30 October 2011

feed the balance of the people.

I was teaching Voices of Protest this week, and like my students, I was startled by the familiarity of speeches delivered 75 years ago. 

‎"How many men ever went to a barbecue and would let one man take off the table what's intended for 9/10th of the people to eat? The only way to be able to feed the balance of the people is to make that man come back and bring back some of that grub that he ain't got no business with!" - Huey Long

This infographic is worth meditating on as well. 

1 comment:

Bunny said...

After all these years we still have the same issues that we had in the 30's! Really not surprised! The American system needs and overhaul and it needs to start at the top and with big government/corporations! Mr. Long gives some good points! Thanks for your timely post.