Forum Post: THEY COULD FEEL IT IN THEIR BONES: The words of these 9 people describe exactly what's happening right now with Occupy
Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 6, 2013, 11:01 p.m. EST by therising
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Breyton Breytonbach said this just before he was sentenced to prison in South Africa for his protest activities:. "With confidence, we lay our case before the whole world. Whether we live, or whether we die, freedom will rise here like the sun through the morning clouds.". The genuine and courageous confidence of his statement speaks volumes. He, like M L King, Jr., could feel it in his bones, just like we did in Zuccotti Park.
"The moral arc of the universe bends towards justice." MLK
"No lie can live forever." - MLK
And then there's this by the Rastafarian poet, Bongo Jerry:
"Sooner or later but mus'
the dam is going to bus'
What force can stop them,
this river of people who know their course?"
And this from Stevie Wonder: "You better tell your story fast, 'cause it won't be too long."
"Sooner or later it'll all come down 'cause you can't. . push. . . people around." - unknown jazz musician
Bob Marley - "They would do anything to materialize your ev-er-y wish."
Bob Marley - "We refused to be. . . what you wanted us to be. We are what we are. That's the way it's going to be."
Bob Marley - "There's a natural mystic flowing' through the air. If you listen carefully now you will hear."
"And I am talking about getting ready because it is coming." Because there are those of us and yourselves out there who are dedicated to the proposition that it is going to happen." - CORNEL WEST from Prophetic Thought in Postmodern Times
AND THIS from P.B. Shelley:
'Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number,
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you -
Ye are many - they are few."
And, finally, this from JAMES BALDWIN's "No Name in the Street": "The representatives of the status quo are sickened and divided, and dread looking into the eyes of their young; while the excluded begin to realize, having endured everything, that they CAN endure everything. They do not know the precise shape of their future, but they know that the future belongs to them. They realize this -- paradoxically -- by the failure of moral energy of their oppressors and begin, almost instinctively, to forge a new morality, to create the principles on which a new world will be built."