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
More than a derailment.
This is what happens when you truly speak truth to power, when you embrace truth with no thought of your own welfare.
This is how the world moves forward, and sees it’s own face for a moment.
I love eartha kitt because she is amazing and speaks her mind.
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That’s it: shut it down. The best photograph in the history of the world has been taken. Burn all the cameras—we don’t need them anymore.
We’re gonna see if 10% thrust capacity achieves lift. And three, two, one.
most people dont appreciate the amount of followers they have until they imagine that number standing in a crowd staring at them on a stage
so if you think 100 followers isnt a lot then youre not thinking hard enough
to be able
to consume comedic content
without being constantly braced for a “joke”
in which people like me are the punchline.
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