nnq : twenty-five

by C5Damani (old head of the movement)

“How refreshing to consume words that have meaning and depth. In the great and honored tradition of wisdom literature and if there is anything that could be called instant wisdom, ‘nigga notes & quotes’ fills that void. This book may be the finest book of quotes, anecdotes, sayings and sage bromides any people struggling for human dignity and liberation will ever read.”

Tanomar Akili Muumba
Black Poet Activist (Rest in Power)
when describing “nigga notes & quotes”*

– day twenty-five –

“…one of the primary characteristics of a revolutionary cultist is that he despises everyone who has not reached his level of consciousness, or the level that he thinks he has reached, instead of acting to bring the people to that level.”

author forgotten

“…power, undefined and not placed in its proper perspective cannot be advocated, for it not only frightens people unfamiliar with power, but raises serious questions concerning the use of it once it’s obtained. Given these conditions, our people will deny us support for fear once we obtain our objective, we will us it to impose our own brand of oppression. In order to create a new faith, a new positive force for our people to support and promote, we must emphasize not the physical or pure political force, but rather the moral and humanistic basis of our struggle, authority and legitimacy.”

author forgotten

“…there is a historically rooted tendency for us to blame each other for the problems we now have. (This tendency ignores the role of the super-structure in shaping our relationships.)

author forgotten

“…you are not necessarily revolutionary because you talk revolution.”

author forgotten

*Since most of these quotes were collected prior to 1985 it means some of the authors of these quotes, I have simply forgotten… blame old age! (Ha) When the author is known, I will indicate it. When an author is not indicated, please forgive me and understand. Furthermore, this collection of quotes was first started as a personal endeavor never meant to be shared publicly thus the reason why some authors may not be indicated.

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