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Make no mistake. We're not talking about business as usual here. Saying that the current Republican power structure is no more corrupt than the Democrats have been in the past is like saying that school violence isn't any more shocking now than it was pre-Columbine.
The ghost of Big Bill Haywood has left the old mining camps. He's come east to be with me and my own. The wobblies have all ridden the rails backwards. Mother Jones lives in Queens.
Not just our bodies, but our minds are clothed. How else explain our total acceptance of the clothed state as the normal one and nakedness as the aberration? To strip someone and make them stand naked is to humiliate them, degrade them to something less than human.
Thomas J. Hubschman