Taken Out Of Context


“I appreciate that, you know, other people have to live, but I don’t see that they need to impinge on those around them. I mean, fine, survive if you must, but don’t bring the rest of us down with you. I enjoy my CDs and DVDs and PVC and PCBs and 9-5. No way in hell I’m going to give that up just so someone else can survive.”

(actual quote:

“I don’t think the burden is on us,” says Jennifer again. “Taxing the rich to help the poor–we’d be getting nothing out of it. I don’t understand how it would make a better educational experience for me.”

from Jonathan Kozol’s Savage Inequalities)