Are the executives of oil steel aluminum plastic military industrial capitalism To be looked up to as Great Men and Women to be held as fitting examples of enlightened human beings? Or are they miserable failures of greed who betray the Earth and the promise of America? Is who invented napalm to be honored? Is who invented nerve gas to be honored? Slavery did not end. Almost everyone enslaved to earthdeath accomplice jobs. A new Emancipation Proclamation is needed. Liberation from an eight-hour day five-day workweek to a five-hour day one-day workweek getting paid the same amount. Or how about a twelve-hour day seven-day playweek? Or maybe keep only the least harmful factories and everyone has to factory once for a year, the rest of their life free to learn and create, travel to wilds and other lands, like Huxley’s Island? We think working eight hours a day a great advance over the time when workers, even children, worked fourteen hours a day for lousy wages and conditions. It is better, but eight hours a day is still too long! Our lives should be free, a continual vacation. Anyone who had to work all their life and had a two-week vacation every year has been robbed. Anyone who had to work six months a year and had a six-month vacation has been robbed. Anyone who had to work one day a year and had a 364-day vacation has been robbed. Only Total Vacation will do. Expand Wilderness, Reduce Population, Reduce Production! Anyone who says it can’t be done is performing what I call “The Ghost Dance in Reverse.” We can shape the Image of Man we desire! We can shape the Image of Boy we desire! We can shape the Image of Girls and Women and America and World Peace and Wilderness VisionQuest Enlightenment we desire! A twelve-hour day six-day workweek becomes a ten-hour day six-day workweek becomes an eight-hour day five-day workweek becomes a six-hour day four-day workweek becomes a four-hour day two-day workweek becomes a one-hour day one-day workweek becomes a zero-hour day zero-day workweek! People should be paid not to work! People should be paid to play! People should lie in hammocks and sip lemonade all day! Most people are too busy working or resting from work to work on their own mindgrowth poet-ential. “But,” my mother asks, “what about workers who like their jobs — happy they receive so much money to buy all the amazing things factories make not to mention the benefits they get for medical protection and old age?” It’s not religion that’s the opiate of the people, but work, Work is the opiate of the people. O Workers of the World, stop working! Think of the whales, more intelligent than Einstein or Bach, who never have to work a fucking second of their incredible life!