Notably Quotable: “What’s needed is a people’s revolution and a radical …”


“What’s needed is a people’s revolution and a radical insurgency that restores government to the governed. Nothing short of that will prevent future Trumps, or solve our very real problems.”

— John Atcheson, Common Dreams Mourns Passing of Longtime Contributor and Climate Activist John Atcheson


“Only the privileged and the naive believe people’s achievements are purely the product of their own genius.”

— Gary Younge, In these bleak times, imagine a world where you can thrive


“And the purveyors of propaganda want you to think that in order to be real, we’ve got to counterbalance everything. We have to always have the “other” side, the other perspective, the other truth. And a lot of media outlets play right into this model. It’s why CNN or Fox News or whoever will have Rudy Giuliani on air again and again, so that we can get his perspective, because that’s just fair and it’s more reality. But all it does is muddy the waters and undermine reality and reduce everything to spectacle and show. It has this pretense of fairness, but it’s ultimately destructive.”

— Jason Stanley, How propaganda works in the digital age: Propaganda has evolved, and it’s transforming politics.


“Some say if we all just calm down, the Republicans will come to their senses, but our country is in a time of crisis. The time for small ideas is over.”

— Sen. Elizabeth Warren,  If Democrats Pull Their Punches, Donald Trump Will Knock Them Out


“The parties are straitjacketed by interest groups that make their money off war. Why would they want a candidate who is opposed to war?”

— Dennis Kucinich, Dennis Kucinich, Who Was Ahead of His Time, Reflects on New Hampshire, Iran, and the Antiwar Movement


“Carry the battle to them. Don’t let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don’t ever apologize for anything.”

— President Harry S. Truman, If Democrats Pull Their Punches, Donald Trump Will Knock Them Out


“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.”

— Vladimir Lenin