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    You’ve watched me all your life,
    I’ve clothed your wife,
    put your two sons through college.
    What good has it done?
    Sun keeps rising every morning.
    Ray Durem (1915–1963)

    See, I’m so light, it don’t seem right
    to go to the colored rest room;
    my daughter’s brown, and folks frown on that in Texas,
    I just don’t know how to go to the bathroom in the free world!
    —Ray Durem (1915–1963)

    How false is the conception, how frantic the pursuit, of that treacherous phantom which men call Liberty: most treacherous, indeed, of all phantoms; for the feeblest ray of reason might surely show us, that not only its attainment, but its being, was impossible. There is no such thing in the universe. There can never be. The stars have it not; the earth has it not; the sea has it not; and we men have the mockery and semblance of it only for our heaviest punishment.
    John Ruskin (1819–1900)