Sunday, September 11, 2022

the care for one another...................

Come all ye conservatives and liberals

who want to conserve the good things and be free,

come away from the merchants of big answers,

whose hands are metalled with power;

from the union of anywhere and everywhere

by the purchase of everything from everybody at the lowest price

and the sale of anything to anybody at the highest price;

from the union of work and debt, work and despair;

from the wage-slavery of the helplessly well-employed.

From the union of self-gratification and self-annihilation,

secede into the care for one another

and for the good gifts of Heaven and Earth.

-Wendell Berry, as excerpted from The Mad Farmer, Flying the Flag of Rough Branch, Secedes from the Union

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