John Steinbeck:"I Hope We May Not Be Overwhelmed One Day..."
November 12, 2009, 04:58 AM
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John Steinbeck:

"I`ve seen many migrant crop-picking people about the country: Hindus, Filipinos, Mexicans, Okies away from their states. Here in Maine a great many were French Canadians who came over the border for the harvest season. It occurs to me that, just as the Carthaginians hired mercenaries to do their fighting for them, we Americans bring in mercenaries to do our hard and humble work. I hope we may not be overwhelmed one day by peoples not too proud or too lazy or too soft to bend to the earth and pick up the things we eat."Travels with Charley | In Search Of America , 1960