If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.
— Frederick Douglass (via disciplesofmalcolm)
We understand clearly the difference between violence and self-defense. We understand clearly that you are not violent when you defend yourself against an attack. But, you would be violent, if you allow yourself to be attacked, and you refuse to defend yourself. Because then, you are perpetuating violence, you’re endorsing violence. You’re ultimately masochistic and suicidal because there is not one species of life put on this earth by the coordinator of life that does not defend itself when threatened.
— Ramona Africa from the MOVE Organization. (via disciplesofmalcolm)