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The Art That Calls This “Progress”

Posted in politics, quotes by amoslanka on February 5, 2009

The world is babbled to pieces after
the divorce of things from their names.
Ceaseless preparation for war
is not peace. Health is not procured 
by sale of medication, or purity
by the addition of poison. Science
at the bidding of the corporations 
is knowledge reduced to merchandise;
it is a whoredom of the mind,
and so is the art that calls this “progress.”
So is the cowardice that calls it “inevitable.”

»» Wendell Berry, Given

Mr. Berry oft serves my conscience with clarity.

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  1. Brittany said, on February 5, 2009 at 8:01 am

    This made my heart swell.

  2. rach said, on February 5, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    What strong words. Phew. Must look more into this ‘Wendell Berry’…

    Powerful.

    Gracias.


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