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    bernardine dohrn Quotes

    The real terrorist is the American government, state terrorism unleashed against the world.
    — Bernardine Dohrn
    I wish that I had bridged the feminist movement and the anti-war movement better than I did.
    — Bernardine Dohrn
    tags: wishes 
     
    I think there's a mystery about what a social movement is.
    — Bernardine Dohrn
    tags: mystery 
     
    I think that there is a lot going on with young people today.
    — Bernardine Dohrn
    tags: people  young 
     
    I just feel that I don't agree with sensationalized versions of history or me. Any version that's sensationalized.
    — Bernardine Dohrn
    I guess I feel very strongly that I disagree with the notion of personalizing history and movements and big events.
    — Bernardine Dohrn
    I felt grand juries were illegal and coercive.
    — Bernardine Dohrn
    I was shocked at the anger toward me.
    — Bernardine Dohrn
    tags: anger 
     
    Freaks are revolutionaries, and revolutionaries are freaks
    — Bernardine Dohrn
    I'm so unhappy with electoral politics that I switched to sports radio.
    — Bernardine Dohrn
    tags: politics 
     
    Today enormous effort goes into convincing the American public that we're just consumers of media manipulation and sound-bites and spin doctors. That we care only about ourselves, money, and stuff. That acting out of passion and conviction doesn't make a difference. But all history shows that it does.
    — Bernardine Dohrn
    The '60s are presented to kids today as a commodity.
    — Bernardine Dohrn
    tags: kids 
     
    There are plenty of mothers who should not be allowed to raise their children.
    — Bernardine Dohrn
    tags: children  child  mother 
     
    You're always trying to balance your understanding of who you are and what you need, and your longing and imaginings of freedom.
    — Bernardine Dohrn
    I think the Sixties in some ways is a barrier to young people today. They think of it, you know, what we're doing is not that. But it's partly the myth of the Sixties. It always felt embattled and small. It always, almost always, was a small group of people relative to the opposition around.
    — Bernardine Dohrn
    tags: people  young 
     
    This tendency to consider only bombings or picking up the gun as revolutionary, with the glorification of the heavier the better,we've called the military error.
    — Bernardine Dohrn
    tags: military 
     
    You can't win for losing. Either you fulfill their stereotype of being a radical 60's person or you've sold out. In fact, of course, millions of people who were active in the 60's are doing work on issues that try to reflect their values.
    — Bernardine Dohrn
    tags: people  work  value  facts  radical 
     
    Over all, many of society's values are a cesspool.
    — Bernardine Dohrn
    tags: value 
     
    I don't come from a privileged background.
    — Bernardine Dohrn
    Even in my most inflamed moment I never supported a racist mass murderer.
    — Bernardine Dohrn
    tags: moment 
     
    Americans love to read about violence.
    — Bernardine Dohrn
    tags: violence  read  american 
     
    The aspects of patriotism that hush dissent, encourage going along, and sanction comfortable distancing and compliance with what is indecent and unacceptable... those aspects are too fundamental to ignore or gloss over.
    — Bernardine Dohrn
    Killing a cop just because he's a cop, that'll happen. And that should happen. And there's nothing inhuman about it at all. It's survival. It's the most human thing in the world.
    — Bernardine Dohrn
    tags: world  human  survival 
     
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