Notably Quotable: “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but…”


“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

— Martin Luther King


“I say to my colleague, I would be glad to have the person who started it all come in and testify. “President Trump is welcome to take a seat right there.”

— Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), Room erupts in laughter as Democrat Peter Welch destroys Jim Jordan during impeachment hearing


“Mexican Security Minister Alfonso Durazo said investigators found more than 200 .223 caliber bullet casings manufactured by American gunmaker Remington at the scene.”

—  Agence France-Presse, Mexico probes narco group ‘La Linea’ in Mormon murders.


“One cannot point to any national institution[s] that can accurately be described as democratic, surely not in the highly managed, money-saturated elections, the lobby-infested Congress, the imperial presidency, the class-biased judicial and penal system, or, least of all, the media.”

— Sheldon Wolin, Sheldon Wolin and Inverted Totalitarianism


“People whose primary source of information is television are condemned to a form of political illteracy.”

— Bill Krause


“Poverty exists not because we cannot feed the poor, but we can’t satisfy the rich.”

— Online meme


“The stereotypical large farms of today’s agriculture are not unsustainable because they are large, they are large because they are managed unsustainably. They are unsustainable because they are managed ‘extensively’ – meaning they rely more on land and capital and less on thinking people.”

— Dr. John Ikerd, Emeritus ProfessorUniversity of Missouri


“A new study from academic researchers found that 66.5 percent of all bankruptcies were tied to medical issues —either because of high costs for care or time out of work. An estimated 530,000 families turn to bankruptcy each year because of medical issues and bills, the research found.”

— Lorie Konash, This is the real reason most Americans file for bankruptcy


“What happens to Julian Assange and to Chelsea Manning is meant to intimidate us, to frighten us into silence. By defending Julian Assange, we defend our most sacred rights. Speak up now or wake up one morning to the silence of a new kind of tyranny. The choice is ours.”

—John Pilger, investigative journalist, ‘All of us are in danger’: John Pilger delivers a chilling warning from Julian Assange


“The forest was shrinking, but the Trees kept voting for the Axe, for the Axe was clever and convinced the Trees that because his handle was made of wood, he was one of them.”

— Turkish proverb.