"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion"
~ Albert Camus
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“We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.” -Angela Davis
William Faulkner, when writing his acceptance speech for the Nobel prize, promised this:
"I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poet's, the writer's, duty is to write about these things."
“Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world’s estimation.”
~Susan B. Anthony, 1860.
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. ~Henry David Thoreau
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal.”
~Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) Declaration of Sentiments, First Women’s Rights Convention, Seneca Falls, New York , July 19-20, 1848
"In his own day, (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) concluded that "an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring" and seriously questioned claims of private ownership of natural resources." "See my friends, when you deal with this you begin to ask the question, who owns the oil? You begin to ask the question, who owns the iron-ore? You begin to ask the question why is it that people have to pay water bills in a world that's two-thirds water?…Now don't think you have me in a bind today, I'm not talking about Communism….My inspiration didn't come from Karl Marx. My inspiration didn't come from Engels; my inspiration didn't come from Trotsky; my inspiration didn't come from Lenin…. Communism forgets that life is individual. Capitalism forgets that life is social. The kingdom of brotherhood is found neither in the thesis of Communism nor the antithesis of Capitalism but in a higher synthesis. It's found in a higher synthesis that can combine the truths of both. King went on to add that "the problem of racism, the problem of economic exploitation and the problem of war are all tied together. These are the triple evils that are interrelated." (The original axis of evil, if you will.) ~Jeff Nall (a community activist and freelance writer)
“I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement.”
"If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door." - Milton Berle
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