User:Nonsenseferret

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"Alienation is the precise and correctly applied word for describing the major social problem in Britain today.... it is the cry of men who feel themselves the victims of blind economic forces beyond their control. It is the frustration of ordinary people excluded from the process of decision making. The feeling of despair and hopelessness that pervades people who feel with justification that they have no real say in shaping or determining their own destinies...
"Society and its prevailing sense of values leads to another form of alienation. It alienates some from humanity. It partially de-humanises some people, makes them insensitive, ruthless in their handling of fellow human beings, self-centred and grasping....
"The challenge we face is that of rooting out anything and everything that distorts and devalues human relations....
"Reject these attitudes. Reject the values and false morality that underlie these attitudes. A rat race is for rats. We're not rats. We're human beings. Reject the insidious pressures in society that would blunt your critical faculties to all that is happening around you, that would caution silence in the face of injustice lest you jeopardise your chances of promotion and self-advancement... The price is too high. It entails the loss of your dignity and human spirit...
"I am convinced that the great mass of our people go through life without even a glimmer of what they could have contributed to their fellow human beings. This is a personal tragedy. It is a social crime... "All that is good in man's heritage involves recognition of our common humanity, an unashamed acknowledgement that man is good by nature..." Jimmy Reid