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Page 24 Will of a Revolutionary

" I also wish my friends to speak ittle or not at all about me , because idols are created when men are praised , and this is very bad for the future of the human race. Acts alone , no matter by whom committed , ought to be studied , praised or blamed.Let them be praised in order that they may be imitated when thy seem to contribute to the commonweal.Let them be censured when they are regarded as injurious to the general

well being, so that they may not be repeated.

I desire that on no occasion whether near or remote , nor for any reason what so ever , shall demonstration of a political or religious character be made before my remains, as I consider the time devoted to the dead would be better employed in improving the conditons of the living most of whom stands in great need of this."

{ Will of Francisco Ferrer , Spanish educator

1859-1909 Executed after the Bacelona riots

by a plot of his clerical enemies.}

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Charity:

" Come follow me ." Said Jesus Christ to the rich youngmen.

To stay in his own set and invest his fortune in works of charity ,would have been comparatively easy. Philanthropy has been fashionable in every age. Charity takes the insurrectionary edge off of the poverty. Therefore the philanthropic rich man is a benefactor to his fellow magnates and is made to feel their gratitude; to him all doors of fashion swing. {But jesus issued a veto.} He denied the legitimacy of alm-giving as a plaster for the deep lying sore in the social tissue. ...... Philanthropy as a substitute for justice - he would have none of it. Charity is twice cursed - it harden him that gives and soften him that takes. It does more harm to the poor than exploitaton , because it makes them willing to be exploited . It breads slavishness which is moral suicide. The only thing Jesus would permit a swollen fortune to do was to give itself to revolutionary propaganda in order that swollen fortune might be forever after impossible............

Bonck White Clergyman born 1874 p 353

07 Oct 2009

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Page 25

Fight for Freedom

The power of armies is visible thing

Formal and circumscribed in time and space

But who then limits that power shall trace

Which a brave people into light can bring

Or hide ,at will ,- for freedom combating

By just revenge inflamed? No foot may chase,

No eye can follow , to a fatal place

That power that spirit whether on the wing

Like strong wind , or sleeping like the wind

Within its awful caves ----- from year to year

Spring this indigenous produce far and near;

No craft this subtle element can bind,

Rising like water from the soil , to find .

In every nook a lip that it may cheer,

{ W. Wordsworth}

07 Oct 2009

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Letter to B.K.Dutt

Central Jail,
November, 1930

DEAR BROTHER,

 

The judgment has been delivered. I am condemned to death. In these cells, besides myself, there are many others prisoners who are waiting to be hanged. The only prayer of these people is that somehow or other they may escape the noose. Perhaps I am the only man amongst them who is anxiously waiting for the day when I will be fortunate enough to embrace the gallows for my ideal.

 

I will climb the gallows gladly and show to the world as to how bravely the revolutionaries can sacrifice themselves for the cause.

 

I will condemned to death, but you are sentenced to transportation for life. You will live and, while living, you will have to show to the world that the revolutionaries not only die for their ideals but can face every calamity. Death should not be a means to escape the worldly difficulties. Those revolutionaries who have by chance escaped the gallows for the ideal but also bear the worst type o tortures in the dark dingy prison cells.

 

Yours
Bhagat Singh

13 Oct 2009

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page 26

THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE

I.

Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
‘Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns!’ he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

II.

‘Forward, the Light Brigade!’
Was there a man dismay’d?
Not tho’ the soldier knew
Some one had blunder’d:
Their’s not to make reply,
Their’s not to reason why,
Their’s but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

III.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley’d and thunder’d;
Storm’d at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell

Rode the six hundred.

IV.

Flash’d all their sabres bare,
Flash’d as they turn’d in air
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army, while
All the world wonder’d:

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Plunged in the battery-smoke
Right thro’ the line they broke;
Cossack and Russian
Reel’d from the sabre-stroke
Shatter’d and sunder’d.
Then they rode back, but not
Not the six hundred.

V.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
Volley’d and thunder’d;
Storm’d at with shot and shell,
While horse and hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro’ the jaws of Death,
Back from the mouth of Hell,
All that was left of them,
Left of six hundred.

