What They Said: James Baldwin

 

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“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”

 

 

 

― James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

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  1. john powell says:

    opulent, verdant, painfully velvety, cavernous, subterranean, deliciously dangerous: Baldwin.

    no pain = no purifying.

    be forewarned, ye polluted mutitudes.

    • john powell says:

      …and
      purification by
      ceaselessly all-pervasive
      extreme pain
      = being alive.

      so, be ye
      further forewarned,
      o ye already dead, swarming
      Us-and-Them multitudes,
      thou ever-suffocated in
      ever-fatally-futile scurrying to
      live pain free,
      and to breed
      children who
      hate
      accordingly.

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