“About six in 10 Americans say they are at least “somewhat worried” about global warming and 23 percent say they are “very worried,” according to a survey conducted by Yale and George Mason universities in March and April.”
— Agence France (11/26/19), Climate crisis anxiety churns up psychological storm in America
“Who to call when the police are murderers?
— Hong Kong protest graffiti
“When the last man who remembers the horrors of the last great war dies, the next great war becomes inevitable.”
— Arnold Toynbee
“I gave to many people, before this, before two months ago, I was a businessman. I give to everybody. When they call, I give. And do you know what? When I need something from them two years later, three years later, I call them, they are there for me.”
“We are no longer a functioning democratic republic; we are now operating as an oligarchy.”
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
— FDR, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1937.
“When neoliberals and centrists talk about “the system,” they’d like us to think about the democratic republic defined by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and the nearly two centuries of respect and practice that governed those implementing the Enlightenment values contained in these documents. But that system is gone. It has been replaced by an oligarchy.”
— John Atcheson, Sorry, President Obama—But We Do Need To Tear Down The System
“[Sec. of State Mike] Pompeo may have graduated first in his class from West Point, but he certainly hasn’t lived up to its motto, “Duty, Honor, Country.” He’s Donald Trump’s secretary of nothing. He’s first to kiss Trump’s ass, but last in loyalty to his troops and to his country. He is a disgrace and a coward.”
— Lucian K. Truscott IV, Mike Pompeo: Secretary of nothing — and a disgrace to West Point
“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
— George Orwell