Americans are an unusually patient people, yet, before too many more years have passed, there will arise an intense and widespread backlash against selfish conservatism for the simple reason, apparent now, that in all the equations conservatives propose to solve our complex problems they stubbornly reject one crucial constant--human beings.

We are not numbers. We are not projections. We are not profits. We are civilization. When we suffer needlessly, cruelly, wastefully, through base ignorance, the world shudders in despair. One day, though, America will climb out of this muddy place in which we are temporarily stuck and lead the world again on a noble journey toward truth and fairness.


Santa Monica

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