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Abbie Hoffman

Data di nascita: 30. Novembre 1936
Data di morte: 12. Aprile 1989

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Abbot Hoffman detto "Abbie" è stato un attivista e politico statunitense, esponente della sinistra radicale degli Stati Uniti , cofondatore dello "Youth International Party" e, successivamente, un fuggitivo ricercato dalla giustizia. La sua figura è associata ai movimenti di protesta negli Stati Uniti durante gli anni sessanta e settanta ed è divenuta un simbolo della ribellione giovanile di quegli anni.

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„STRUCTURE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN CONTENT IN THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION.“

—  Abbie Hoffman
Context: STRUCTURE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN CONTENT IN THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION. It is the same as saying "the medium is the message." p. 109, quoting the famous statement of Marshall McLuhan.

„All you kiddies remember to lay off the needle drugs“

—  Abbie Hoffman
Context: All you kiddies remember to lay off the needle drugs, the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon. "God Bless America — Shoot Nixon", on the spoken word album Wake Up America! (1970).

„In the nineteen-sixties, apartheid was driven out of America. Legal segregation — Jim Crow — ended. We didn't end racism, but we ended legal segregation.“

—  Abbie Hoffman
Context: In the nineteen-sixties, apartheid was driven out of America. Legal segregation — Jim Crow — ended. We didn't end racism, but we ended legal segregation. We ended the idea that you can send a million soldiers ten thousand miles away to fight in a war that people do not support. We ended the idea that women are second-class citizens. Now, it doesn't matter who sits in the Oval Office. But the big battles that were won in that period of civil war and strife you cannot reverse. We were young, we were reckless, arrogant, silly, headstrong … and we were right! I regret nothing! Closing words from his last speech, Vanderbilt University (April 1989).

„Kids must be educated to disrespect authority or else democracy is a farce.“

—  Abbie Hoffman
Context: My critique of democracy begins and ends with this point. Kids must be educated to disrespect authority or else democracy is a farce. p. 64.

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„We were young, we were reckless, arrogant, silly, headstrong … and we were right! I regret nothing!“

—  Abbie Hoffman
Context: In the nineteen-sixties, apartheid was driven out of America. Legal segregation — Jim Crow — ended. We didn't end racism, but we ended legal segregation. We ended the idea that you can send a million soldiers ten thousand miles away to fight in a war that people do not support. We ended the idea that women are second-class citizens. Now, it doesn't matter who sits in the Oval Office. But the big battles that were won in that period of civil war and strife you cannot reverse. We were young, we were reckless, arrogant, silly, headstrong … and we were right! I regret nothing! Closing words from his last speech, Vanderbilt University (April 1989).

„Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life.“

—  Abbie Hoffman
Context: Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life. Make war on machines. And in particular the sterile machines of corporate death and the robots that guard them. The "Steal Yourself Rich" Book (1971), p. v.

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„There is absolutely no greater high than challenging the power structure as a nobody, giving it your all, and winning.“

—  Abbie Hoffman
Context: There is absolutely no greater high than challenging the power structure as a nobody, giving it your all, and winning. I think I've learned that lesson twice now. The essence of successful revolution, be it for an individual, a community of individuals, or a nation, depends on accepting that challenge. p. 297.

„You measure democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.“

—  Abbie Hoffman
Tikkun (July-August 1989); also quoted in The Best Liberal Quotes Ever : Why the Left is Right (2004) by William P. Martin, p. 51.

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