"Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce."
cf. this text
(even still, i favored the disbanding of parliament)
"One can not expect a beautiful resistance where there is a savage occupation."--Tariq Ali
"It is much better for regime-change to come from below even if this means a long wait. Occupations disrupt the possibilities of organic change and create a much bigger mess than existed before."