Monday, January 18, 2010

Fellowship of the bling

"Increasingly, by choice or by accident, this is the role our nation has taken -- the role of those who make peaceful revolution impossible by refusing to give up the privileges and the pleasures that come from the immense profits of overseas investments. I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered."

-- MLK


BroadSnark said...

Think there is any chance of a person oriented society before we all reach abject poverty?

d.mantis said...

No, it goes like this:
1) fall of empire
2) abject poverty
3) Mad Max
Then if we're lucky a person oriented society.

BroadSnark said...

Good thing I've been kickboxing. I need to be ready for the thunderdome.