Saturday, February 22, 2014

(of it)

Your Honor, years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.

--Eugene Debs, to the judge who sent him to prison in 1918 as a result of the Espionage Act.

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