May The Voices Of Writers Live On…

by William Skink

“I think hard times are coming, when we will be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, and can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine some real grounds for hope. We will need writers who can remember freedom: poets, visionaries—the realists of a larger reality. …

We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.”

–Ursula Le Guin, accepting the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 2014.

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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4 Responses to May The Voices Of Writers Live On…

  1. JC says:

    “You cannot take what you have not given, and you must give yourself. You cannot buy the Revolution. You cannot make the Revolution. You can only be the Revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere.”
    ― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed

    Love LeGuin! She was seminal as I read to break the bonds of the U.S. educational system. This quote and about a thousand others are worthy of guiding the Revolution!

    • Steve W says:

      Nice quote.

    • Big Swede says:

      I don’t think that the contradictions between capitalism and socialism can be resolved by war. This is no longer the age of the bow and arrow. It’s the nuclear age, and war can annihilate us all. The only way to achieve solutions seems to be for the different social systems to coexist.
      Fidel Castro

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