When Adam delved and Eve span, Who was then the gentleman? From the beginning all men by nature were created alike, and our bondage or servitude came in by the unjust oppression of naughty men. For if God would have had any bondmen from the beginning, he would have appointed who should be bond, and who free. And therefore I exhort you to consider that now the time is come, appointed to us by God, in which ye may (if ye will) cast off the yoke of bondage, and recover liberty.
—John Ball, republican and feminist (1381)
Posts Tagged ‘jubilee’
Massive unemployment. The economy's going down the drain. Scares about nuclear weapons. Attacks on women's rights. Sectarian violence in the news. Oh and, whoop-te-bloody-do, it's a Jubilee year. 1977 or 2012? Take your pick.
And this is all I intend to say about the whole damned royalistical farce.