Jack Saturday

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Anti-Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotation 195

…[M]orals are no less socially imposed than laws, and should be no less subject to examination and criticism.
-- questions I consider essential to the project of human freedom: Do "family values" produce socially submissive, sexually frustrated people whose unconscious rage, mixed with guilt, surfaces as aggressive moralism? Do we glorify constant work and look with suspicion on idleness because we need to, even in a world where technology is increasingly severing the link between productivity and human labor? Or are we punishing ourselves for guilty desires -- and are we therefore less likely to question the conditions of our work, and whose purposes it serves?
Ellen Willis
Their Libertarianism and Ours


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