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{SPEAKER name="James Baldwin"}
In a way that way.

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I think when freedom goes that way, it simply, sort of, evaporates, vanishes, nobody cares.

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A certain chaos takes its place.

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A chaos, rather like the chaos we have watched in Germany.

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And again, I understand, this is supposed to be a horrible example, but I still think, I still believe,

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that when, when it's everyone's fault, of all human feeling, you can do anything, to anybody, and justify it.

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And we do know, that in this country, for a very long time, after all, we have done just that.

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The nature of them, of our crisis, it seems to me, is in those of us,

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who will not live, unless we can't be free.

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Make this known.

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Make it known.

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That the events, the terrible events of the last ten days

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have done nothing to alter this determination.

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And that, in fact, if what had been undecided or uncertain before,

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about what it meant to try and liberate oneself and this country.

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What ever hesitation one might have had before, have vanished now.

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Because, now we have seen with our own eyes,

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what danger we stand in.

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We have seen with our own eyes, what happens to a society when it allows itself to be ruled by,

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the least able and most abject among them.

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We have seen what happens

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