Saturday Food for Thought: Quotes on a Pandemic

portland, oregon, april 2020


Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force. ~ George Bernard Shaw


Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate. ~ Bertrand Russell


Capitalism is against the things that we say we believe in – democracy, freedom of choice, fairness. It’s not about any of those things now. It’s about protecting the wealthy and legalizing greed.

~ Michael Moore


I love the way capitalism finds a place – even for its enemies.

~ Banksy


We must recognize that we can’t solve our problem now until there is a radical redistribution of economic and political power… this means a revolution of values and other things. We must see now that the evils of racism, economic exploitation and militarism are all tied together… you can’t really get rid of one without getting rid of the others… the whole structure of American life must be changed. America is a hypocritical nation and [we] must put [our] own house in order.

~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

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