The Mario Savio Speech At Sproul Hall


“There is 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!”

I’m not sure why, but I was thinking of Mario Savio’s famous speech on the steps of Sproul Hall this morning. Just seeing the excerpt printed above, really doesn’t do those words or Mario justice. I strongly encourage my dear readers to take a moment to review it:

Feel free to skip to the end because that is where the highlight is. Don’t miss it though…

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