Strike the Spark and Change the World

A positive future is possible



by Mike Quille

I want to change the world, I want to strike the spark or kick the pebble that will start the fire or the avalanche that will change the world a little.

– Fred Voss

Fred Voss wants to help change the world through his poetry because of the dire situation of the American working class. Real wages have stagnated or declined for decades, and huge inequalities between rich and poor have developed. The top 1% of the U.S. population own 35% of the wealth, and bonuses for bankers on Wall Street are more than double the total annual pay of all Americans on the federal minimum wage.

Against a background of de-industrialisation and the loss of jobs overseas, there is mass incarceration of males, police violence on Black youth, and attacks on trade unions and on the social safety net.

The outrageous consequence of this divisive class…

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