You've found Father McKenzie. But are you really looking for Eleanor Rigby?

Monday, July 19, 2010

I wonder if you can

"... proletarians [were]... subjects of governments founded on the inequity of power, ... individuals who were inevitably exploited by and exploiters of others, because they had consented to be elements in the State-Machine...

"... The Odonian society called itself anarchistic, he [Atro] said, but they were in fact mere primitive populists whose social order functioned without apparent government because there were so few of them and because they had no neighbor states. When their property was threatened by an aggressive rival, they would either wake up to reality or be wiped out...."
- Ursula Le Guin in 1974 (The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia, pp 109, 203).
"... But we cannot have free and open dissemination of information and literature unless the use of written material continues to be controlled by those who write it or own legitimate right in it. We urge our government and our courts to allow no corporation to circumvent copyright law or dictate the terms of that control."
- Ursula Le Guin in 2010 (Petition Concerning the Google Book Settlement).

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