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'Survival demands that we grapple with them.
Men, for years now, have been talking about war and peace.
But now, no longer can they just talk about it.
It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world;
it's nonviolence or nonexistence.
That is where we are today.'
-Martin Luther King, Jr-
This is the last stand on earth.
You and I are told increasingly we have to choose between a left or right.
Well I'd like to suggest there is no such thing as a left or right.
There's only an up or down -- [up] man's old -- old-aged dream,
the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order,
or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism.
And regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives,
those who would trade our freedom for security
have embarked on this downward course.'
'The world is all messed up.
The nation is sick.
Trouble is in the land;
confusion all around.
But I know, somehow,
that only when it is dark enough
can you see the stars.'
-Martin Luther King, Jr-
There is a point beyond which they must not advance.
The destiny of man is not measured by material computations.
When great forces are on the move in the world,
we learn we're spirits -- not animals.'
'Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot;
but make it hot by striking.'
-William Butler Yeats-
wallowing in hypocrisy.
It has become a bizarre sinkhole
of character assassination and smirking self-righteousness.
It will eagerly cast not only the first stone
but any other rocks that it can lay its hands on.'
-Wall Street Journal Editorial-
'Men submit themselves to be shaped and fashioned,
and to be formed into tools, which are used
either for building up or tearing down,
and can generally bear to be changed
from this box into the other,
without the appearance of much personal suffering.
I have never ceased to wonder
that stones of such strong caliber
should be so quickly worn down
to the shape and smoothness of rounded pebbles.'
somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds
and it were necessary only to separate them
from the rest of us and destroy them.
But the line dividing good and evil
cuts through the heart of every human being.
And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?'
'If there is not struggle there is no progress.
Those who profess to favor freedom yet deprecate agitation,
are men who want crops without plowing up the ground;
they want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.
Power concedes nothing without demand.
It never did and it never will.
Find out just what any people will quietly submit to
and you have found out
the exact measure of injustice and wrong
which will be imposed upon them,
and these will continue
till they are resisted
with either words or blow, or with both.
The limits of tyrants are prescribed
by the endurance of those whom they oppress.'
the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.'
-George Bernard Shaw-
'The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.'
neither is it merely the opportunity to choose between set alternatives.
Freedom is, first of all, the chance to formulate the available choices,
to argue over them--and then, the opportunity to choose."
-C. Wright Mills-
'Do not let your fire go out,
spark by irreplaceable spark
in the hopeless swaps
of the not-quite,
and the not-at-all.
Do not let the hero in your soul
perish in lonely frustration
for the life you deserved
and have never been able to reach.
The world you desire can be won.
It is real..
It is possible..