Lesson of History

Wall Street owns the country. It is no longer a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, but a government of Wall Street, by Wall Street, and for Wall Street. The great common people of this country are slaves, and monopoly is the master … Money rules … Our laws are the output of a system which clothes rascals in robes and honesty in rags. The parties lie to us and the political speakers mislead us…

We want money, land and transportation. We want the abolition of the National Banks, and we want the power to make loans direct from the government. We want the foreclosure system wiped out.

MARY ELLEN LEASE, American populist leader, c. 1890

 

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One response to “Lesson of History

  1. Yeah, ok, you got me. I was expecting the quote to be recent.

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