User:Rastko Pocesta

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Rastko Pocesta (born January 27, 1998) is a Serbian human rights activist interested in international public and humanitarian law, modern history, quotes, photography, philosophy, geopolitics, demographics (particularly of Europe and United States) etc. He joined Wikipedia on March 1, 2009.


I am a democratic socialist heavily influenced by Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Mikhail Bakunin, Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ulof Palme, Martin Luther King Jr, Erich Fromm, Simone de Beauvoir, Howard Zinn, Mahatma Gandhi, Benjamin Franklin, René Descartes, Walter Benjamin, Svetozar Marković, Peter Singer, Gideon Levy, Noam Chomsky, Slavoj Žižek, Baruch Spinoza, Theodor W. Adorno, Max Horkheimer, Jürgen Habermas, Bertold Brecht, Thomas Mann, Taslima Nasrin, Akbar Ganji, John Taylor Gatto, John Holt, Edvard Kardelj, Edvard Kocbek, Milovan Đilas, Benedict Anderson, Danilo Kiš, Guy Debord, Jakob van Uexkull, Paul Goodman, Ernst Bloch, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Leszek Kołakowski and others.

I am doing research on revival of fascism and far right ideologies in 21st century World (paritcularly Europe). I am also reading and writing about 2007-2010 Global economic crisis and it's causes and consequences.

Favorite quotes[edit]

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that; Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." - Martin Luther King Jr

"An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind." - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

"The oppressed should rebel, and they will continue to rebel and raise disturbance until their civil rights are fully restored to them and all partial distinctions, exclusions and incapacitations are removed." - Thomas Jefferson

"Age is not an accomplishment, and youth is not a sin." - Robert A. Heinlein

"I loathed every day and regret every day I spent in school. I like to be taught to read and write and add and then be left alone." - Woody Allen

"I was happy as a child with my toys in my nursery. I have been happier every year since I became a man. But this interlude of school makes a somber grey patch upon the chart of my journey. It was an unending spell of worries that did not then seem petty, and of toil uncheered by fruition; a time of discomfort, restriction and purposeless monotony." - Winston Churchill

"Children do not constitute anyone's property: they are neither the property of their parents nor even of society. They belong only to their own future freedom." - Mikhail Bakunin

"History is indeed little more than the register of crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind." - Edward Gibbon

"Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters." - Rosa Luxemburg

"One need not hope in order to undertake, nor succeed in order to persevere." - William the Silent

"The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?" - Jeremy Bentham

"You are pitiful isolated individuals; you are bankrupts; your role is played out. Go where you belong from now on — into the dustbin of history!" - Leon Trotsky, 25 October 1917

"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." - Neil Armstrong, 20 July 1969

"Well, actually, he forgot Poland." - George W. Bush, 29 September 2000

"In America, your job determines your marks. In Soviet Russia, Marx determines your job." - Yakov Smirnoff