by kelly on November 26, 2012

“The men who fought the American Revolution . . . meant what they said about freedom. . . . This didn’t mean that twenty percent of the people were free to rob the other eighty percent of the means to live. This didn’t mean for one rich man to sweat the piss out of ten thousand poor men so that he can get richer. This didn’t mean the tyrants were free to get this country in such a fix that millions of people are ready to do anything–cheat, lie, or whack off their right arm–just to work for three squares and a flop. They have made freedom a blasphemy. You hear me? They have made the word freedom stink like a skunk to all who know.”

–The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, 1940

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Jen - Devourer of Books November 26, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Why do we still not get this, 62 years later?


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