Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday's Quote: Individualism

c/o Virginia Commonwealth University
Just as I noted last week the difference between the liberalism of yesteryear and the version it has become today, there is also a considerable dissimilarity between anarchists of the current "Occupy" movement and the forebears who favored peculiarity over the means of aggression that is more common now.

Whatever your opinion about the Left's version of the Tea Party, a 19th century anarchist (of a certain sort) who typified the very spirit of dissent offered something that resonates with everyone:


"I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
– Henry David Thoreau, author, poet, essayist, philosopher, naturalist, tax resister and development critic. His book Walden, a reflection upon living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for resistance to unjust government, possibly set the modern standard that now inspires the uprising we are seeing all over the world.

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