“Subversive Thoughts” archives

Aug 12 2014

Subversive Thought for August 12, 2014

“I cannot and will not give any undertaking at a time when I, and you, the people, are not free. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.” – Nelson Mandela …

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Aug 11 2014

Subversive Thought for August 11, 2014

“It is easy to romanticize poverty, to see poor people as inherently lacking agency and will. It is easy to strip them of human dignity, to reduce them to objects of pity. This has never been clearer than in the view of Africa from the American media, in which we are shown poverty and conflicts without any context.” — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie …

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Aug 06 2014

Subversive Thought for August 6, 2014

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” — George Santayana

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Aug 05 2014

Subversive Thought for August 5, 2014

“We are all Americans of the New World, and our most dangerous enemies ?are not each other, but the great wall of ignorance between us.” — Juan González …

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Jul 25 2014

Subversive Thought for July 25, 2014

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” — Dalai Lama …

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Jul 21 2014

Subversive Thought for July 21, 2014

“War: a massacre of people who don’t know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don’t massacre each other.” — Paul Valery

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Jul 18 2014

Subversive Thought for July 18, 2014

“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” ? Voltaire …

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Jul 17 2014

Subversive Thought for July 17, 2014

“Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.” — George Washington Carver

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Jul 16 2014

Subversive Thought for July 16, 2014

“We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.” — Angela Davis …

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Jul 15 2014

Subversive Thought for July 15, 2014

“Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.” — Nelson Mandela …

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