Steve BikoSteve Biko, (1946-1977) Anti-apartheid activist in South Africa, fatally beaten while in police custody

Steve Biko Quote

“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”

Steve BikoSteve Biko
~ Steve Biko

Ratings and Comments

Howard, Narbor City

Always question authority.

watchman 13, USA

Oppression, to make a slave. Perhaps it is easier being a slave to stand with your master than to right yourself . It is your duty to right yourself. ref: U. S. Constitution.
Mr. Biko died for his freedom.

Denise, Durango

So simple but so powerful! 16 words that simplify what's wrong with so much of the world including America.

E Archer, NYC

Indeed, most of the useful idiots don't realize that they rivet the chains upon the necks of their fellows. Biko was right on. 'The tree of liberty is watered by the blood of patriots and tyrants.'

BCP, Hartwell, Ga.

Hitler would have been glad to tell you about Bilko's quote.

Mike, Norwalk

We hold this truth to be self evident. By way of example: those oppressed that are under the impression that compelled compliance, government licenses, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity (2nd plank of the communist manifesto, Social Security, police state confiscations, etc.) and NON-recognition of individual sovereignty, inalienable rights or perfected allodium, are all elements of a land of liberty are the perfect minds of helots, serfs and slaves that the oppressors want.

Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown

The most effective tool of the mentally healthy is the knowledge that the mind is never a weapon. Socialism is the challenge of social abilities to create.


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