|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from In the South Seas by Robert Louis Stevenson:
lands of the clan, and stands to the clansman in the place of
parent, exacting their service, answerable for their fines. There
is but the one source of power and the one ground of dignity -
rank. The king married a chief-woman; she became his menial, and
must work with her hands on Messrs. Wightman's pier. The king
divorced her; she regained at once her former state and power. She
married the Hawaiian sailor, and behold the man is her flunkey and
can be shown the door at pleasure. Nay, and such low-born lords
are even corrected physically, and, like grown but dutiful
children, must endure the discipline.
We were intimate in one such household, that of Nei Takauti and Nan
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Pivot of Civilization by Margaret Sanger:
its relation to labor organization and unemployment. It is true that
elsewhere  he goes so far as to admit that ``even Malthus recognized
over-population as a necessity of modern industry, though, after his
narrow fashion, he explains it by the absolute over-growth of the
laboring population, not by their becoming relatively supernumerary.''
A few pages later, however, Marx comes back again to the question of
over-population, failing to realize that it is to the capitalists'
advantage that the working classes are unceasingly prolific. ``The
folly is now patent,'' writes the unsuspecting Marx, ``of the economic
wisdom that preaches to the laborers the accommodation of their
numbers to the requirements of capital. The mechanism of capitalist
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac:
little barmaid's caps and her whimpering, which must turn her favors
"In point of fact," said Crevel, "two hundred thousand francs is a
round sum of money."
"They have fine appetites, have the goody sort! By the poker! they
sell their sermons dearer than we sell the rarest and realest thing on
earth--pleasure.--And they can spin a yarn! There, I know them. I have
seen plenty in my mother's house. They think everything is allowable
for the Church and for--Really, my dear love, you ought to be ashamed
of yourself--for you are not so open-handed! You have not given me two
hundred thousand francs all told!"