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By- Suzie-Q @ 10:37 AM MST
Revolutionary Thoughts from 80 years ago still hold true for America and Progressives
I found a book, at the book auction I go to, written by the former president of Columbia University. Here’s what he said that inspired me:
The American Revolution.. had completed itself in the hearts and minds of men before it gained expression in overt and obvious acts. When the time came for these acts, they were done so easily that those who brought them about were themselves surprised. To become effective the American Revolution had to plunge into a war for independence, but the revolution itself was already over when that war began.
–Nicholas Murray Butler, President of Columbia University, October 13, 1924, in The Faith of A Liberal
I believe the same is true not just for Revolution, but also for ending the war, impeachment, taking back America from corporatists and turning America Blue and progressive. The work we’re doing now, that we’ve been doing, does not always appear to bear immediate fruit. But inside, underneath, like roots growing before the sapling bursts from the soil, essential, powerful things are happening, developing, so, when the time is ripe and the force of our efforts emerges from the soil, we are ready and primed. That’s a big part of what OpEdNews is about– preparing the soil.
Oh god, did I just sound like Jerzy Kosinkski’s Chaunce the gardener in Being There? Actually, Robert Thurman’s Inner Revolution is my preferred book, if you’re going to compare me.
The Beatles- Revolution
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