Friday, January 29, 2010

Howard Zinn, RIP

Boston Globe Obit

"To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.
What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.
And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory."

— Howard Zinn

Rest In Peace


Rondell said...

Howard Stern died? Well I guess there's just one less crazy person roamin around them streets at night.

Hey Zoe! I wanted to let you know I posted another edition on my Keepin It Classy feature. I know it really speak to you so enjoy!

ZS said...

Hello! First, Rondell, when is "Keepin' It Classy" going to be syndicated? I'm ready.

And Like, did you leave a comment that was a single letter? I was sure it was mistake! And I have no idea what the hell you are talking about!

Yes, Howard Zinn was great and he's going to be missed.