the who and whom of liberty taking

Mute article on liberty & law

"We are the men and women reading books, searching

In the pages of history for the lost world, the key

To the mystery of living peace, imperishable joy;

We are the factory hands the field hands mill hands everywhere

Moulding creating building structures, forging ahead....

We are the living dream of dead men everywhere,

The unquenchable truth that class-memories create

To stagger the infamous world with prophecies

Of unlimited happiness - a deathless humanity;

We are the living and the dead men everywhere....

If you want to know what we are -


(Carlos Bulosan, 1940)

also: article 'Wishful thinkers of the Calamity Bazaar'

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