“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” – Angela Davis
I posted this on my timeline, and a fellow boomer friend commented in response: “Angela was our darling during that age when we were certain that indignant screaming, raising our fists & storming federal buildings would effect change.”
To which I replied:
1) Angela Davis was and is a hero.
2) Yeah, good thing we wised up and became a bunch of venal, Wall Street -worshiping yuppies who veered sharply away from all that foolish activism in order to trash the planet and hoard resources from all future generations. Yay for us. Team Boomer. <exasperated and sad emoticon faces>
3) Actually, it WAS effecting change. We just stopped too soon. The Woodstock hippies should have kept listening to Angela Davis, Fred Hampton et al. Black Panthers and standing in class solidarity.
4) You know, as long as we are above ground, it’s never too late to restart, get back on track.