Phil Ochs Quote

“Show me the prison, Show me the jail,
Show me the prisoner whose life has gone stale.
And I'll show you a young man with so many reasons why
And there, but for fortune, go you or I.”

~ Phil Ochs

song, There But For Fortune, 1968

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

The occupying statist theocracy infesting this land's courts and executive tyrants are so corrupt, it is but for fortune that you and/or I are not looking from the inside out.

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