quote unquote: Mario Savio (1942-1996) on the obligation to resist illegitimate authority

“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 the machine will be prevented from working at all.” – Mario Savio, 1964

Mario Savio (Wikipedia)
Freedom's Orator: Mario Savio and the Radical Legacy of the 1960s by Robert Cohen (Oxford University Press, 2009).

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