A people morally and intellectually equal to self-government must also be equal in self-defence.
I want people to bow as they see me and say he is gifted with poetry, he has seen the presence of the creator.
This question: ‘How do I deal with a bully without becoming a thug in return?’ has been with me ever since I was a child.
Wherever there is injustice, there is anger, and anger is like gasoline – if you spray it around and somebody lights a matchstick, you have an inferno. But anger inside an engine is powerful: it can drive us forward and can get us through dreadful moments and give us power. I learnt this with my discussions with nuclear policy makers.
A culture without property, or in which creators can’t get paid, is anarchy, not freedom.
So uncritically do we accept the idea of property in culture that we don’t even question when the control of that property removes our ability, as a people, to develop our culture democratically.
Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture.
Poets are Damned… but See with the Eyes of Angels.
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked.
All we ask is to be let alone.