We turned our backs on the purifying waters of self-sacrifice.
I became associated with a number of other enthusiasts, aflame with the fires of youth, abd inspired by a great purpose. We had come into the world late and found it in sad confusion, bearing on the surface of its institutions so little evidence of wisdom or justice that the need of saner, and better conditions appeared to us both imperative and urgent. And so, we set ourselves to complete the great work which Peter the Hermit, Savonarola, Jack Cade, Martin Luther, Oliver Cromwell, Ignatius Loyola and others had begun. We realised, despite our heady optimism, that it was quite a big job; and after solemn and protracted conclave it was resolved that we should supplement our propaganda through the spoken word with a newspaper.
My man, I don't want justice, I want mercy.
HUGHES, BILLY – to his secretary when revisiting scenes of his early political activities; in tears, On Lips of Livi
You know, West, you know, years ago I camped on this spot with all the hope of youth in my heart, and now… get to blazes and go back to the car.!