Tuesday, June 14, 2005
A quote to Ponder
This quote is a passage from the play The Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo. I think it pertains well to our times, and if anyone out there has a chance to see this play i would encourage them to do so.
People say they want real justice... so we fob them off with a slightly less unjust system of justice. Workers howl that they're being flayed like donkeys... so we arrange for the flaying to be a little less severe and slash their howling entitlement, but the exploitation goes on. The workforce would rather not have fatal accidents in the factory... so we make it a teeny bit safer and increase compensation payments to widows. They'd like to see class divisions eliminated... so we do our best to bring the classes marginally closer or, preferably, just make it seem that way.
They want a revolution... and we give them reforms. We're drowning them in reforms. Or promises of reforms, because lets face it, they're not actually going to get anything.