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This will be the thread for offering any useful quotations that we may want to use in written or verbal statements from STAND members.

-- Anonymous, March 08, 2000


"Politicians and diapers need to be changed . . . often for the same reason." [source unknown -- bumpersticker?]

-- Anonymous, March 08, 2000

Pastor Martin Niemoller, after eight and a half years in a Nazi concentration camp, wrote these words:

"They came first for the Communists, but I did not speak up because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, but I did not speak up because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, but I did not speak up because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, but I did not speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by then there was nobody left to speak up."

-- Anonymous, March 08, 2000

"In point of fact there is no one Native American culture, instead there are an almost indeterminate number of cultures that are about as related to each other as Ancient Celts and Second Dynasty Egyptians... that is, they traded...they exchanged information and knowlege but retained their own particular cultures. "

---Joeline (a woman of Cherokee, Choctaw and Osage descent)

-- Anonymous, March 14, 2000

"Never appeal to a man's 'better nature.' He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage." [seen on the Web]

-- Anonymous, March 19, 2000

Politics is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex. - Frank Zappa

-- Anonymous, March 12, 2000

Another great quote: "The root of oppression is loss of memory." Paula Gunn Allen, writer

-- Anonymous, March 14, 2000

"It is impossible to continue to oppress a consciously historical people." -- Dr. John Hendrik Clarke

-- Anonymous, March 15, 2000

Then there's the old lifeline of Margaret Mead's, something like" Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." DB

-- Anonymous, March 16, 2000

When you walk your talk, and follow your dreams, you have no fear, because you are living the truth.

Grandmother Twylah

-- Anonymous, March 16, 2000

Birds build their nests in circles for their religion is the same as ours.

Nicholas Black Elk

-- Anonymous, March 16, 2000

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