“I think we have to face the truth that no one seems to want to admit. This is no longer a case of excessive narcissism or grandiosity. We’re not simply dealing with an unusually large ego. The president of the United States is seriously, frighteningly, dangerously unstable. And he’s getting worse by the day.”
— Robert Reich, Trump is seriously, frighteningly unstable – the world is in danger.
“We have to grasp, as Marx and Adam Smith did, that corporations are not concerned with the common good. They exploit, pollute, impoverish, repress, kill, and lie to make money. They throw poor people out of homes, let the uninsured die, wage useless wars for profit, poison and pollute the ecosystem, slash social assistance programs, gut public education, trash the global economy, plunder the U.S. Treasury and crush all popular movements that seek justice for working men and women. They worship money and power.”
— Chris Hedges
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.
“Many of Trump’s followers do not live meaningful lives. They’re living through him vicariously. Trump’s supporters want him to be more extreme. Trump’s supporters do not accept ambiguity. Everything must be simple and extreme.”
“Will the Deep State ride on the back of the American people from failure to failure until the country itself, despite its huge reserves of human and material capital, is slowly exhausted? The dusty road of empire is strewn with the bones of former great powers that exhausted themselves in like manner.”
— Mike Lofgren, Essay: Anatomy of the Deep State
“According to a shocking United Nations report in July, Afghan and American forces have killed more civilians this year than the Taliban have. Afghan and U.S. military were responsible for 52% of the deaths of more than 1,400 civilians and the wounding of 2400 others – in contrast to 39% blamed on militants, including both the Taliban and ISIS.”
“Jedem das Seine (To Each What They Are Due.)”
“Voting, petitions, phone calls and letters will not stop this process. Without a government that fears its people, there is no impetus for change.”