The United States is owned by foreign corporations. Nixon opened it up for foreign trade.
And when Nixon opened up for foreign trade, the people of Europe and the common market in Spain & different places - they don't care about the United States' forests. And, in short, the United States has been sold out by people who really don't care for anything but money.
I've had all the money in the world three times, I had to give it back to keep the game going.
The game, it's a game. Money is a game.
It's only real to the people who work for it. The people that don't need to work for money, they've... it's... you know, it's a Monopoly game. It's a... it's a game of paper. It's all on paper.
"I've got a production company" & "I've got a recording company" & "I've got a mansion in Beverly Hills" & "I've got Rolls Royces & Ferraris, I've got everything money can buy". But it's all on paper.
Everything's done through the companies and through the tax loopholes, and the people who live on that level - they don't care about the average honest mule that just goes back and forwards to work. They don't care about the children that are in the streets that are thrown out of this "upper echelon of existance". And then, when all the children fall down into me on my level, I pretty much identify with them because I was a throw-away also. So it goes to the point of, "Do you really care?".
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And, "Who does care?". And if anybody cares they're considered 'Crazy'. I've been 15 years in the nut ward for trying to stop the trees from being cut down. From trying to rearrange a lifestyle of a bunch of people who don't want to change. But they're going to change, because the cold wind is blowing.
😋 Charles Milles Maddox 😋
Interview by Penny Daniels (1989)