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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Abbie Hoffman and revolution

Abbie Hoffman (1936-1989) was an American political activist and revolutionary. Wikipedia says,


"[Hoffman] co-founded the Youth International Party and was a member of the Chicago Seven. He was also a leading proponent of the Flower Power movement... Hoffman continued his activism into the 1970's and remains an icon of the anti-war movement and the counter-culture era." (Wikipedia: Abbie Hoffman, 8.2.21 UTC 01:11)


The rest of this post is some quotes from Hoffman.




"The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do and more importantly, what they want to do." (Revolution for the Hell of It (1968)


"Maintain a sense of humor. People who take themselves too seriously are power-crazy. If they win it will be haircuts for all. Beware of power freaks." (


"Never impose your language on people you wish to reach." (


"Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit." (


"It is always the young that make the change. You don't get these ideas when you're middle-aged. Young people have daring, creativity, imagination and personal computers... This is your opportunity. Be adventurists in the sense of being bold and daring." (