I'll be honest with you,
I hate war in all it's forms -
Physical, psychological, spiritual.... emotional... environmental
I hate war...
And I hate having to struggle - I honestly do.
Because I wish I had been born into a world when this is not necessary.
This context of struggle and being a warrior and being a struggler has been forced on me by oppression.
Otherwise I would have been a sculptor or a gardener, carpenter - you know, I would be free to be so much more...
I guess being part of me or part of who I am, a part of what I do is being a warrior -
A Reluctant Warrior, A Reluctant Struggler.
But... I do it because I am Committed to Life.
We can't avoid it. We can't run away from it
because to do that is to be subservient... to devils,
subservient to evil and so that the only way to live on this planet with any human dignity at the moment is to struggle.
Committed to Life - Asssata Shakur - Asian Dub Foundation