Tuesday Teaser - Freedom?

I Should Be Reading - Miz B - hosts this weekly event.

  • Grab your current read
  • Let the book fall open to a random page
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given! And: NO SPOILERS!
I'm cheating a little with this one - it's more than 2 sentences and it's farther down the page than lines 7-12, and I hand picked it. But when I read this last night, I thought -- how appropriate! And it was written almost 70 years ago.

From The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers:
And look what has happened to our freedom. The men who fought the American Revolution...fought so that this could be a country where every man would be free and equal. Huh! And that meant every man was equal in the sight of Nature - with an equal chance. This didn't mean that twenty per cent of the people were free to rob the other eighty per cent of the means to live. This didn't mean for one rich man to sweat the piss out of ten thousand poor men so that he can get richer. This didn't mean the tyrants were free to get this country in such a fix that millions of people are ready to do anything - cheat, lie, or whack off their right arm - just to work for three squares and a flop. They have made the word freedom a blasphemy. You hear me? They have made the word freedom stink like a skunk to all who know. (p.158)