"A person of good intelligence and sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality - and it’s not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing - it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street" ~ George Carlin
This man was a pure genius.
The comic works just as well if you ignore the class labels - the white man rides straight to the top, the white woman can MAYBE make it if she climbs the treacherous rope, and the POC is going to have to learn to fly.
Blinky “It’s Gonna Be Always” (1969, Unreleased. From Cellarful of Motown Volume 4, 2010)
By the late 1960s, Motown had all but ignored the vast well of female singing talent it had amassed in its first decade of life. In the dust of Diana Ross preparing to leave The Supremes, and Gladys Knight being more persistent than the strongest roach, were dozens of singers looking for a little time in the Sun.
One of the most criminally neglected was Sondra “Blinky” Williams, a be-fro’d bottle of brio of the Candy Stanton variety that only had a handful of singles solo and with Edwin Starr to her name. Here we have what would have been an obvious hit single for her had she not been completely lost in the shuffle.
“Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.”