As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air — however slight — lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.
We were losing parts of ourselves. A reporter discovered a trove of ears in a burlap sack. The leader said the papers were lying, and we weren’t sure what was rumor and what was fact. What happened to me, what happened to my neighbors — that wasn’t enough proof of all we had lost.
Tom Hayden On Democracy And Redemption
You can’t just change consciousness and expect that institutions will follow. They’ve got to be overthrown, replaced, altered.
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
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