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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1613
AUTHOR: William Orville Douglas (1898–1980)
QUOTATION: This means we must subject the machine—technology—to control and cease despoiling the earth and filling people with goodies merely to make money. The search of the young today is more specific than the ancient search for the Holy Grail. The search of the youth today is for ways and means to make the machine—and the vast bureaucracy of the corporation state and of government that runs that machine—the servant of man.

That is the revolution that is coming.

That revolution—now that the people hold the residual powers of government—need not be a repetition of 1776. It could be a revolution in the nature of an explosive political regeneration. It depends on how wise the Establishment is. If, with its stockpile of arms, it resolves to suppress the dissenters, America will face, I fear, an awful ordeal.
ATTRIBUTION: Justice WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS, Points of Rebellion, pp. 96–97 (1970).
SUBJECTS: Revolution