"You can be up to your boobies in white satin,
with gardenias in your hair and no sugar cane for miles,
but you can still be working on a plantation."
by:
Billie Holiday
(1915-1959) American Jazz Singer
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awesome! so true.
 -- andi, bakersfield, ca     
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    Welcome to Amerika.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    And de plantation owners live in de big house in Washington,known as the U.S. congress.
     -- jim k, austin,tx     
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    Smile...Yes...interesting analogy.
     -- The Real Me Again     
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    Once you understand the concept of "tax farmer's" you'll understand that the whole place is a plantation....
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Love it... and we are still slaves to the South
     -- RobertSRQ     
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    Sounds apocryphal. Maybe she should have gotten free of the heroin? Then she could have been her own woman.
     -- Bob, Eugene, OR     
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    Ain't that the truth.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    All in the mindset.
     -- warren, olathe     
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    She was obviously and overworked non-union blues singer.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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    Food for thought. Is Billie saying that slaves were sometimes just as free as people in other walks of life who suffered from there own brand of servitude? Is freedom a state of mind rather than of servitude?
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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