From “Listening to Grass Hoppers” by Arundhati Roy

We too will learn, like the ordinary citizen’s of Hitler’s Germany, to recognize revulsion in the gaze of our fellow human beings. We too will find ourselves unable to look our own children in the eye, for the shame of what we did and didn’t do. For the shame of what we allowed to happen. (Page: 21)

At a time when opportunism is everything, when hope seems lost, when everything boil down to a cynical business deal, we must find the courage to dream. To reclaim romance. The romance of believing in justice, in freedom, and in dignity. (Page: 40)

The NGO-ization of civil society initiative is taking us in exactly the opposite direction. It’s depoliticizing us. Making us dependent on aid and handouts. We need to re-imagine the meaning of civil disobedience. (Page: 41)

Fascism will thrive for a short while and then self-annihilate because of its inherent stupidity. (Page: 17)

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