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A voice of Liberty and equality

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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 09:00 AM
Robert Burns was a great man, whose poems and music are still as relevant today as they were back then. He spoke out against the government, against the monarchy, corporate greed. He stood for human rights, eqaulity and freedom of expression. Here are just a few examples from some of his works.

"While Europe's eye is fix'd on mighty things,
The fate of Empires and the fall of Kings;
While quacks of State must each produce his plan,
And even children lisp the Rights of Man;
Amid this mighty fuss just let me mention,
The Rights of Woman merit some attention."
- From The Rights of Woman

"I'm truly sorry man's dominion
Has broken Nature's social union."
- To a Mouse

"The best laid schemes o' mice and men
Gang aft a-gley;
And leave us naught but grief and pain
For promised joy."
- To a Mouse

"Man's inhumanity to man
Makes countless thousands mourn."
-Man Was Made To Mourn

"Lay the proud usurpers low!
Tyrants fall in every foe!
Liberty's in every blow—
Let us do or die!"
-Scots Wha Hae

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 09:54 AM
Thanks for the history lesson. I never knew who wrote the words 'The best laid plans o' mice and men', now I know who, and the whole poem, not just the two lines.

I'll have to do some research on this man.

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