"Quite often these days, I find myself being described as a "social activist." Those who agree with my views, call me "courageous." Those who don't, call me all kinds of rude names, which I won't repeat. I am not a social activist, neither am I particularly courageous . . . So please do not underestimate the trepidation with which I say what I must."
I find this item touching to read after just posting an item to Indy about the death of principled militant Phil Berrigan.