Tuesday, February 9, 2010

You've Got To Fight

If violence began this very evening and if exploitation and oppression had never existed on the earth, perhaps the slogans of the non-violence might end the quarrel. But if the whole regime, even your non-violent ideas, are conditioned by a thousand – year – old oppression, your passivity serves only to place you in the ranks of the oppressors.

-Jean-Paul Satre

3 comments:

Azra said...

I really believe in fighting in defense (not offense)...stand up for yourself. Think I'll do a post on the art of war :)

desert demons said...

yep too often we hide behind the idea that things are 'written' or that we have no agency ! Keeping silent in the face of injustice is itself aiding that injustice.

Riverwolf, said...

Too everything there is a season...