"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"
(Leonard Cohen)
"Ignore all proffered rules and create your own, suitable for what you want to say"
(Michael Moorcock)
"Look for your own. Do not do what someone else could do as well as you. Do not say, do not write what someone else could say, could write as well as you. Care for nothing in yourself but what you feel exists nowhere else. And, out of yourself create, impatiently or patiently, the most irreplaceable of beings."
(Andre Gide)
"I want my place, my own place, my true place in the world, my proper sphere, my thing which Nature intended me to perform when she fashioned me thus awry, and which I have vainly sought all my life-time."
(Nathaniel Hawthorne)
“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
(Franz Kafka)
"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated"
(John Donne)
“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”
(Robert J. Hanlon)
"Life is beautiful, but the world is hell"
(Harold Pinter)

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Obligation and Means to Resist Tyranny

EXTRACT: So we are surely bound to ask this
question directly to the Morning Star and Counterfire comrades - if they do genuinely find Nick Griffin’s words, to the effect that people have the right to take ups arms against a tyrannical or oppressive government, “chilling”, then it would only be logical for them to wholeheartedly condemn our organisation for putting “violence” at the “core” of its politics, seeing how the CPGB militantly affirms the “right” of our class to defend itself and use “physical force” if needs be against our enemies. Whether they be the BNP, EDL or the capitalist state. This is hardly crazy or “chilling”. No, as we have seen, the proposition that the people have the “right” to form a popular militia and take up arms against unpopular governments is a basic democratic demand. And one that was a clarion call for the American bourgeois revolution - and not many people these days would call individuals like George Washington or Thomas Jefferson ‘crazy’, or “chilling”.

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