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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 1 year ago on Jan. 6, 2013, 11:01 p.m. EST by therising (6643)
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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."

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[-] 4 points by FawkesNews (1290) 1 year ago

Words praising the soul of the people, will forever outweigh the words praising the corrupted and soulless.

Proof unto itself.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

So true.

[-] 2 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

Rise like lions !

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

"They say that in war, truth is the first casualty"

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

Ah. That's an important one. We need to push back hard. I'm still pissed about the absurd lies told to get us into Iraq. That was maddening. And the lies continue. We have to expose them with all our might.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago
[-] 1 points by peacehurricane (293) 1 year ago

We too experienced the FREEDOM at PDX eviction 6,000 people filled the streets and refused to let them have us(in tents) It rocked and continues... Describing beautifully True Reality regardless of how anyone pretends otherwise.It shall be

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

The feeling at occupations was revolutory in the best moments. To be there felt like we were surfing on the wave of history, right in the present. History was no longer in books. We were making it, moment to moment. And this feeling will continue as we rise and rise and rise again and again, like waves beating ceaselessly against the shore. That feeling of solidarity with others right there with you and others all around the country, all around the world, that is one of the most beautiful sensations on earth.

[-] 0 points by peacehurricane (293) 1 year ago

Simple works I love your way with words. Possibility is friend to simplicity, ever serving Liberty and People are Powered by Truth and flowers

[-] 2 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

It appears to me that people are powered by the truth and each other. When we have both, there is no stopping us.

[-] 1 points by peacehurricane (293) 1 year ago

I second that notion...

[-] 1 points by redandbluestripedpill (333) 1 year ago

When truth of words is joined with rhythm and conforming melody, spirit talks.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

Rhythm part is good though.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

What do you mean by "conforming" melody?

[-] 1 points by redandbluestripedpill (333) 1 year ago

A melody that expresses nuances of the particular truth. Like Laughter and irony signify understanding.