“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Monday, 21 April 2014

Rubin Carter.

Despite what Bob Dylan said to the contrary, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter who died yesterday, probably would not have been World Middleweight Champion. He was however a tough and intimidating fighter who thoroughly deserved his ranking as one of the leading contenders for the title. But the man was much more than that. After being wrongfully convicted of murder and spending two decades in prison, much of it in solitary, Rubin never gave up hope and refused to give in to the system. He remained strong and dedicated his life to helping the wrongfully convicted. Rubin Carter was a product of a racist society but never a victim of that society. He was way too strong for that.

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