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Derrick Jensen
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"This silencing is central to the workings of our culture. The staunch refusal to hear the voices of those we exploit is crucial to our domination of them." (Silencing, p. 2).

"Throughout my childhood an unarticulated question hung in the air, then settled deep in my bones, not to be defined or spoken until it had worked its way back to the surface many years later: If his violence isn't making him happy, why is he doing it?" (Silencing, p. 11).

"Throw a dart at a map of the world, and no matter the territory it strikes, you will find the story of cruelty and genocide perpetrated by our culture." (Cultural Eyeglasses, p. 43).

"When my teachers told me how, I wanted to know why, and when they gave me abstractions, I asked them to make the lessons real. Not that how isn't important, but I sensed even as a child &mdash...

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