"We are the men and women reading books, searching
In the pages of history for the lost world, the key
To the mystery of living peace, imperishable joy;
We are the factory hands the field hands mill hands everywhere
Moulding creating building structures, forging ahead....
We are the living dream of dead men everywhere,
The unquenchable truth that class-memories create
To stagger the infamous world with prophecies
Of unlimited happiness - a deathless humanity;
We are the living and the dead men everywhere....
If you want to know what we are -
we are REVOLUTION!"
(Carlos Bulosan, 1940)
also: article 'Wishful thinkers of the Calamity Bazaar'