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Monday, November 13, 2006

Anti-Job, Pro-Freedom Quote Of The Week 105

Ultimately, there will be opponents of the abolition of work. They are the Puritans and Calvinists who have waged war on freedom in the name of the "Protestant Work Ethic," because leisure allows the imagination to roam, the mind to question authority, and the self to contemplate true pleasure. These are things that the Puritans hate, fear, and try to destroy - such as they sought to ban dramatic theatre, carnivals, festivals, and holidays in Britain under their dour and repressive regime. They only want us to have one day out of seven where we can rest, and that day is to be filled with the requirements of "prayer" and obedience to their taskmaster deity. Why not seven out of seven? There is nothing dignified about work for its own sake, nothing in it that contributes to the body or to the spirit.
Steve Mizrach


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