Forty years ago, Wendell Berry published a poem titled Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front. I admired it then, and have come to admire it more every time I read it. It spoke to the times, it speaks to this time, it will speak, alas, to times yet to come.
Lacking permission — and oddly, for a blogger, respectful of copyright — I include only a few lines. They ring more telling, more poignant, today than they did those forty years ago.
every day do something
that won’t compute.
Denounce the government and embrace
As soon as the generals and the politicos
can predict the motions of your mind,
Please, read the whole poem.