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The Three Evils of Society - Delivered at the National Conference on New Politics August 31, 1967,  Chicago, Ill


"Socialism for the Rich and Capitalism for the Poor"


"But our moral lag must be redeemed; when scientific power outruns moral power, we end up with guided missiles and misguided men. When we foolishly maximize the minimum and minimize the maximum we sign the warrant for our own day of doom." 


'Again we have diluted ourselves into believing the myth that Capitalism grew and prospered out of the protestant ethic of hard word and sacrifice, the fact is that Capitalism was build on the exploitation and suffering of black slaves and continues to thrive on the exploitation of the poor both black and white, both here and abroad. If Negroes and poor whites do not participate in the free flow of wealth within our economy, they will forever be poor,giving their energies, their talents and their limited funds to the consumer market but reaping few benefits and services in return."





POVERTY – materialism, unemployment, homelessness, hunger, malnutrition, illiteracy, infant mortality, slums… "There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that we now have the resources to get rid of it. The time has come for an all-out world war against poverty … The well off and the secure have too often become indifferent and oblivious to the poverty and deprivation in their midst. Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation. No individual or nation can be great if it does not have a concern for "the least of these."


RACISM – prejudice, apartheid, anti-Semitism, sexism, colonialism, homophobia, ageism, discrimination against differently abled, stereotypes… "Racism is a philosophy based on a contempt for life. It is the arrogant assertion that one race is the center of value and object of devotion, before which other races must kneel in submission. It is the absurd dogma that one race is responsible for all the progress of history and alone can assure the progress of the future. Racism is total estrangement. It separates not only bodies, but minds and spirits. Inevitably it descends to inflicting spiritual and physical homicide upon the out-group."


WAR – militarism, imperialism, domestic violence, rape, terrorism, media violence, drugs, child abuse…  "A true revolution of values will lay hands on the world order and say of war- 'This way of settling differences is not just.' This way of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation's homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into the veins of peoples normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love. A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."



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You look at these guys that fought in the war and their bodies are all torn up, their minds gone and the people that sent them there are living the lives of luxury with millions in their bank accounts, enjoying new babies in their families; some thinking about running for president of this country


Some of the guys are homeless, alcoholics, drug addicts, can't get their proper benefits and the folks that lost their lives; no one KNOWS THEIR NAMES, except their family members, who'll mourn their loss until THEY DIE.


This says NOTHING about the people who felt the WRATH of this war and all wars.  The 'ENEMIES' that no one ever gets to know personally to see that they're just like you but are blown to smithereens; all ages; GONE; due to HATRED, OIL, MONEY.


This shit is all about more money, more money, more money for some wrinkled assholes that can never get enough and who never fuckin' die.  Kill you, maim you, while they live the Life of Riley.  Something wrong with that murderous picture since man has been on this EARTH. Earth's going to tell every to get FUCKED eventually.  Mother's tired too.

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