Being Takers means being prisoners of a civilizational system that “that more or less compels [us] to go on destroying the world in order to live.” Prisoners are, by definition, people who have no choice about how they will live. People don’t like having no choice about how they will live. Very often, it drives them nuts. If the kids at Columbine had had another way to go five years ago, they would have been gone long before their only reason for living became venting their rage against the system that made them prisoners.

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posted: 13 Aug 2000
updated: 13 Aug 2000