Jack Saturday

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Anti-Job, Pro-Freedom Quote Of The Week 25

"The greater the portion of my life that can be wrenched from the Work/Consume/Die cycle...the greater my chance for pleasure."
Hakim Bey

Thursday, September 22, 2005


The Dayliner keeps autumnizing, autumating this morning, from stands of mottled trees on mottled days at the edges of what I’m doing where sunsets are frays to curves off into the woods now weaving yellow and red at the wedge of summer when the brushed leaves of the big red maple out my window warmly rhymes with the red gift tomatoes on the wooden shelf-top, red a favored visitor in autumn time. A flavored visitor, inviting savor. Save us, saviour, for the leisure to savor, in the Indian summer sun, before the winter draws its bow, its now, its fang.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Anti-Job, Pro-Freedom Quote Of The Week 24

What is a modern scientific state, having transcended the principles of Christian life, to do with its masses once they have been "degraded to the ranks of a proletariat," like so much detritus, and then further rendered superfluous by a stream of inventions? Even more today than yesterday, this is America’s problem.

John Taylor Gatto,
The Underground History Of American Education

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Anti-Job, Pro-Freedom Quote Of The Week 23

If you really want something in life you have to work for it. Now quiet, they're about to announce the lottery numbers.
Homer J. Simpson

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Anti-Job, Pro-Freedom Quote Of The Week 22

Delusion, like magic, requires confirmation. Alone, the witness to magic will question his senses; but magic or a miracle performed before a crowd succeeds, because the people in the crowd reinforce each other’s belief in the truth of the act they witnessed. If one among the crowd has certain credentials to attest to his ability as an observer, his agreement in the truth of the miracle or the magic greatly increases the belief of the others. Thus, scientists and psychologists are called upon to verify demonstrations of extra-sensory perceptions or other dubious phenomena. Finally a scientific paper, adorned with learned borrowings from ancient languages and designed to be incomprehensible to the crowd proves conclusively to the miracle worker and the crowd, the reality of the delusion.

In the modern world, a delusion about work and happiness enables people not only to endure oppression, but so seek it. And to believe that they are happier because of the very work that oppresses them!

Earl Shorris,
Scenes From Corporate Life