Wednesday, November 09, 2005

"Most pious and even many working people think, 'Rich and poor have to be.' They ignore the fact that it is impossible to amass any kind of fortune without cheating, without depriving and hurting others and destroying their lives. They fail to realize that, concentrated in a few hands, big business can steer hundreds of thousands toward certain ruin through unemployment. Why do these facts remain hidden from us? Only because we ourselves are also under the rule of the god who blinds us, which is mammon."

-- Eberhard Arnold, 1923, Germany

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