Speaking of sell outs & scabs

Judy Olsen (wholepie@speakeasy.org)
Sun, 14 Feb 1999 22:24:36 -0800


Here is something I ran across just now.  I believe it describes the
differences between people who make changes and people who don't, but
think they do.

"Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are
men who want crops without plowing up the ground.  They want rain
without thunder and lightning.  They want the ocean without the awful
roar of its waters.  This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a
physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a
struggle! Power concedes nothing without a demand.  It never did, and it
never will.  Find out just what people will submit to, and you have
found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed
upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either
words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by
the endurance of those whom they oppress."

--Frederick Douglass, August 4, 1857

For the whole damn pie,
Judy O
Seattle, WA