"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
A working class hero is something to be
"Tortuous" and "torture" are not the same. Under such sloppy word usage, every person ever shot or bombed by the US military was "tortured." Death being tortuous does not equate to someone doing torture.