February 22, 2010

Workers of the world, unite! (Fat people, women and zombies, too.)


“Workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains!”
       Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels 
The Communist Manifesto (1848)
       The usual paraphrase of the final words of the Manifesto

(NOTE: A more complete and accurate translation of the closing sentences of the Communist Manifesto is: “Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Working Men of All Countries, Unite!”)


“Fat people of the world unite! You have nothing to lose.”
       Final words of
“The Fat Liberation Manifesto”
       A manifesto for people fighting against prejudice toward fat people


“Some people think I’m saying, ‘Women of the world unite — you have nothing to lose but your men.’ It’s not true. You have nothing to lose but your vacuum cleaners.”
       Pioneering feminist
Betty Friedan
       In an interview in LIFE magazine, November 1, 1963


“Zombies of the world, unite — you have nothing to lose but your chains!”
       The Weekly World News tabloid, July 29, 2003  
       In an article about a labor strike by zombie slaves, who were demanding “higher wages and shorter hours.”

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