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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:10 PM

41. Oh, maybe

• The Declaration of Independence

• The Constitution

• About any speech by Teddy Roosevelt about fighting inequality, such as:

We stand for a living wage. Wages are subnormal if they fail to provide a living for those who devote their time and energy to industrial occupations. The monetary equivalent of a living wage varies according to local conditions, but must include enough to secure the elements of a normal standard of living--a standard high enough to make morality possible, to provide for education and recreation, to care for immature members of the family, to maintain the family during periods of sickness, and to permit of reasonable saving for old age.


(Find this here: http://www.ssa.gov/history/trspeech.html)

Or, do you mean fiction?

Maybe Paddy Chayefsky's 1976 masterpiece about today's Corporazi led anti-democracy revolution, Network, where we find this warning:

Arthur Jenson to Howard Beale:
"You think you've merely stopped a business deal. That is not the case! The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now they must put it back! It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity! It is ecological balance! You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reich-marks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic and subatomic and galactic structure of things today!"


I'm suggesting maybe there are a few contenders... .

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