"[Poetry] is all the truth it knows, that is, it knows nothing. It is the art of not living. ...In the art of not living one is not ephemerally permanent but permanently ephemeral." - Laura Riding
"revolutionary optimists" of every persuasion wishing harm on those who doubt the viability of a revolutionary project notable for two centuries of failure.
imagine watching every movement be crushed, subsumed into existing modes of control, or subverted into new forms of domination and still maintaining a position of hope that this time, events will turn out differently.