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Forum Post: I am the people, the mob By: Carl Sandburg

Posted 6 years ago on Jan. 25, 2012, 2:54 a.m. EST by TheDoctor (6)
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I am the people, the mob, the crowd, the mass

Do you know that all the great work of the world is done through me?

I am the working man, the inventor, the maker of the world's food and clothes I am the audience that witnesses history. The Napoleons come from me and the Lincolns. They die. And then I send forth more Napoleons and Lincolns.

I am the seed ground. I am a prairie that will stand for much plowing. Terrible storms pass over me. I forget. The best of me is sucked out and wasted. I forget. Everything but Death comes to me and makes me work and give up what I have. And I forget.

Sometimes I growl, shake myself and spatter a few red drops for history to remember. Then-I forget.

When I, the people, learn to remember, when I, the people, use the lessons of yesterday and no longer forget who robbed me last year, who played me for a fool-then there will be no speaker in all the world say the name: "The People," with any fleck of a sneer in his voice or any far-off smile of derision.

The mob-the crowd-the mass-will arive then.



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[-] 1 points by FawkesNews (1290) 6 years ago

I am you. You are we. We are all together.

[-] 1 points by occupypuppies (71) 6 years ago


[-] 1 points by Nordic (390) 6 years ago

Love it. Sandburg is one of my favorite all time writers.

Dude's probably rolling in his grave these days.