Monday, June 12, 2006

Put your body upon the wheel

My critique group has been talking about Berkeley (since we all went there, how incestuous is that?) and this quote from Mario Savio, leader of the Free Speech movement, came up. I just had to reprint it here because it's so completely brilliant, and somehow apropos to remakes? Hollywood?

There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part; you can’t even passively take part, and you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop. And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all.

- Mario Savio, on the steps of Sproul Plaza
(Extemporaneous, btw)

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