Notably Quotable: “‘The middle’ is a fairytale for Democrats who want to believe …”

“‘The middle’ is a fairytale for Democrats who want to believe it can save us from Trump, and a lie conservatives need to stop us from fighting for what’s best for Americans. But we don’t have time for fantasies, and the stakes are too high to let Republicans tell us what to talk about and what to fight for.”

— Jessica Valenti, No Country for Old Moderates


“A new generation will have to adapt the old playbook to new challenges. Industrial capitalism’s basic structure is changing. As Shoshona Zuboff has argued in The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, the rise of surveillance technology and behavioral targeting risks an economic revolution that turns consumers into commodities and a political revolution that could morph democracy into digital authoritarianism.”

— Ganesh Sitaraman, To rescue democracy, we must revive the reforms of the Progressive Era


“The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves.”

— Dr Henry Kissinger, US elder statesman, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and unindicted perpetrator of crimes against humanity, justifying the CIA coup that installed the brutal Pinochet regime.


“The public is now aware the elites are taking them to their death, because that is what the science is saying. People that are betraying this country and nation are the people in the elites because they are refusing to accept the reality and that’s why there will be mass social disturbances over the next year or two.”

— Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, interview.


“Your freedom of religion ends where my civil rights begin.”

— T-shirt


“The most important things that each man must learn no one can teach him. Once he accepts this disappointment, he will be able to stop depending on the therapist, the guru who turns out to be just another struggling human being.”

—  Linji Yixuan, a Buddhist teaching often misinterpreted in the west.