‘This business of petty inconvenience, of being kept waiting about, of having to do everything at other people’s convenience, is inherent in working-class life. A thousand influences constantly press a working man down into a PASSIVE role. He does not act, he is acted on. He feels himself the slave of mysterious authority and has a firm conviction that “they” will never allow him to do this, or that or the other.’
George Orwell – The Road to Wigan Pier 1936
Does current folk wisdom say that the experience which most people have of their personal power, has not altered since 1936 ? Or forever ? Vote Brexit ? Vote Trump ?
JUST VOTE !
[Pix – Philip Guston, Mural Work and Play, for the Queensbridge Houses Community Center, NYCHA, 1940]