"I see a vision of a great backpack revolution with thousands or even millions of young Americans wandering around with backpacks, going up to mountains to pray, making children laugh and old men glad, making young girls happy and old girls happier, all of 'em Zen Lunatics who go about writing poems that happen to appear in their heads for no reason and also by being kind and also by strange unexpected acts keep giving visions of eternal freedom to everybody and to all living creatures ...”
Jack Kerouac, 📘 The Dharma Bums, 1958 👉 note: this man was a visionary
On October 15th 1966, The Black Panther Party (BPP), originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was founded by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton in order to change the practices and approach adopted by the police when dealing with people of "colour" in the Bay Area of California.
In 1987, on the same day, during the same month in Burkina Faso, the "Che" of Africa, Thomas Sankara was assassinated during a military coup. A strong advocate for Women's rights with unparalleled ideas.
In 1993, the Nobel Prize Committee bestowed upon Nelson Mandela and President Frederik Willem de Klerk, the Peace Prize for their work in ending apartheid.
The communality of all these individuals are their prorevolutionary and pro-Marxist stances in changing the lives of those around them; and in doing so, making the world a better place for the voiceless.