The Indivisibility of Freedom – The politics of hope!
The indivisibility of freedom
Is the state’s greatest demon.
One woman’s freedom is the freedom of us all.
Bring down the wall!
The power of the powerless
It comes rising
In an ecstatic scream.
Diversity and plurality
Is the aim.
Of my game.
Like water dripping on a stone
A million people
Are never alone.
The truth gradually erodes
Until the future explodes.
At the end of the totalitarian rope
We have the politics of hope.
Opher – 4.12.2022
I was watching Simon Schama last night. It does fill me full of shame at being a member of a species that is so disgusting. A history of war, exploitation and repression.
Through it all there is always a strand of hope. There are people prepared to stand up against totalitarianism, to risk it all for freedom.
Here’s to the brave Iranian girls waving their detested hijabs – the symbol of oppression.
Here’s to the artists, writers and musicians who make brave stands against fascism and totalitarian oppression in all its forms.
Here’s to Pussy Riot and the Plastic People, Roy Harper, Bob Dylan and Frank Zappa.
Here’s to the politics of hope!