Writers speak out

Posted: 11/24/2014 in Screwed

“We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art—the art of words.” — Ursula K. Le Guin

I’ve been a huge fan of Science Fiction Author Ursula K. Le Guin since reading “The Word for World is Forest” back in 1972.  Something in the story resonated inside my heart and led me to reading “Diet for a Small Planet” which altered my lifestyle considerably.  I guess what I’m saying is that words have power, especially words from masters of the art like Le Guin.  Which is why the speech she gave as she accepted the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the 65th annual National Book Awards ceremony was so important.  As a master writer speaking to other writers, she set the tone for something that may spread across the world: capitalism is not ALL good — neither is it ALL powerful.

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