The Art of Socialism #5


Appeal to Reason subscription renewal receipt (1907)

2 comments:

Vanwall said...

I've been on holiday for week, and there's a disturbing parallel to this picture - the waitstaff, store clerks, and hotel cleaning workers have almost all been minorities, an obvious case of an un-spoken underclass. I tip well, but does that salve my conscience more than help?

Tom Sutpen said...

I've thought the same thing when I've been in comparable situations . . . and I've yet to get handle on a fully satisfying answer. I can say we're all victims of the same system, and I can say to myself I'd change it if I were in a position to do so, and I'm certain I would; but what does that mean, ultimately.

Depressing.