Counter-Friction

by zunguzungu

“Civil disobedience will not be tolerated.” —Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.

“Oh, dude. I don’t think this works how you think this works.” —@thegirlone

“All machines have their friction; and possibly this does enough good to counter-balance the evil. At any rate, it is a great evil to make a stir about it. But when the friction comes to have its machine, and oppression and robbery are organized, I say, let us not have such a machine any longer…If the injustice is part of the necessary friction of the machine of government, let it go, let it go: perchance it will wear smooth–certainly the machine will wear out. If the injustice has a spring, or a pulley, or a rope, or a crank, exclusively for itself, then perhaps you may consider whether the remedy will not be worse than the evil; but if it is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then I say, break the law. Let your life be a counter-friction to stop the machine. ” —Henry David Thoreau

Occupation continues:

Oakland’s tent city waking up this morning:

coffee and food