"In the whole history of the United States the impact of racism has been to attempt to contain Black People, has been to attempt to stifle the desires towards liberation. One of the ways in which this is accomplished is by trying to convince Black People that they’re completely powerless before this huge apparatus and that the police can just come into the community and pick someone out kill them as they have done on many many occasions in the past, charge them with something they didn’t do, railroad them to prison, send them to the gas chamber,… and it’s not a contrived effort in the sense that it is (not) done consciously by a few men at the top, it is built into the system, it is built into the nature of this society and getting back to the question of what a revolutionary is, a Black Revolutionary realizes that we cannot begin to combat racism, we cannot begin to effectively destroy racism until we’ve destroyed the whole system"
— Angela Davis
"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash."
— Leonard Cohen (via observando)
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