It is better to be an outcast, a stranger in one’s own country, than an outcast from one’s self. It is better to see what is about to befall us and to resist than to retreat into the fantasies embraced by a nation of the blind.
Chris Hedges

Friday, October 12, 2007

In Who's Interest

I had a professor in Uni called Solly Patel. He was brilliant; a South African of India descent who moved to Canada. At the end of every class, and often throughout our classes Solly used to say softly, "In who's interest?" This has stuck with me. I often find myself assessing this or that and asking, "Who benefits?"
The answer usually suffices.

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