24 April 2008

Abbie Hoffman - fucking insightful!

  • Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life. Make war on machines. And in particular the sterile machines of corporate death and the robots that guard them.
  • I see Judaism as a way of life. Sticking up for the underdog. Being an outsider. A critic of society. The kid on the corner who says the emperor has no clothes on. The Prophet.
  • It's embarrassing when you try to overthrow the government and you wind up on the Best Seller's List.
    • On the success of his book, Steal This Book
  • Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.
  • Structure is more important than content in the transmission of information.
  • The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do.
  • The only way to support a revolution is to make your own.
  • There is absolutely no greater high than challenging the power structure as a nobody, giving it your all, and winning!
  • You measure democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.
  • I believe in compulsory cannibalism...if people were forced to eat what they kill, we would have no more wars.
  • I was probably the only revolutionary referred to as cute.
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