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What Happens To A Dream Deferred?

Another issue of indubitable importance is that certain members of the oppressor class

join the oppressed in their struggle for liberation, thus moving form one pole of contradiction to the other.

Theirs is a fundamental role, and has been throughout history of this struggle.

It happens however that as they cease to be exploiters or indifferent spectators or simply the heirs of exploitation

and move to the side of the exploited, they always bring with them the marks of their origin :

their prejudices and their deformations,

which include a lack of confidence in

the peoples' ability to think, to want and to know.


Paulo Freire Pedagogy of the Oppressed


Does it dry up

like a raisin in the sun?

Or fester like a sore—

And then run?

Does it stink like rotten meat?

Or crust and sugar over—

like a syrupy sweet?


Maybe it just sags

like a heavy load.


Or does it explode?

https://lss.bc.ca  
             To my comrades, male and female                                                                                                               
                        And everyone else in between 
                              Who fell,   And picked themselves up,
                                 Licked their wounds,                                                                                          
                                    Cultivated their laughter,'
                                          Preserved their gaiety, 
                                               And carried on regardless.


                                                           Historical Branches

The Sign Tour

WILL PEOPLE HAVE     THE STRENGTH 
      THE DETERMINATION     THE COURAGE 
     THE STAMINA          TO CARRY OUT 
      WHAT SPIRIT           DEMANDS OF THEM 
         AND WHAT THIS AGE       WOULD LIKE TO MAKE 
                    IMPOSSIBLE 
                 
                                          Yo! Yo! 
                                      The "new barbarians" will shake the very foundations of the empire 
                                             With a creativity of a new society in the makings. 
                                                 We are the new historical subjects                                                                             
                                        Now emerging side by side with those 
                                            Who in the bowels  of the existing society                                                                 
                                                    Mobilize and struggle for a different social order

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Harper No More  The Sign Tour
Poverty, Racism and Militarism       https://yvesengler.com/                                        
                 Poetry  The Sign Tour           Gaza   Boots Riley
                       BOOK ALERT: Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire