Insight for Occupy Around the World


It struck me that the West Indian historian, C L R James’ analysis of history reveals extraordinary insight.  He wrote:

“The cruelties of property and privilege are always more ferocious than the revenges of poverty and oppression. For the one aims at perpetuating resented injustice, the other is merely a momentary passion soon appeased.” (C.L. R.James, The Black Jacobins, 89)

This is applicable to what is happening to the two sides in the stand-off at Occupy sites around the world.

About ebrahimmoosa

Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Notre Dame, United State of America
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2 Responses to Insight for Occupy Around the World

  1. OccupyEM.com says:

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  2. sam kigar says:

    let us hope that this passion is not too momentary

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