Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front
by Wendell Berry
Love the quick profit, the annual raise,
And you will have a window in your head.
When they want you to buy something
Denounce the government and embrace
Ask the questions that have no answers.
Say that the leaves are harvested
Listen to carrion — put your ear
Ask yourself: Will this satisfy
Go with your love to the fields.
As soon as the generals and the politicos
Be like the fox
“Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front” from The Country of Marriage, copyright ® 1973 by Wendell Berry, reprinted by permission of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.
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posted on August 19, 2012