7 October 2014

Quote(s) of the day, yay!

'OUR STRUGGLE FOR THE WAGE OPENS FOR THE WAGED AND THE UNWAGED ALIKE THE QUESTION OF THE REAL LENGTH OF THE WORKING DAY.
UP TO NOW THE WORKING CLASS, MALE AND FEMALE, HAD ITS WORKING DAY DEFINED BY CAPITAL - FROM PUNCHING IN TO PUNCHING OUT.
THAT DEFINED THE TIME WE BELONGED TO CAPITAL AND THE TIME WE BELONGED TO OURSELVES.
BUT WE HAVE NEVER BELONGED TO OURSELVES, WE HAVE ALWAYS BELONGED TO CAPITAL EVERY MOMENT OF OUR LIVES AND IT IS TIME THAT WE MAKE CAPITAL PAY FOR EVERY MOMENT OF IT.
IN CLASS TERMS THIS IS TO DEMAND A WAGE FOR EVERY MOMENT WE LIVE AT THE SERVICE OF CAPITAL.'

-- Silvia Federici & Nicole Cox, 'Counterplanning from the kitchen' (1975), in Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle, PM Press 2012



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'IN ANY SOCIETY BASED ON CLASS, HUMILIATION IS A POLITICAL REALITY.
HUMILIATION IS ONE METHOD BY WHICH POLITICAL POWER IS TRANSFORMED INTO SOCIAL OR PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS.
THE PERSONAL INTERIORIZATION OF THE PRACTICE OF HUMILIATION IS CALLED "HUMILITY".'

-- Kathy Acker, Dead Doll Humility, Postmodern Culture, vol. 1, no. 1 (September 1990)




Thanks to Amelia Groom for the Acker link.

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