“Unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all”

Those words were spoken by Mario Savio in a speech that helped start the protest movement of the Sixties.  Compiled with video from the protest in Tiananmen Square, this video inspires those of us who believe in individual liberty.

There’s 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 the levers, upon all the apparatus — and you’ve got to make it stop! And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it — that unless you’re free the machine will be prevented from working at all! – Marco Savio

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