Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Helen Keller PSA

Helen Keller
“The few own the many because they possess the means of livelihood of all ... The country is governed for the richest, for the corporations, the bankers, the land speculators, and for the exploiters of labor. The majority of mankind are working people. So long as their fair demands - the ownership and control of their livelihoods - are set at naught, we can have neither men's rights nor women's rights. The majority of mankind is ground down by industrial oppression in order that the small remnant may live in ease.”

Born in 1880, Helen Keller lived to see an oppressed working class transformed into a growing and prosperous middle class, particularly in the decades following the advent of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal programs.

Keller did not live to see the tragedy wrought by the introduction of supply-side, trickle-down economics by President Ronald Reagan. Our country is once again "governed for the richest, for the corporations, the bankers." The middle class and the American Dream are under threat. The defining economic issue of our time is reestablishing the equal sharing of income growth across all income levels that characterized the decades between Roosevelt and Reagan.

[For more on Helen Keller see: Helen Keller vs Rick Santorum]

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3 comments:

  1. can you tell us why Helen Keller took this picture or where??? GIve Us Some Detail please!!

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    1. The only additional information I have on this particular portrait is that it was taken in 1904 when Helen Keller was about 24, the same year that Keller graduated from Radcliffe, becoming the first deaf blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

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