the-history-of-our-future

Today, President Obama designated the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine to honor 100 years of the National Park Service. To date, the President has protected more land and water than any other president in history—commitments that will protect our land, water and wildlife for future generations: http://go.wh.gov/moysMZ

We believe that history is also about justice, that understanding history will enlighten our decisions about the future. Wrong. History is also about power. In fact history is mostly about power. It is the story of the powerful and how they became powerful, and then how they use their power to keep them in positions in which they can continue to dominate others. It is because of this relationship with power that we have been excluded, marginalized and ‘Othered’. In this sense history is not important for indigenous peoples because a thousand accounts of the 'truth’ will not alter the 'fact’ that indigenous peoples are still marginal and do not possess the power to transform history into justice.
—  Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples

This destiny runs brightly through our entire national history and it extends into our whole Romanian future pointing the way to life and honor both we and our grandchildren will have to follow, if it is life and honor we wish for our people. Generations can follow this destiny, can stay close to it or depart from it, having thus the capability of giving to their nation a maximum of life and honor or a maximum of dishonor and shame.

Sometimes only isolated individuals, abandoned by their generation, can reach this destiny. In that moment, they are the people, they speak in its name.
All the millions of dead and of the martyrs of the past are with them, as well as the nation’s life of tomorrow.

—  “For my Legionaries”-Corneliu Zelea Codreanu