i’ve been reading a lot of history and want to learn even more—not the history they tried to teach me in school, but this history of struggle, activism, progressives, freedom fighters, artists, the movers and shakers that are whitewashed (the Beatles did LSD! the beats were queer! dr. king knew thich nhat hanh!) or left out by the establishment.
i’ve got a lot of reading to do and at first felt overwhelmed, annoyed i hadn’t figured this out sooner so i could do more with it, but now i feel like the more i learn, the more able i’ll be to point my future kids to the right sources when they’re self-educating.
you know that saying, those who don’t know their history are condemned to repeat it? i think that’s why george bush is in the whitehouse.