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Are the executives of oil steel aluminum plastic military industrial capitalism to be looked up to as Great Men and Women to be held as fitting examples of enlightened human beings? Or are they miserable failures of greed who betray the Earth and the promise of America? Is who invented napalm to be honored? Is who invented nerve gas to be honored? Slavery did not end. Almost eneryone enslaved to earthdeath accomplish jobs.
A new Emancipation Proclamation is needed. Liberation from an 8 hour day 5 day workweek to a 5 hour day 1 day workweek getting paid the same amount. Or how about a 12 hour day 7 day playweek? Or maybe keep only the least harmful factories and everyone has to factory once during their life for a year, the rest free to learn and create art, travel to wilds and other lands, like Huxley's Island? We think working 8 hours a day a great advance over the time when workers, even children, worked 14 hours a day for lousy wages and conditions. It is better, but 8 hours a day is still too long!
Our lives should be free, a continual vacation. Anyone who had to work all their life and had a two week vacation every year has been robbed. Anyone who had to work six months a year and had a six month vacation has been robbed. Anyone who had to work one day a year and had a 364 day vacation has been robbed.
Only total vacation will do. Expand Wilderness, Reduce Population, Reduce Production! Anyone who says it can't be done is performing what I call "The Ghost Dance in Reverse."
We can shape the image of Man we desire! We can shape the image of Boy we desire! We can shape the image of Girls and Women and America and World Peace and Wilderness VisionQuest Enlightenment we desire!
A 12 hour day 6 day workweek
becomes a 10 hour day 6 day workweek
becomes a 8 hour day 5 day workweek
becomes a 6 hour day 4 day workweek
becomes a 4 hour day 2 day workweek
becomes a 1 hour day 1 day workweek
becomes a 0 hour day 0 day workweek!
People should be paid not to work!
People should be paid to play!
People should lie in hammocks and sip lemonade all day!
Most people are too busy working or resting from work to work on their mindgrowth potential. "But," my mother asks, "what about factoryworkers who like their jobs - happy they receive so much money to buy all the amazing things factories create, not to mention the benefits they get for medical protection and old age?" It's not religion that's the opium of the people, but work.
Work is the opium of the people.
O workers of the World, stop working!
Think of the whales, more intelligent than Einstein or Bach, who never have to work a fucking second of their incredible life!