safe logic.
Phil Ochs, introducing the song "Love Me, I'm a Liberal"