Now that he is safely dead,
Let us praise him.
Build monuments to his glory.
Sing Hosannas to his name.
Dead men make such convenient heroes.
For they cannot rise to challenge the images
That we might fashion from their lives.
It is easier to build monuments
Than to build a better world.
So now that he is safely dead,
We, with eased consciences will
Teach our children that he was a great man,
Knowing that the cause for which he
Lived is still a cause
And the dream for which he died is still a dream.
A dead man’s dream.
— Carl Wendell Hines- A Dead Mans Dream (via negromodelo)
Identities are formed at the unstable point where personal lives meet the narrative of history. Identity is an ever-unfinished conversation.
— Stuart Hall (1932-2014)
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
— Eleanor Roosevelt (via observando)
The science of government it is my duty to study, more than all other sciences; the arts of legislation and administration and negotiation ought to take the place of, indeed exclude, in a manner, all other arts. I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
— John Adams (via observando)