If a man happens to be 36-years-old, as I happen to be, some great truth stands before the door of his life--some great opportunity to stand up for that which is right and that which is just, and he refuses to stand up because he wants to live a little longer and he is afraid his home will get bombed, or he's afraid that he will lose his job, or he's afraid that he will get shot…..he may go on and live until he's 80, and the cessation of breathing in his life is merely the belated announcement of an earlier death of the spirit.
We die when we refuse to stand up for that which is right. We die when we refuse to take a stand for that which is true. So we are going to stand up right here…letting the world know that we are determined to be free.
Martin Luther King, Jr
art by Tathir Abid
In order to possess what you do not possess,
You must go by the way of dispossession.