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December 08, 2004

On The Lessons Of History

What goes around, comes around. And around and around, and it comes out here. A quote from Mario Savio, University of California, Berkeley at the beginning of the Free Speech Movement, in 1964.

"There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part, you can't even passively take part, and you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all."

A tip of the hat to Paul Krassner

Posted by Mike Gold at December 8, 2004 03:21 PM

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