Baudelaire rewrite with CN
As 40% of the adult population, you are a majority — in number and wisdom; therefore you are the force — which is justice. Some of you are aging activists, others are retiring shareholders; a glorious day will come when the activists shall be shareholders and the shareholders activists. Then your great potential will be revealed, and no person will protest against it. Until that supreme harmony is achieved, it is just that those who are but shareholders should aspire to become activists; for participation is no less of an enjoyment than the free time allowed by retirement.
The government of this country has been in your hands, and that is just, for you have been the force. But you must also be capable of recognizing new possibilities for social agency; for as not one of you could do without individual liberties, so not one of you has the right to do without community.
You can live three days without bread — without community, never; and those of you who can say the contrary are mistaken; they are out of their minds.
The aristocrats of spectacle, the arbiters of cultural value, the monopolists of the screen, have told you that you have no right to feel and to enjoy — this is deception.