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Monday, July 18, 2011

Anti Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 686-688

Last week I spent a few days in the Deep South — a thousand miles from the moneyed canyons of Manhattan and the prattle of Washington politics — talking to everyday people, blue-collar workers, people not trying to win the future so much as survive the present.

They do hard jobs and odd jobs — any work they can find to keep the lights on and the children fed.
No one mentioned the asinine argument about the debt ceiling. No one. Life is pressing down on them so hard that they can barely breathe.

They are people whose bodies melt every night in a hot bath, then stiffen by sunrise, so much so that it takes pills for them to get out of bed without pain.
They, Too, Sing America
New York Times

 Published: July 15, 2011

History's economic and political power structures have always fearfully abhorred idle people as potential troublemakers, yet Nature never abhors seemingly idle trees, grass, snails, coral reefs, and clouds in the sky... ...I noted that nature did not require hydrogen to "earn a living" before allowing hydrogen to behave in the unique manner in which it does. Nature does not require that any of its intercomplementing members earn a living.
R. Buckminster Fuller

The intelligent use of the world's resources will provide for all human needs, and we have more than enough resources to take good care of every person on earth.
Jacque Fresco


  • "Life is pressing down on them so hard that they can barely breathe."

    It's bizarre that in the 21st Century there are people in any first-world country, let alone America, who can be described as being in that situation. For all the work we've done, has it really made our situation better?

    By Blogger Markus, at 7:53 PM  

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