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Helen Keller quote
« on: October 02, 2017, 07:49:10 PM »
I'm watching "Criminal Minds" reruns and they referenced this Helen Keller quote... I thought it relevant and true.

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Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

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Re: Helen Keller quote
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 06:03:19 AM »
I'm watching "Criminal Minds" reruns and they referenced this Helen Keller quote... I thought it relevant and true.

Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/h/helenkelle121787.html
I had no idea she hated liberals so much. How dare she speak so bluntly about life and nature, the law of the jungle always prevalent about us.
Cover thine ears ye Snowflakes....

Funny, our Founders were keenly aware of man's ability or need to enslave his fellow man, so much so, that they saw fit to give us a Second Amendment under the Authority of God!
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Re: Helen Keller quote
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 09:03:40 AM »
Keller was a pacifist, radical socialist, birth control supporter, and a member of the Socialist Party.

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“So long as I confine my activities to social service and the blind, they compliment me extravagantly, calling me 'arch priestess of the sightless,' 'wonder woman,' and a 'modern miracle.' But when it comes to a discussion of poverty, and I maintain that it is the result of wrong economics—that the industrial system under which we live is at the root of much of the physical deafness and blindness in the world—that is a different matter! It is laudable to give aid to the handicapped. Superficial charities make smooth the way of the prosperous; but to advocate that all human beings should have leisure and comfort, the decencies and refinements of life, is a Utopian dream, and one who seriously contemplates its realization indeed must be deaf, dumb, and blind.”

—Helen Keller (letter to Senator Robert La Follette, 1924)

http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/the-radical-dissent-of-helen-keller
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Re: Helen Keller quote
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017, 01:12:53 PM »
Keller was a pacifist, radical socialist, birth control supporter, and a member of the Socialist Party.

I plead ignorance to Helen Keller and her politics.  I just liked the quote... (but thanks for the heads up)...

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Re: Helen Keller quote
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2017, 01:27:44 PM »
I plead ignorance to Helen Keller and her politics.  I just liked the quote... (but thanks for the heads up)...

No problem.

A lot of the so called American hero's/icons of past generations have had their communists views/support covered up.
(Like Cronkite and MLK)

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Re: Helen Keller quote
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2017, 10:09:32 PM »
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Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

That says it all.

Reminds me of a Nepalese quote. "Better to die than live a coward".
It's not the size of your balls but the direction they're swinging....]

 

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