blast and ruin

watercolour & graphite on paper, 110 x 130mm, 2014

watercolour & graphite on paper, 110 x 130mm, 2014

It is we [the workers] who built these palaces and cities, here in Spain and in America and everywhere. We, the workers. We can build others to take their place. And better ones! We are not in the least afraid of ruins. We are going to inherit the earth. There is not the slightest doubt about that. The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world before it leaves the stage of history. We carry a new world here, in our hearts. […] That world is growing in this minute.

Buenaventura Durruti, spoken during the Spanish civil war to Pierre van Paassen.

 

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