Take the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. I remember as a child how I used to choke up every morning “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Now it didn’t say, “I pledge allegiance to racism, to capitalism, and to neo¬≠colonialism, and J. Edgar Hoover, and Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan, and Mace, and billy clubs and dead niggers on the street shot by pigs.” I mean it didn’t say that shit, you see. –Eldridge Cleaver

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *