I never stopped to think of it before, but you know–a police–man will jest stand there an let a banker rob a farmer, or a finace man rob a workin man. But if a farmer robs a banker–you wood have a hole dern army of cops out a shooting at him. Robbery is a chapter in etiquette. You mite say that Wall St. is the St. that keeps you off Easy St. I ain’t a communist necessarily, but i been in the red all my life.
Woody Guthrie, in People’s Daily World (published in San Francisco) about 1939