Flimsy Sanity: Multiple Choice Quiz

Flimsy Sanity

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Monday, June 02, 2008

Multiple Choice Quiz

___________ would have rooted for Goliath to beat David.” Molly Ivins

A. "Commodity traders
B. "Corporate CEO's
C. "A town like Dallas
D. The government-sponsored drug industry
E. "Sweat-shop owners
F. "Pedophiles and molesters
G. "Karl Rove and his minions
H. "Blackwater
J. "Lobbyists


  • At 9:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What can they do
    to you? Whatever they want.
    They can set you up, they can
    bust you, they can break
    your fingers, they can
    burn your brain with electricity,
    blur you with drugs till you
    can’t walk, can’t remember, they can
    take your child, wall up
    your lover. They can do anything
    you can’t stop them
    from doing. How can you stop
    them? Alone, you can fight,
    you can refuse, you can
    take what revenge you can
    but they roll over you.

    But two people fighting
    back to back can cut through
    a mob, a snake-dancing file
    can break a cordon, an army
    can meet an army.

    Two people can keep each other
    sane, can give support, conviction,
    love, massage, hope, sex.
    Three people are a delegation,
    a committee, a wedge. With four
    you can play bridge and start
    an organization. With six
    you can rent a whole house,
    eat pie for dinner with no
    seconds, and hold a fund raising party.
    A dozen make a demonstration.
    A hundred fill a hall.
    A thousand have solidarity and your own newsletter;
    ten thousand, power and your own paper;
    a hundred thousand, your own media;
    ten million, your own country.

    It goes on one at a time,
    it starts when you care
    to act, it starts when you do
    it again after they said no,
    it starts when you say We
    and know who you mean, and each
    day you mean one more.

    From The Moon Is Always Female, by Marge Piercy
    Copyright (c) 1980 by Marge Piercy


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