Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Quote: We Are Not Special

The most terribly destructive idea on the left is the idea that we're special, that we're different. We're not -- everybody rebels in some way: our problem is to recognize rebellion and to find a way of touching it. The most profound challenge of the Zapatistas is when they say 'we are perfectly ordinary people, therefore rebels': that is perhaps the most important thing -- to understand the everyday nature of revolution.

-- John Holloway

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