Laura Bruno – Wendell Berry Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front – 21 February 2015


Thanks, Ann! I do love Wendell Berry’s poetry, spirit and commitment to our planet. Long live The Mad Farmer Liberation Front!

Originally posted on Exopermaculture:

As soon as the generals and the politicos
can predict the motions of your mind,
lose it. Leave it as a sign
to mark the false trail, the way
you didn’t go.

Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front
composed in 1973

Love the quick profit, the annual raise,
vacation with pay. Want more
of everything ready-made. Be afraid
to know your neighbors and to die.

And you will have a window in your head.
Not even your future will be a mystery
any more. Your mind will be punched in a card
and shut away in a little drawer.

When they want you to buy something
they will call you. When they want you
to die for profit they will let you know.
So, friends, every day do something
that won’t compute. Love the Lord.
Love the world. Work for nothing.
Take all that you have and be poor.

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