Jack Saturday

Monday, January 30, 2012

Anti Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 767-769

Someone is stealing our time, our time alive,
and all our lives are marked by that theft.
They have told us that time is money
 and since money can be owned you can possess a man or a woman's time
and spend the human beings who live in that time
like a coin or a dollar. In some trucks
we are ordered to install
a recording tachometer, so that the owners
can constantly check
on the driver: the device tells how the driver shifts,
when he stops the vehicle, how fast he was driving
at any time. So even the man alone on the highway
has the foreman watching - he remains in the factory,
like the man or woman in the bar after supper
with one eye on the clock because even off work
somebody owns your time.
Tom Wayman

Yes, new technology has been eating jobs forever, and always will. … But there’s been an acceleration. As Davidson notes, “In the 10 years ending in 2009, [U.S.] factories shed workers so fast that they erased almost all the gains of the previous 70 years; roughly one out of every three manufacturing jobs — about 6 million in total — disappeared.”

And you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Average Is Over
 Published: January 24, 2012

Men [sic] are as mature
As the forces of production
Of their times allow them to be.
T.W. Adorno


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