Bill Ayers Quotes

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Bill Ayers Quotes

To me, activism requires you to try very hard to open your eyes to the world as it is. See as much as you can, knowing that whatever you see is going to be partial. That you possess a partial consciousness in an infinite and expanding universe.
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Every revolution seems impossible at the beginning, and after it happens, it was inevitable.

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I find some unity with Ron Paul.

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I wish I had been wiser. I wish I had been more effective, I wish I'd been more unifying, I wish I'd been more principled.

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Nothing is more boring than some old person going on and on about the way things used to be.

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Large numbers of people are broken from the notion that the system is working for people, that the system is just or humane or peaceful.

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If the logic of capitalism is "expand or die," then either it has to die or the world has to die.

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I don't buy the whole mythology of the sixties. I think I'm an intergenerational person.

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I wanted a racially just society. I wanted to end wars. I wanted to end white supremacy. I wanted to create a world that was based on egalitarianism, sharing, racial justice.

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Now you may like the images of long-haired hippies running in the streets throwing tear gas canisters, but we didn't end the war. And that's what we set out to do. What was not ended by the anti-war movement was ended by the Vietnamese. That's our shame.

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The only people who have never had a problem with me speaking in their venues are independent bookstores and libraries. Universities and humanities councils have canceled me, but never an independent bookstore.

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One of the things that's complicated about writing anything is that it's an act of narcissism, and then of course once it sails out into the world, you have to let go of it.

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Martin Luther King was only an activist for 13 years and every year he changed and every year he became more radical. By the end he was calling for revolution. People don't know this because they go to too many prayer breakfasts on his birthday.

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