adventures in dysthymia

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

On Your Feet


The well-known quote by Emiliano Zapata. Although he was an armed revolutionary, the statement applies just as well to nonviolent resistance.

Although Zapata has long been a darling of the Left, it should be noted that he was not a socialist, did not favor collective or state ownership of the land. Rather, his goal was to have the large estates broken up and given to the peasants. That is a distributist concept, of course, and still drives a good bit of Latin American politics.

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