You have a chance to change the system!February 6, 2012 Leave a comment
“We are the children of Martin and Malcolm. Black, white, brown, yellow. Our birthright is to be creators of history. Our right, our duty is to shape the world with a new dream… We have to begin to thinking of ourselves, we are the ones who are going to shape the world with a new dream. The old American Dream was based so much on exploitation of the earth and of other peoples. So our revolution can’t be the way that we thought of revolution to acquire more things; our revolution has to be one that grows our souls.”
“…It’s very hard for us to think of a system as a way of thinking, as a way of producing, as a way of relating to one another. And I think when we begin thinking of the system in terms of values and in terms of relationships and in human terms, we’ll begin changing these things among ourselves. We’ll begin relating to each other differently, and viewing reality very differently. We wont’ objectify everything. We’ll see ourselves much more in human terms, as capable of doing things, as capable of changing ourselves and each other and our neighborhoods.”
Grace Lee Boggs, philosopher, activist, author of The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century and Living For Change: An Autobiography.