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Eighteen Million, Out in the Road

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"Okie (Homeless) use'ta mean you was from Oklahoma (didn't have a home). Now it means you're a dirty son-of-a-b*tch. Okie (Homeless) means you're scum. Don't mean nothing itself, it's the way they say it." The Grapes of Wrath

"And the great owners, who must lose their land in an upheaval, the great owners with access to history, with eyes to read history and to know the great fact: when property accumulates in too few hands it is taken away. And that companion fact: when a majority of the people are hungry and cold they will take by force what they need. And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed. The great owners ignored the three cries of history. The land fell into fewer hands, the number of dispossessed increased, and every effort of the great owners was directed at repression." The Grapes of Wrath

"I know this " a man got to do what he got to do." The Grapes of Wrath

I'll continue to write what I write and I'll continue to be turned down by so-called liberal websites, but that don't make no never mind to me. I write for me and for you, for the eighteen million this year and the eleven million last year and the ten million the year before that. To tell the truth as I see it, 'cause when you ain't got nothing you ain't got nothing to lose.

"It don't take no nerve to do somepin when there ain't nothin' else you can do." Tom Joad--The Grapes of Wrath

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