I'm originally from Pine Bluff, AR
. Feel sorry for me.
The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the "state of
emergency" in which we live is not the exception but the
rule. We must attain to a conception of history that is in
keeping with this insight. Then we shall clearly realize
that it is our task to bring about a real state of emergency,
and this will improve our position in the struggle against
Fascism. One reason why Fascism has a chance is that in the
name of progress its opponents treat it as a historical norm
. The current amazement that the things we are experiencing
as "still" possible in the twentieth century is not
philosophical. This amazement is not the beginning of
knowledge--unless it is the knowledge that the view of
history which gives rise to it is untenable.
-- Walter Benjamin
Theses on the Philosophy of History
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