Thursday, February 10, 2011


I just got done listening to CNN correspondents wringing their hands that the protesters in Cairo might turn violent.  Well, here are a few words for you Wolf Blitzer and all the rest who wax poetic about non violent change (if you want to know who said what below, look it up, the journey will be worthwhile).

“A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.”

“A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.”

"The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall."

‎"To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt. "

“It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws. But when it come it moves irresistibly.”

‎"The revolution has always been in the hands of the young. The young always inherit the revolution."

And finally this note to all of us out here from Abbie Hoffman,

"The only way to support a revolution is to make your own."

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