Thought for the day

"We're so self-important. So arrogant. Everybody's going to save something now. Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save the snails. And the supreme arrogance? Save the planet! Are these people kidding? Save the planet? We don't even know how to take care of ourselves; we haven't learned how to care for one another. We're gonna save the fuckin' planet? . . . And, by the way, there's nothing wrong with the planet in the first place. The planet is fine. The people are fucked! Compared with the people, the planet is doin' great. It's been here over four billion years . . . The planet isn't goin' anywhere, folks. We are! We're goin' away. Pack your shit, we're goin' away. And we won't leave much of a trace. Thank God for that. Nothing left. Maybe a little Styrofoam. The planet will be here, and we'll be gone. Another failed mutation; another closed-end biological mistake." -- George Carlin

 

Malcolm X was a controversial but important American civil rights leader during the 1960s who promoted Pan-Africanism and encouraged his followers to fight "by any means necessary" against their oppressors. Malcolm Little faced violence at an early age, as his parents (both activists themselves) were often harassed by white supremacist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and the Black Legion because his Baptist minister father was often raised about civil rights. Used to preach In 1929, with suspicions of being aimed at the Black Legion, his house was burned down, and at the age of six, he had officially courted his father in a streetcar accident, but many people in the community were killed by the Black Legion. was believed to have been committed by murder.