Tony Kushner

A Quote by Tony Kushner on action and compassion

I am here to organize. I am here to be political. I am here to be a citizen in a pluralist democracy. . . . When you don't act, you act. When you don't vote, you vote. When you accept the loony logic of some of the left that there is no political value in supporting the lesser of two evils, you open the door to the greater evil. That's what happens when you despair, you open the door to evil. . . . Evil is happy refusing funds to American clinics overseas that counsel abortion, and evil is happy drilling for oil in Alaska; evil is happy pinching pennies while 40 million people worldwide suffer and perish from AIDS.

Tony Kushner

Source: Playwright Tony Kushner, graduation speech at Vassar College, The Nation (July 1, 2002)

Contributed by: Octavee

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