”May the stars carry your sadness away. May the flowers fill your heart with beauty. May hope forever wipe away your tears. And above all, may silence make you strong.” -Chief Dan George
Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. //Ayn Rand
//Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And our hearts, though stout and brave, Still, like muffled drums, are beating Funeral marches to the grave// •Henry Wadsworth
Posted @withrepost • @thatwokeladki "On this same road, 24 hours we did a protest. We've eaten the snakes. We've eaten deadbody. We've eaten rat. We've eaten on the road. You see this is the condition of the farmers. What is the use. . . Can't you see. Our, tamil nadu farmers' families are on the road. What is the use of. . . we are not going to return to Tamil Nadu without getting our demands" (Video courtesy: @kriteyy ) Around 1,200 farmers from Tamil Nadu participated in the #KisanMuktiMarch in Delhi. Led by Ayyakkannu, this group vented their anger and frustration in a novel way, something they had done earlier too during their month-long protest in Delhi last year. They stripped themselves and covered their body parts with the skulls and bones of their fellow farmers who committed suicide in the past years. Farmers demand remunerative prices for their produce and freedom from debt. A pamphlet distributed by the activists details their grievances. It says farmers get only Rs 5 per kilo for tomato while consumers pay Rs 30. Similarly, the pamphlet shows such difference in rates of moong dal, apples and milk. “Our life is also cheap. In the last 20 years, over three lakh farmers have committed suicide,” it says. Protesting farmers demanded a special session of Parliament on agrarian crisis to pass two Bills: one pertaining to one-time full loan waiver, the other for a long-term institutional measures to ensure farmers are not pushed into debt again. They also demand implementation of Swaminathan Commission recommendations that say the minimum support price should be fixed at 50% above the comprehensive cost of production. The massive protest march by farmers in Delhi last week drew the attention of the entire country, but there was complete silence from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Agriculture Minister. @sassykidwoman who was an active participant in the protest writes: "They had a follow up event in ramleela maidan on 3rd December, some small time leaders came to assure them but no concrete action as of yet." I see suicide awareness posts everytime a celebrity dies but the internet seems rather silent when it comes to poor killing themselves. Sigh
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Watcher of the skies watcher of all His is a world alone no world is his own, He whom life can no longer surprise, Raising his eyes beholds a planet unknown.
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