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by adam at 01:40 PM on May 24, 2004

I have to go back out to the garage and get some rust repairs done, but here's a quote that I found particularly interesting (via 100monkeystyping)

I don't want to dwell on the past, but for a few moments to speak of the future. And I address my remarks particularly to you younger men and women who had perhaps not established yourself in this industry at the time of the great witch hunt. I feel that unless you remember this dark epoch and understand it, you may be doomed to replay it. Not with the same cast of characters, of course, or on the same issues. But I see a day perhaps coming in your lifetime, if not in mine, when a new crisis of belief will grip this republic; when diversity of opinion will be labeled disloyalty; and when extraordinary pressures will be put on writers in the mass media to conform to administration policy on the key issues of the time, whatever they may be. If this gloomy scenario should come to pass, I trust that you younger men and women will shelter the mavericks and dissenters in your ranks, and protect their right to work. The Guild will have the use and need of rebels if it is to survive as a union of free writers. This nation will have need of them if it is to survive as an open society.

-Michael Wilson, speech at a meeting of the Writers Guild of America (1976)

comments (4)

I like you, Adam. Where did you come from? Did I miss your intro??

by Linz at May 24, 2004 2:48 PM

Me too, great stuff. But he didn't get any into, he just appeared like this ghost cat that seems to have come with our new home. The cat just hangs around sleeping in our carport and meowing when we fail to feed him.

by anna at May 24, 2004 6:08 PM

Well, if mg would set up my author's page, everyone would know who I am. I guess I didn't rate the usual introduction!

by Adam at May 24, 2004 7:22 PM

If MG did that then I wouldn't be first anymore. D comes before N in the alphabet, I think.

by anna at May 25, 2004 7:46 AM

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