The Odious Machine
"There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part; you can't even passively take part, and you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!"
Sproul Hall Steps
University of California, Berkeley
December 3, 1964
Now then, here is an American who made an emotional, and historic speech, just a few decades ago.
He was and is, an inspiration.
A proper gentleman, and a real hero.
The FBI harried him, and one might believe that perhaps such stresses were instrumental in his death at the age of just 53, in a California hospital from heart disease.
(Edit/addition, Friday AM.).)
This a line from a speech he made at his sons` graduation in 1988.