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I, Rigoberta Menchú (1983)
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The Bible has been used as a way of making us accept our situation, and not to bring enlightenment to the poor.
What hurts Indians most is that our costumes are considered beautiful, but it's as if the person wearing it didn't exist.
There is not one world for man and one for animals, they are part of the same one and lead parallel lives.
This is why Indians are thought to be stupid. They can't think, they don't know anything, they say. But we have hidden our identity because we needed to resist, we wanted to protect what governments have wanted to take away from us.
Our reality teaches us that, as Christians, we must create a Church of the poor, that we don't need a Church imposed from outside which knows nothing of hunger.
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It isn't until you begin to fight in your own cause that you (a) become really committed to winning, and (b) become a genuine ally of other people struggling for their freedom.
January 9, 1959
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