By working hard we could make an average of about $5 a week. We would have made more but had to provide our own machines, which cost us $45, we paying for them on the installment plan. We paid $5 down and $1 a month after that.
We live in a world of communication – everyone gets information about everyone else. There is universal comparison and you don’t just compare yourself with the people next door, you compare yourself to people all over the world and with what is being presented as the decent, proper and dignified life. It’s the crime of humiliation.
We live in a globalising world. That means that all of us, consciously or not, depend on each other. Whatever we do or refrain from doing affects the lives of people who live in places we’ll never visit.
But every time the workers come out in the only way they know to protest against conditions which are unbearable the strong hand of the law is allowed to press down heavily upon us.
Mankind deserves sacrifice – but not of mankind.
We already have – thanks to technology, development, skills, the efficiency of our work – enough resources to satisfy all human needs. But we don’t have enough resources, and we are unlikely ever to have, to satisfy human greed.
The term ‘hero’ irritates me greatly.
This awful concept of underclass is really horrifying. You’re not lower class, you are excluded – outside.
Socialism as such from its very origins is a workers’ system, and when there occur deviations, it is workers that react first.
As far as love is concerned, possession, power, fusion and disenchantment are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.