I just watched Do the Right Thing today (very topical given all of the tensions going on right now) and this Malcolm X quote in the credits really stuck with me (especially because it was so similar to what 45 said the other day, yet so different):
“I think there are plenty of good people in America, but there are also plenty of bad people in America and the bad ones are the ones who seem to have all the power and be in these positions to block things that you and I need. Because this is the situation, you and I have to preserve the right to do what is necessary to bring an end to that situation, and it doesn’t mean that I advocate violence, but at the same time I am not against using violence in self-defense. I don’t even call it violence when it’s self-defense, I call it intelligence.”
I really wish he was alive today to provide more of his wisdom to help guide us through these dark times.