The Perpetual Three-Dot Column
The Perpetual Three-Dot Column
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by Jesse Walker

Saturday, August 30, 2003
THE LAST WORD ON BLACKOUTS: "The final object lesson of the blackout? The predictable, virtually automatic, responses of various members of society when confronted with a crisis: soldiers fall back on their weapons; clergymen fall back on their prayers; doctors fall back on their antibiotics; bureaucrats fall back on their desks; and politicians fall back on their asses. But people fall back on one another, and in that fact must remain all the hopes -- however minimal -- for the survival of the human race."

(from H.W. Morton's essay "Black Anarchy in New York," September 1966)


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