Friday, November 2, 2012

No dinner party

A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection............. 

"Report on an Investigation of the Peasant Movement in Hunan" (March 1927), Selected Works, Vol. I, p. 28.  Mao Tse Tung

To which we might add, so, too, one's personal revolution of change.  Making the changes necessary to make a comeback ---- is not a "dinner party....."

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