Tom Hayden quotes

  • They motivate us to play, be affectionate, seek adventure and be loyal.
    -- Tom Hayden

    #Friendship #Dog #Adventure

  • The peace and justice movement has to expand and not run away from the plight of gang members.
    -- Tom Hayden

    #Running #Justice #Movement

  • Twice the Republicans in the California legislature tried to block my seating because of my trips to Hanoi.
    -- Tom Hayden

    #Block #California #Republican

  • I think people are entitled to march without a permit. When you have a few hundred thousand people on the street you have permission.
    -- Tom Hayden

    #Thinking #People #March

  • I'm not ready to give you a clear answer on whether electoral politics holds any particular hope for progressives. It would mean that nothing I did ever mattered.
    -- Tom Hayden

    #Mean #Giving #Answers

  • I don't think I'll ever fully get over losing the city council seat. I don't know how that happened. But it was less than 1 percent out of 50,000 votes. I'd put in six or seven years into changing L.A.
    -- Tom Hayden

    #Thinking #Years #Cities

  • Communism is one of the options that can improve people's lives.
    -- Tom Hayden

    #People #World #Communism

  • Most centrist Democrats... try to distance themselves from controversies that recall the 1960s. There are journalistic centrists as well, who avoid hard truths for the sake of acceptance and legitimacy.
    -- Tom Hayden

    #Distance #Acceptance #Trying

  • There's so much benevolence on helping your fellow person. And the morality that helped build our country is based on the values that are found in the Bible. And as we look at problems, maybe we're getting away from those values. And in my little small way, I want to encourage people to get back into those values.
    -- Tom Hayden

    #Country #People #Looks

  • He likes to take strolls by himself and believes dog-catchers are friendly innkeepers who'll take care of a meal. He's gullible and has never learned to fight back against a ruthless world.
    -- Tom Hayden

    #Dog #Believe #Fighting

  • Gentrification and consumerism... have destroyed the character of my favorite American haunts, like North Beach, Berkeley, Venice and Aspen.
    -- Tom Hayden

    #Beach #Character #Venice

  • Already this war on gangs in California is taking money from universities to build prisons, and the universities have some clout.
    -- Tom Hayden

    #War #California #Prison

  • Neoconservatives and the Pentagon have good reason to fear the return of the Vietnam Syndrome. The label intentionally suggests a disease, a weakening of the martial will, but the syndrome was actually a healthy American reaction to false White House promises of victory, the propping up of corrupt regimes, crony contracting and cover-ups of civilian casualties during the Vietnam War that are echoed today in the news from Baghdad.
    -- Tom Hayden

    #War #White #House

  • Why should American atrocities be merely unsettling, but a trip to Hanoi unconscionable?
    -- Tom Hayden

    #Journey #Atrocities #Should

  • His herding instinct is so strong that he confuses tractors on a baseball field for sheep. He was hospitalized twice. Once by a line drive and once for attacking a tractor tread.
    -- Tom Hayden

    #Funny #Baseball #Dog

  • I was raised in an Irish-American home in Detroit where assimilation was the uppermost priority. The price of assimilation and respectability was amnesia. Although my great-grandparents were victims of the Great Hunger of the 1840's, even though I was named Thomas Emmet Hayden IV after the radical Irish nationalist exile Thomas Emmet, my inheritance was to be disinherited. My parents knew nothing of this past, or nothing worth passing on.
    -- Tom Hayden

    #Home #Past #Grandparent

  • The issue of civil rights was too much for the establishment to handle. One of the chapters of history thats least studied by historians is the 300 to 500 riots in the U.S. between 1965 and 1970.
    -- Tom Hayden

    #Issues #Rights #Too Much

  • Ive written a book on gangs, taught a course on gangs at Occidental.
    -- Tom Hayden

    #Book #Taught #Gang

  • The politicians of New York have everything that is necessary to make proper decisions and they will have to live with what happens afterwards. The worst scenario is the politicians covering their eyes and turning it over to the FBI.
    -- Tom Hayden

    #New York #Eye #Decision

  • A silent majority and government by the people is incompatible.
    -- Tom Hayden

    #Government #People #Majority