Thomas Paine's version of "you didn't build that":
"Separate an individual from society,and give him an island or a continent to possess,and he cannot acquire personal property. He cannot be rich. So inseparably are the means connected with the end,in all cases,that where the former do not exist the latter cannot be obtained. All accumulation, therefore,of personal property,beyond what a man's own hands produce, is derived to him by living in society; and he owes on every principle of justice,of gratitude,and of civilization,a part of that accumulation back again to society from whence the whole came"
Submitted by Leah
THA: MI is a regional chapter of The Humanitarian Alliance (THA). We are dedicated to fighting psychological, social and ecological oppression throughout Michigan.
The Humanitarian Alliance (THA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to confronting exploitation and oppression—be it psychological, social or ecological—anywhere it occurs.
While founded by psychologists, we are a true populist organization that welcomes all like-minded people, from all professions and walks of life: artists, activists, teachers, counselors, community organizers, social workers, marriage-family therapists, factory, service & relief workers, veterans, first responders, home makers, attorneys, farmers, philosophers, researchers, medical care professionals, journalists, politicians, students, academic & street scholars—all interested parties. We are welcoming to all people who share our values, regardless of their education, training, employment status or geographic location.