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Monday, 14 December 2015

A bold mouse



Modern men and women who live in industrial cities are like mice that have come out of the fields to live in houses that do not belong to them.

Now and then a bold mouse stands upon his hind legs and addresses the others. He declares he will force his way through the walls and conquer the gods who have built the house. "I will kill them," he declares. "The mice shall rule. You shall live in the light and the warmth. There shall be food for all and no one shall go hungry."

Sherwood Anderson – Poor White (1920)

5 comments:

Sam Vega said...

That's a fantastic picture of Corbyn. You have a talent for finding those pictures that reveal something that politicians' minders would prefer to suppress.

Demetrius said...

Miaow.

A K Haart said...

Sam - yet I'd probably find it hard to dislike the guy if I met him.

Demetrius - a trap is quicker and kinder though.

Michael said...

That's an interesting point, Mr H.

I cannot find anything - other than his mad politics - to make me personally dislike the chap! He's mad with his ideals, but he's down to earth, and does what he feels he should do as a human being, strange though it may seem!

His hangers-on don't have the same appeal though...

A K Haart said...

Michael - quite a few people seem to be like that. Pleasant people but bonkers when it comes to politics.