VI.

When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wonder’d.
Honour the charge they made!
Honour the Light Brigade,
Noble six hundred!

{URDU }

Dil De To Iss Mizaaj kai Parwardigar De

Jo Gam kee Ghari Ko Bhee Khushi se Gujar De

 

Sajaa Kar Mayyiat-e-umeed naakami kePhoolon Se

Kisi Hamdarad ne Rakh di mere toote hue Dil main

 

Chherh naa ai Farishte ! tu zikre ghame -Jaanaanaan

Kyon yaad dilaate ho Bhulaa Huaa Afsaanaa

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page 28

Birth right

We’re the sons of that baffled

crowned and mirtes tyranny,

They defied the field and scoffold,

For their birth - rights - so will we !

[ J Campbell ]

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Glory of the Cause

Ah! not for idle hatred , not

For honour , fame , nor self’applause,

But for the glory of the cause,

You did, what will not be forgot.

[ Arthur Chough ]

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Immorality of soul : -

For you know if you can once get a man beleiving in immorality there is nothing more left for you to desire ; you can take everything in the world he owns - you can skin him alive if you please - and he will bear it with perfect good humour.

[ Upton Sinclair 403 c j ]

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God Tyrants

A tyrant must put on the appearence of uncommon devotion to religion.Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider God - fearing and pious. On the other hand , they do less easily move against him , beleiving that he has the gods on his side.

[ ................. ]

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Thanks a lot Amrit Veer G.....Great work by you..!!

 

 

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page 29

Soldiers & Thought

If my soldiers were to begin to reflect ; not one of them would be in the ranks.

[ Fredrick the Great ] 502 { 366 new ed}

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The Noblest Fallen

The Noblest have fallen , they were buried

Obscurely in a deserted place.

No tears fell over them

Strange hands carried them to the grave

No cross , no enclouser , and no tomb stone tell

Their glorious names.

Grass grows over them , a feeble blade

bending low keeps the secret,

The sole witness were the surging waves ,

which furiously beat against the shore

But even they the mighty waves could

Not carry farewell greetings to

The distant home.

[ V N Figner]

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Prison

There were no stars , no earth , no time ,

No check , no change , no good , no crime,

But silence , and a stirless breath,

Which neithr was of life nor death.

[ The Prisoner of Chillon}

16 Oct 2009

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Soldiers & Thought

If my soldiers were to begin to reflect ; not one of them would be in the ranks.

[ Fredrick the Great ] 502 { 366 new ed}

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The Noblest Fallen

The Noblest have fallen , they were buried

Obscurely in a deserted place.

No tears fell over them

Strange hands carried them to the grave

No cross , no enclouser , and no tomb stone tell

Their glorious names.

Grass grows over them , a feeble blade

bending low keeps the secret,

The sole witness were the surging waves ,

which furiously beat against the shore

But even they the mighty waves could

Not carry farewell greetings to

The distant home.

[ V N Figner]

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Prison

There were no stars , no earth , no time ,

No check , no change , no good , no crime,

But silence , and a stirless breath,

Which neithr was of life nor death.

[ The Prisoner of Chillon}

16 Oct 2009

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Everything here is so silent , lifeless , pale

The years pass fruitless leaving no trace;

The weeks and days drag on heavily,

Bringing only dull bored in their suite.

[Morozov]

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Our thoughts , grow dull from long confinement;

there is a feeling of heaviness in our bone;

The minutes seem eternal from torturing pain,

In this cell , from steps wide.

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Entirly for our fellow we must live,

Our entire selves for them we must give,

And for their sakes struggle against ill fate.

[Morozov]

Came to set me Free ;--

At least men came to set me free;

I asked not why and recked not where,

It was at length the same to me ,

Fettered a fetterless to be,

I learned to love dispair.

And thus when they appeared at last,

And all my bonds aside were cast,

These heavy walls to me had grown

A hermitage ---- and all my own.

[The Prisoners of Chillon]

{Ed. by Lord Byron }

16 Oct 2009

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