USM Professor Jason Read Quote: On Parasites and The 1%


According to the USM The Free Press:

An image and quote has quickly taken hold in certain circles on the internet taking it's "author" by surprise,

You can read more about it and see the image on The Free Press site: 

The image in question:  A photo of University of Southern Maine professor Jason Read with his quote super-imposed over it:

“People who dismiss the unemployed and dependent as ‘parasites’ fail to understand economics and parasitism. A successful parasite is one that is not recognized by its host, one that can make its host work for it without appearing as a burden. Such is the ruling class in a capitalist society.”

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The Free Press went on to say:

"Read said he posted the status update on Dec. 29 as something he found “mildly amusing” and that he wouldn’t typically use that kind of discourse for his lectures. By Jan. 8, a friend of Read lifted the quote and superimposed it onto a photo of him, posting it to his own profile and the Occupy Maine Facebook page."


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