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The whole shithouse is gunna go up in flames.

19 Jul

It started at Jim Morrison;
lead to Jack Kerouac;
lead to On the Road;
lead to Hunter S Thompson;
lead to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas;
lead to Gonzo;
lead to Jimmy Carter;
lead to Law Day address;
lead to this:

“The other source of my understanding about what’s right and wrong in this society is from a friend of mine, a poet named Bob Dylan. I grew up a landowners son. But I don’t think I ever realised the proper interrelationship between the landowner and those who worked on a farm until I heard Dylan’s record, ‘I ain’t gonna work on Maggie’s farm no more.”
“In general, the powerful and the influential in our society shape the laws and have a great influence on the legislature or the Congress This creates a reluctance to chance because the powerful and influential have carved out for themselves or have inherited a privileged position in society, of wealth or social prominence or higher education or opportunity for the future.”

“Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr., who was perhaps despised by many in this room because he shook up our social structure that benefited us, and demanded simply that black citizens be treated the same as white citizens, wasn’t greeted with approbation and accolades by the Georgia Bar Association or the Alabama Bar Association. He was greeting with horror. Still, once that change was made, a very simple but difficult change, no one in his right mind would want to go back to circumstances prior to that juncture in the development of our nation’s society.”