Tuesday 13 August 2013

Steinbeck on migrant workers 1930's USA

"Men of property were terrified for their property. Men who had never been hungry saw the eyes of the hungry. 

Men who had never wanted anything very much saw the flare of want in the eyes of the migrants. 

And the men of the towns and of the soft suburban country gathered to defend themselves; and they reassured themselves that they were good and the invaders bad, as a man must do before he fights. 

John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath 

Tom Joad

"I'll be ever'where–wherever you look. Wherever they's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there. Wherever they's a cop beatin' up a guy, I'll be there..An' when our folks eat the stuff they raise an' live in the houses the build–why I'll be there.” 



John Steinbeck The Grapes  


Salinas California SEIU office and we can do it mural