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Monday, September 01, 2014

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom #Quotations Of The Week 1186-1188

Part of this loss of warm-weather joy develops because you stop getting summers off when you grow up. People say things like Hasn’t this summer been beautiful? and you think to yourself that it looked nice through the slit of your cubicle wall.
Happy Labor Day Weekend! Here's Why Summer Sucks for Us Grown Ups
The Guardian / By Alex Leo 

Both cubicles and dark mills signify working on other people’s terms, for other people’s goals, at other people’s sufferance. Neither type of work usually results in us owning the fruits of our labors or having the satisfaction of creating something from start to finish with our own hands. Neither allows us to work at our own pace, or the pace of the seasons. Neither allows us access to our families, friends, or communities when we need them or they need us. Both isolate work from every other part of our life.

And heck, especially if you work for a big corporation, you can be confident that Ebenezer Scrooge cared more about Bob Cratchett than your employer cares about you.
James Tuttle
Center For A Stateless Society

For if leisure and security were enjoyed by all alike, the great mass of human beings who are normally stupefied by poverty would become literate and would learn to think for themselves; and when once they had done this, they would sooner or later realize that the privileged minority had no function, and they would sweep it away. In the long run, a hierarchical society was only possible on a basis of poverty and ignorance.
George Orwell, 1984


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