Thoreau's Slavery in Massachusetts - with annotated text

People quote Thoreau often in a sublime sense, but rarely quote his thunder . It is as if they want to "whitewash him". This day, these days require from my standpoint courage and commitment to drawing the line in the sand and staking out your turf. Speak truth to power, speak authentically, speak loudly if you choose- Let freedom ring. 
They who have been bred in the school of politics fail now and always to face the facts.…