I take great pride in and highly appreciate the fact that our people have overcome the ordeals of history and displayed to the full the heroic mettle of the revolutionary people and the indomitable spirit of chuch’e Korea, firmly united behind the party … . No difficulty is insurmountable nor is any fortress impregnable for us when our party leads the people with the ever-victorious chuch’e-oriented strategy and tactics and when all the people turn out as one under the party’s leadership.
—Kim Il-sung (김일성), President of North Korea (1972-1994).(I highly recommend a visit to the site from which I got this image, it’s fascinating. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/09/recent_scenes_from_north_korea.html

I take great pride in and highly appreciate the fact that our people have overcome the ordeals of history and displayed to the full the heroic mettle of the revolutionary people and the indomitable spirit of chuch’e Korea, firmly united behind the party … . No difficulty is insurmountable nor is any fortress impregnable for us when our party leads the people with the ever-victorious chuch’e-oriented strategy and tactics and when all the people turn out as one under the party’s leadership.

Kim Il-sung (김일성), President of North Korea (1972-1994).
(I highly recommend a visit to the site from which I got this image, it’s fascinating. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/09/recent_scenes_from_north_korea.html

"Sooner or later, [the I.R.A.] has  been saying, British troops would put the boot in good and hard. People  have been half expecting this. Sunday in Derry has fitted the piece of  the jigsaw in. My personal view is that the risk of civil war here has  never been greater.”  
—Oliver Napier, former vice chairman of the Alliance Party
(my own photo from the Free Derry Museum in Derry, Northern Ireland)

"Sooner or later, [the I.R.A.] has been saying, British troops would put the boot in good and hard. People have been half expecting this. Sunday in Derry has fitted the piece of the jigsaw in. My personal view is that the risk of civil war here has never been greater.”  


—Oliver Napier, former vice chairman of the Alliance Party


(my own photo from the Free Derry Museum in Derry, Northern Ireland)

Making peace, I have found, is much harder than making war.
—Gerry Adams (1948-pres.), President of Sinn Féin
(my own photo of the Hands Across the Divide statue in Derry, Northern Ireland)

Making peace, I have found, is much harder than making war.

Gerry Adams (1948-pres.), President of Sinn Féin


(my own photo of the Hands Across the Divide statue in Derry, Northern Ireland)

The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.
Freeman and slave, patrician and plebian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary re-constitution of society at large, or in the common rule of the contending classes.
—Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto (1848)

The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.

Freeman and slave, patrician and plebian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary re-constitution of society at large, or in the common rule of the contending classes.

—Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto (1848)

Suddenly, as the riot squad moved in, it was raining exclamation 
            marks,
Nuts, bolts, nails, car-keys. A fount of broken type. And the
            explosion
Itself – an asterisk on the map. This hyphenated line, a burst of
            rapid fire…
I was trying to complete a sentence in my head, but it kept
            stuttering.
All the alleyways and side-streets blocked with stops and colons.
—”Belfast Confetti,” Ciarán Carson (1948-pres.)

Suddenly, as the riot squad moved in, it was raining exclamation

            marks,

Nuts, bolts, nails, car-keys. A fount of broken type. And the

            explosion

Itself – an asterisk on the map. This hyphenated line, a burst of

            rapid fire…

I was trying to complete a sentence in my head, but it kept

            stuttering.

All the alleyways and side-streets blocked with stops and colons.


—”Belfast Confetti,” Ciarán Carson (1948-pres.)

I have not come into this world to make men better, but to make use of their weaknesses. 
—Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)
(photo of einsatzgruppen)

I have not come into this world to make men better, but to make use of their weaknesses.

—Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)

(photo of einsatzgruppen)

I want war. To me all means will be right. My motto is not “Don’t,   whatever you do, annoy the enemy.” My motto is “Destroy him by all and   any means.” I am the one who will wage the war.
—Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)

I want war. To me all means will be right. My motto is not “Don’t, whatever you do, annoy the enemy.” My motto is “Destroy him by all and any means.” I am the one who will wage the war.

—Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)

 
I take great pride in and highly appreciate the fact that our people have overcome the ordeals of history and displayed to the full the heroic mettle of the revolutionary people and the indomitable spirit of chuch’e Korea, firmly united behind the party … . No difficulty is insurmountable nor is any fortress impregnable for us when our party leads the people with the ever-victorious chuch’e-oriented strategy and tactics and when all the people turn out as one under the party’s leadership.
—Kim Il-sung (김일성), President of North Korea (1972-1994).(I highly recommend a visit to the site from which I got this image, it’s fascinating. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/09/recent_scenes_from_north_korea.html

I take great pride in and highly appreciate the fact that our people have overcome the ordeals of history and displayed to the full the heroic mettle of the revolutionary people and the indomitable spirit of chuch’e Korea, firmly united behind the party … . No difficulty is insurmountable nor is any fortress impregnable for us when our party leads the people with the ever-victorious chuch’e-oriented strategy and tactics and when all the people turn out as one under the party’s leadership.

Kim Il-sung (김일성), President of North Korea (1972-1994).
(I highly recommend a visit to the site from which I got this image, it’s fascinating. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/09/recent_scenes_from_north_korea.html

"Sooner or later, [the I.R.A.] has  been saying, British troops would put the boot in good and hard. People  have been half expecting this. Sunday in Derry has fitted the piece of  the jigsaw in. My personal view is that the risk of civil war here has  never been greater.”  
—Oliver Napier, former vice chairman of the Alliance Party
(my own photo from the Free Derry Museum in Derry, Northern Ireland)

"Sooner or later, [the I.R.A.] has been saying, British troops would put the boot in good and hard. People have been half expecting this. Sunday in Derry has fitted the piece of the jigsaw in. My personal view is that the risk of civil war here has never been greater.”  


—Oliver Napier, former vice chairman of the Alliance Party


(my own photo from the Free Derry Museum in Derry, Northern Ireland)

Making peace, I have found, is much harder than making war.
—Gerry Adams (1948-pres.), President of Sinn Féin
(my own photo of the Hands Across the Divide statue in Derry, Northern Ireland)

Making peace, I have found, is much harder than making war.

Gerry Adams (1948-pres.), President of Sinn Féin


(my own photo of the Hands Across the Divide statue in Derry, Northern Ireland)

The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.
Freeman and slave, patrician and plebian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary re-constitution of society at large, or in the common rule of the contending classes.
—Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto (1848)

The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.

Freeman and slave, patrician and plebian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary re-constitution of society at large, or in the common rule of the contending classes.

—Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto (1848)

Suddenly, as the riot squad moved in, it was raining exclamation 
            marks,
Nuts, bolts, nails, car-keys. A fount of broken type. And the
            explosion
Itself – an asterisk on the map. This hyphenated line, a burst of
            rapid fire…
I was trying to complete a sentence in my head, but it kept
            stuttering.
All the alleyways and side-streets blocked with stops and colons.
—”Belfast Confetti,” Ciarán Carson (1948-pres.)

Suddenly, as the riot squad moved in, it was raining exclamation

            marks,

Nuts, bolts, nails, car-keys. A fount of broken type. And the

            explosion

Itself – an asterisk on the map. This hyphenated line, a burst of

            rapid fire…

I was trying to complete a sentence in my head, but it kept

            stuttering.

All the alleyways and side-streets blocked with stops and colons.


—”Belfast Confetti,” Ciarán Carson (1948-pres.)

I have not come into this world to make men better, but to make use of their weaknesses. 
—Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)
(photo of einsatzgruppen)

I have not come into this world to make men better, but to make use of their weaknesses.

—Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)

(photo of einsatzgruppen)

I want war. To me all means will be right. My motto is not “Don’t,   whatever you do, annoy the enemy.” My motto is “Destroy him by all and   any means.” I am the one who will wage the war.
—Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)

I want war. To me all means will be right. My motto is not “Don’t, whatever you do, annoy the enemy.” My motto is “Destroy him by all and any means.” I am the one who will wage the war.

—Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)

About:

The purpose of this blog is to present historical photos and quotes that I hope will complement each other nicely.

As for myself, I am finishing my undergraduate degrees in history and English at a small liberal arts college in Boston, MA. I studied in Belfast, Northern Ireland for six months and became deeply fascinated with the course of Northern Irish history in the 20th and 21st centuries. Aside from that, I am also very interested in Modern Chinese history and the rise of communism in various states.

I consider myself a socialist and that will probably made obvious by the content posted. Bearing that in mind, I don't necessarily endorse some of the quotes I post here, but use them to evoke some kind of feeling. In other words, just because I quote Gerry Adams or Adolf Hitler does not mean that I agree with them or their actions over the course of history. Just putting that out there.

I aspire to teach history at the high school level, and I want to teach it right.

Reblogging my posts is encouraged, but please be sure to include the credit. The images I post are rarely my own--I usually just find them online--and so the original online source of the image is always set as a see-through link. Please don't remove it!

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