"The state would rather give me an uzi than a microphone."
All Things Censored (2001, Seven Stories Press), p. 21
The role of television is the illusion of company, noise. I call it the fifth wall and the second window: the window of illusion.Mumia Abu-jamalI spend my days preparing for life, not for death The Guardian, Laura Smith 25 October 2007 
"Do you see law and order? There is nothing but disorder, and instead of law there is the illusion of security. It is an illusion because it is built on a long history of injustices: racism, criminality, and the genocide of millions. Many people say it is insane to resist the system, but actually, it is insane not to."Mumia Abu-jamalDeath Blossoms (2004, South End Press; Cambridge MA), p. 11
"The role of television is the illusion of company, noise. I call it the fifth wall and the second window: the window of illusion."Mumia Abu-jamal"I spend my days preparing for life, not for death" The Guardian, Laura Smith (2007-10-25)
"Politics is the art of making the people believe that they are in power, when in fact, they have none."Mumia Abu-jamal"Is Obama's Victory Ours?" 06-05-08
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