Notably Quotable: “The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is…”


“The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency.”

— Aldous Huxley


“Planet Before Profit”

— Extinction Rebellion UK protest banner


“Liberal democracy organizes society around respect for the dignity, equality and freedom of all human beings. Fascism, by contrast, organizes society around the vilification of outsiders. In this administration’s rhetoric toward undocumented immigrants from Central America and religious minorities, we have been subject to classic fascist tropes for some time. “

— Jason Stanley, author of “How Fascism Works”.


“What he did to me is what he’s doing to the country. He’s taking what he wants. And nobody is stopping him. Not his party, not the Democrats. Nobody is impeaching him, nobody is doing anything. Aren’t you amazed?”

— E. Jean Carroll, ‘I accused Donald Trump of sexual assault. Now I sleep with a loaded gun’


“Even as Trump and his family bash them, some journalists will revert to a 2016 mentality of balancing lies and truth. My message to them: Don’t let Trump and his extremism drive your airwaves and molest us. Be partisans for the truth. This isn’t a show; it’s our country. We must inform and protect it.”

— Alexander Heffner, Will the Media Help Re-Elect Trump?


“Never before have US journalists been subjected to so many death threats or turned so often to private security firms for protection.”

— Reporters Without Borders


“Political freedom in the absence of economic freedom is not real freedom.”

— Sen.Bernie Sanders, Sanders brilliantly fuses old-school socialism with American liberalism, The Guardian (6/13/19)