David (dissembly) wrote,

Awesome quote of the week.


“There comes a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part, you can’t even passively take part, and you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop. And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, the people who own it, that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all.”

- Mario Savio, spokesmen of the Free Speech Movement at the University of California, advocating civil disobedience in 1964.

Eerily similar to a speech made at one stage by the character 'Tyrol' in the recent Battlestar Galactica series. I had no idea the writers were deliberately quoting someone real. That makes me happy.
Tags: battlestar galactica, fandom, politics
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