A Prescient Warning that Was Ignored
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"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."
- John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath, Chapter 19
Cathie Black made a joke that proved she understands she’s had a rough start.