#658

When you live in a poor neighborhood, you are living in an area where you have poor schools. When you have poor schools, you have poor teachers. When you have poor teachers, you get a poor education. When you get a poor education, you can only work in a poor-paying job. And that poor-paying job enables you to live again in a poor neighborhood. So, it’s a very vicious cycle.
Malcolm X

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#655

The rich would have to eat money if the poor did not provide food.
Russian proverb

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#626

Stealing to eat ain’t criminal—stealing to be rich is.
Andrew Vachss, A Bomb Built in Hell

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#521

One day the poor will have nothing left to eat but the rich.
Anonymous

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#489

When we understand that privileged people derive material benefits from the exploitation of oppressed people, and that this means we benefit from the violence used to keep them down, we cannot sincerely condemn them for violently rebelling against the structrual violence that privileges us.
Peter Gelderloos

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#468

When the rich rob the poor its called business but when the poor fights back its called violence.
Anonymous

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#423

Remember that the media have two basic functions. One is to indoctrinate the elites, to make sure they have the right ideas and know how to serve power. In fact, typically the elites are the most indoctrinated segment of a society, because they are the ones who are exposed to the most propaganda and actually take part in the decision-making process. (…) But there’s also a mass media, whose main function is just to get rid of the rest of the population — to marginalize and eliminate them, so they don’t interfere with decision-making.
Noam Chomsky, Understanding Power

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#403

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Jesus, The Eight Beatitudes

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#402

The idea that the poor should have leisure has always been shocking to the rich.
Bertrand Russell

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#383

Such is the war that you have to sustain: a war of labour against capital; a war of liberty against authority; a war of the producer against the non-producer; a war of equality against privilege.
Pierre Joseph Proudhon

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#279

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.

Plato

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