Mar
12
2014

Two tweets and a quote about #FL13.

Tweets (Rick Wilson):

 

Quote (Robert Anton Wilson [No relation. I think.]):

Dad was the first to recover. “Imagination.” he said, his big red face crinkling in that grin that always drove the cops crazy when they were arresting him. “That’s what comes of sending good working-class boys to rich people’s colleges. Words and books get all mixed up with reality in their heads. When you were in that jail in Mississippi you imagined yourself through the walls, didn’t you? How many times an hour did you imagine yourself through the walls? I can guess. The first time I was arrested, during the GE strike of thirty-three, I walked through those walls a million times. But every time I opened my eyes, the walls and the bars were still there. What got me out finally? What got you out of Biloxi finally? Organization. If you want big words to talk to intellectuals with, that’s a fine big word, son, just as many syllables as imagination, and it has a lot more realism in it.”

It’s great to have a cause, but people with causes typically lose to people with plans.  Oh, not every time, but it’s the smart way to bet.

Moe Lane

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