Bernadine Dohrn Quotes

 

The aspects of patriotism that hush dissent, encourage going along, and sanction comfortable distancing and compliance with what is indecent and unacceptable… those aspects are too fundamental to ignore or gloss over.

— Bernadine Dohrn

Even in my most inflamed moment I never supported a racist mass murderer.

— Bernadine Dohrn

You’re always trying to balance your understanding of who you are and what you need, and your longing and imaginings of freedom.

— Bernadine Dohrn

I think the Sixties in some ways is a barrier to young people today. They think of it, you know, what we’re doing is not that. But it’s partly the myth of the Sixties. It always felt embattled and small. It always, almost always, was a small group of people relative to the opposition around.

— Bernadine Dohrn

I wish that I had bridged the feminist movement and the anti-war movement better than I did.

— Bernadine Dohrn

You can’t win for losing. Either you fulfill their stereotype of being a radical 60’s person or you’ve sold out. In fact, of course, millions of people who were active in the 60’s are doing work on issues that try to reflect their values.

— Bernadine Dohrn

Over all, many of society’s values are a cesspool.

— Bernadine Dohrn

I felt grand juries were illegal and coercive.

— Bernadine Dohrn

The ’60s are presented to kids today as a commodity.

— Bernadine Dohrn

I was shocked at the anger toward me.

— Bernadine Dohrn

There are plenty of mothers who should not be allowed to raise their children.

— Bernadine Dohrn

Americans love to read about violence.

— Bernadine Dohrn

I guess I feel very strongly that I disagree with the notion of personalizing history and movements and big events.

— Bernadine Dohrn

I just feel that I don’t agree with sensationalized versions of history or me. Any version that’s sensationalized.

— Bernadine Dohrn

I don’t come from a privileged background.

— Bernadine Dohrn

I think that there is a lot going on with young people today.

— Bernadine Dohrn

I think there’s a mystery about what a social movement is.

— Bernadine Dohrn

I’m so unhappy with electoral politics that I switched to sports radio.

— Bernadine Dohrn

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