Notably Quotable: “If we had confidence…”

  “If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state.” — From the Mueller Report: Here are 11 key lines from the Mueller report. ***** “Mueller’s quote of Trump, when first learning a special counsel had been appointed – “Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I’m fucked” – has already become a national tagline. Why, Americans wonder, would Trump be “fucked” if he hadn’t done something so awful as to cause its revelation to “fuck” him?” —…

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Notably Quotable: “Being honest may not get you a lot of friends…”

“Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones.” — John Lennon ***** “Since 2001, every American taxpayer has spent almost $24,000 on the wars — equal to the average down payment on a house, a new Honda Accord, or a year at a public university.” — Mind Unleashed, We Have Spent $32 Million Per Hour on War Since 2001, (3/25/19) ***** “So long as the fundamental structures of the economy remain unchanged, state action will disproportionately benefit capitalist interests at the expense of everything else.” —   “The ABCs of Socialism”…

Notably Quotable: “Stop trying to navigate systems of power…”

“Stop trying to navigate systems of power and start building your own party.” — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ***** “A basic principle of modern state capitalism is that costs and risks are socialized to the extent possible, while profit is privatized.” – Noam Chomsky ***** “This country has socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor.” – The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ***** “Everyone believes in the atrocities of the enemy and disbelieves in those of his own side, without ever bothering to examine the evidence.” — George Orwell, “Looking Back on the Spanish War” ***** “In these…

Manufacturing Consent: Generating Apathy To Preserve The Status Quo

  “Advertisers don’t like the public sphere, where audiences are relatively small, upsetting controversy takes place, and the settings are not ideal for selling goods. Their preference for entertainment underlies the gradual erosion of the public sphere under systems of commercial media, well exemplified in the history of broadcasting in the United States over the past seventy-five years. But entertainment has the merit not only of being better suited to helping sell goods; it is an effective vehicle for hidden ideological messages. Furthermore, in a system of high and growing inequality, entertainment is the contemporary equivalent of the Roman “games…

Notably Quotable: “The great enemy of freedom is the alignment of political power with wealth.”

  “The great enemy of freedom is the alignment of political power with wealth. This alignment destroys the commonwealth – that is, the natural wealth of localities and the local economies of household, neighborhood, and community – and so destroys democracy, of which the commonwealth is the foundation and practical means.” ― Wendell Berry ***** “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” ― Eric Hoffer, The Temper of Our Time ***** “In October 1964 in the state of Mississippi, the civil rights movement suffered fifteen killings, four woundings, thirty-seven churches bombed or burned, and…

Aldo Leopold On The Penalty Of The ‘Ecological Education’

“One of the penalities of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. An ecologist must either harden his shell and make believe that the consequences of science are none of his business, or he must be the doctor who sees the marks of death in a community and believes itself well and does not want to be told otherwise.” — Aldo Leopold, “A Sand County Almanac” (1949).

Thursday Jan.26, 2017

“Welcome To The United States Of Embarrassment.” – Women’s March Protest Sign in Madison, WI.

Thursday Jan 26, 2017

“Welcome To The United States Of Embarrassment.” – Women’s March Protest Sign in Madison, WI.

Sunday February 26, 2017

“The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority.”  – Will Durant

Monday February 27, 20117

“When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money.”  – Native American teaching