Black August: Words from George Jackson

“The fascist must expand to live. Consequently he has pushed his frontiers to the farthest lands and peoples. … I’m going to bust my heart trying to stop these smug, degenerate, primitive, omnivorous, uncivil – and anyone who would aid me, I embrace you.”

“International capitalism cannot be destroyed without the extremes of struggle … We are the only ones … who can get at the monster’s heart without subjecting the world to nuclear fire. We have a momentous historical role to act out if we will. The whole world for all time in the future will love us and remember us as the righteous people who made it possible for the world to live on. … I don’t want to die and leave a few sad songs and a hump in the ground as my only monument. I want to leave a world that is liberated from trash, pollution, racism, nation-states, nation-state wars and armies, from pomp, bigotry, parochialism, a thousand different brands of untruth and licentious, usurious economics.” (“Soledad Brother”)

“Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are already dying who could be saved, that generations more will live poor butchered half-lives if you fail to act. Do what must be done, discover your humanity and your love in revolution” — Blood In My Eye

     “Dialectical materialism is my bag. I identify with anyone who hates just one fascist. I don�t want a piece of the pie, I don�t want all of it even. I think it�s rotten, should be discarded, we should start all over again. This new start should be made without individualism (read isolation) …”

        “I still think of myself as a black and an African but I can�t be satisfied with myself until I am communist man, revolutionary man, and this without feeling that I�ve denied myself, or failed to identify.”

        “The black bourgeoisie (pseudo-bourgeoisie), the right reverends, the militant opportunists, have left us in a quandary, rendered us impotent. How ridiculous we must seem to the rest of the black world when we beg the government to investigate their own protective agencies. Aren�t the wild hip-shooting pigs loose among us to protect the property rights of the people who formed the government?”

        “The theory that all whites are the immediate enemy and all blacks our brothers (making them loyal) is silly and indicative of a lazy mind (to be generous, since it could be a fascist plot).”

  “We belong among the righteous of the world. We are the most powerful. We are in the best position to do the people�s work. To win will involve taking a chance,crawling on the belly, naming, numbering, infiltrating, giving up meaningless small comforts, readjusting some values. My life means absolutely nothing without positive control over the factors that determine its quality.”

Rest In Uhuru.

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