RIP Howard Zinn
We've lost a great human being.
He lived a long, rich life (no pun intended).
Missed but not forgotten. RIP.
Control in modern times requires more than force, more than law. It requires that a population dangerously concentrated in cities and factories, whose lives are filled with cause for rebellion, be taught that all is right as it is. And so, the schools, the churches, the popular literature taught that to be rich was a sign of superiority, to be poor a sign of personal failure, and that only way upward for a poor person was to climb into the ranks of the rich by extraordinary effort and extraordinary luck.
'They say gold paint on the palace gates comes from the teeth of pensioners
They're so tired of shooting protest singers that they hardly mention us
While fountains fill with second-hand perfume and sodden trading stamps
They'll hang the bullies and the louts that dampen down the day" - EC
Fredke commented in your thread. You won't believe what happens next!
I read "People’s History" on assignment in a class in college. It's colored my view of all history and modern life, ever since. I can't think of many books that did that, and I read a lot.
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well that's a big loss
rest easy howard, ya did good work
one nation, under surveillance with liberty and justice for few
still not figgering on biggering
Damon read a portion of "People's History" for the audio version.
Originally Posted by Fredke
"He groaned when we hung the rope over the tree but was relieved to see the white pinata."
Another one of the good guys gone.
He taught us how to DISSENT. Something we don't do anymore, as we now just roll on command. No cojones.