When an oppressor dictates

how the oppressed can and should protest

it is apparent equality or freedom does not exist

This is the oppressor’s proverbial knee

pressed firmly upon the throat of the people

And any who supports oppression is an oppressor

Sometimes you just have to be a candle in a dark room, burning unafraid of what surrounds you and waiting for you to burn out; your light is stronger than the darkness

—Tshombe Sekou