Radical Imagination

Teaching and writing at the intersection of rhetorical and cultural studies.

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Tomorrow: One day of the year when we should all be Republicans.

Tomorrow: One day of the year when we should all be Republicans.

In 1968, during the administration of US President Lyndon B. Johnson, Eartha Kitt encountered a substantial professional setback after she made anti-war statements during a White House luncheon. Kitt was invited to the White House luncheon and was asked by Lady Bird Johnson about the Vietnam War. She replied: “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.”

During a question and answer session, Kitt stated:

The children of America are not rebelling for no reason. They are not hippies for no reason at all. We don’t have what we have on Sunset Blvd. for no reason. They are rebelling against something. There are so many things burning the people of this country, particularly mothers. They feel they are going to raise sons — and I know what it’s like, and you have children of your own, Mrs. Johnson — we raise children and send them to war.

Her remarks reportedly caused Mrs. Johnson to burst into tears and led to a derailment in Kitt’s career

(Source: napoleon--in--rags, via solomonorsalamander)

We lost him today in 1987.
"I am what time, circumstance, history have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all."

We lost him today in 1987.

"I am what time, circumstance, history have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all."