What do we want? UTOPIA When do we want it? NOW

We want a more conscious life. We’re tired of drudging and sleeping and dying. We’re tired of seeing just a few people able to be individualists. We’re tired of always deferring hope till the next generation. We’re tired of hearing the politicians and priests and cautious reformers (and the husbands!) coax us, “Be calm! Be patient! Wait! We have the plans for a Utopia already made; just give us a bit more time and we’ll produce it; trust us; we’re wiser than you.” For ten thousand years they’ve said that. We want our Utopia NOW–and we’re going to try our hands at it. All we want is–everything for all of us! For every housewife and every longshoreman and every Hindu nationalist and every teacher. We want everything.

— Sinclair Lewis, born this day in 1885
(from Main Street, 1920)
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