Saturday, November 26, 2011

OCCUPY ~





Many of us sent books to the Occupy Wall Street library and watched them being destroyed, fascist style, by the New York City police when they moved into break up camp (Zurcotti Park) with orders from the mayor. Those that don't care that much, if at all, for books, chucked them into the trash. Books have always been a direct threat to some (a pity: there is a book for every one) or a gift from the gods. It's tragic how a book can be treated in angry hands. Please read more:


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/nov/23/occupy-wall-street-peoples-library





To read well, that is, to read true books in a true spirit, is a noble exercise, and one that will task the reader more than any exercise which the customs of the day esteem. It requires a training such as the athletes underwent, the steady intention almost of the whole life to this object. Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU




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