THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “Struggle Is Inevitable & Profitable”

THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “Struggle Is Inevitable & Profitable”

Frederick Douglass had much to say concerning the struggle for freedom and equality during slavery and in its immediate aftermath. His insight as you will see in the following quote had as much relevance then as it does today. The same arguments from those opposed to peaceful protest have not changed. They desire for those seeking justice to pursue it in some unseen fashion. The use of deflection like throwing the troops into a protest about police brutality is an old method of distraction. So what Frederick Douglass said was needed to bring about change in the 1800’s is just as pertinent in 2017.
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waves. This struggle may be moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle.” Frederick Douglass

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