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The Underachiever's Manifesto

Fooling Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 3:59 PM
Now that the govt. has ruined opportunity for so many I do not begrudge the poor their checks. Honestly. We bail out GM, defense companies, banks, and poor Joe on the corner lost his auto repair job but at least TRIED to survive in a free market? No, I do not begrudge them those checks at all.
Byam: Christian lost, too, milord. God knows he's judged himself more harshly than you could judge him.

[turns to Fletcher Christian's father]

Byam: I say to his father, "He was my friend. No finer man ever lived."

[addresses the court again]
Byam: I don't try to justify his crime, his mutiny, but I condemn the tyranny that drove 'im to it. I don't speak here for myself alone or for these men you condemn. I speak in their names, in Fletcher Christian's name, for all men at sea. These men don't ask for comfort. They don't ask for safety. If they...