[A-List] Fwd: [R-G] quote of the week (Bertolt Brecht)
Suzanne de Kuyper
suzannedk at gmail.com
Sun May 13 01:12:04 MDT 2012
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Suzanne de Kuyper <suzannedk at gmail.com>
Date: Sun, May 13, 2012 at 9:11 AM
Subject: Re: [R-G] quote of the week (Bertolt Brecht)
To: "Radical anti-capitalist environmental discussion." <
rad-green at greenhouse.economics.utah.edu>
Well, we learn by doing. Brick walls bruise and bloody, but teach though
dumb themselves. What is that Quote? Suzanne
On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 3:57 AM, Mark E. Smith <mymark at gmail.com> wrote:
> That Brecht quote may have been apt in some other time and place, but only
> a political illiterate would interpret it as applicable to the USA today.
> Only a political illiterate might think that voting in elections where,
> even if the votes are counted and no matter how people vote, only "corrupt
> officials, the lackeys of exploitative multinational corporations," can be
> elected, is taking part in political life.
> Only a political illiterate might think that delegating the power of the
> people to a capitalist imperialist government could in any way alleviate
> economic and human injustice or isn't the cause of such injustice.
> Voting in the US is not participating in politics. At best it is expressing
> a nonbinding preference for those you would wish to participate in politics
> on your behalf.
> If we could vote on the price of food, shelter, and health care, as would
> be the case in a direct democracy, voting would be participating in
> politics. Voting to delegate such decisions to corrupt corporate lackeys is
> not participating in politics, and is something that only apathetic
> political illiterates would do.
> On Sat, May 12, 2012 at 5:31 PM, Richard Menec <bookfind at mymts.net> wrote:
> > http://booksinternationale.**info/pipermail/freshink/2012-**
> > May/023010.html<
> > ______________________________**_________________
> > Rad-Green mailing list
> > Rad-Green at greenhouse.**economics.utah.edu<
> Rad-Green at greenhouse.economics.utah.edu>
> > To change your options or unsubscribe go to:
> > http://greenhouse.economics.**utah.edu/mailman/listinfo/rad-**green<
> Rad-Green mailing list
> Rad-Green at greenhouse.economics.utah.edu
> To change your options or unsubscribe go to:
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 3957 bytes
Desc: not available
More information about the A-List