Quotes


Thursday Quote Of The Day

When the devil is all around and got you crawling on the ground. On your hands and knees with an apple in your mouth. You will know how far you’ll go to make your peace with God. – “The Devil is All Around” by Shovels & Rope. Link to 4-Minute Video


Monday / May Day 2017

“It was remarked that political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel peace prize; in the Trump era, it is the breath of democracy.” – David Smith


Wednesday / April 27, 2017

“We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind Americans of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.” – Martin Luther King Jr.Rev.




Thursday / April 13, 2017

A politician is a hog grateful to whoever is rattling the stick inside the swill bucket. It is time to take the swill bucket away.”  ―Mike Lofgren, The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government, 2016. (p.270)  


Monday / April 10, 2017

“The best propaganda is that which, as it were, works invisibly, penetrates the whole of life without the public having any knowledge of the propagandistic initiative.” – Joseph Goebbels, Reich Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany.


Wednesday – April 6, 2017

“The law,in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.” – Anatole France


Monday – April 3, 2017

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H.L. Mencken, In Defense of Women (1918).


Thursday – March 30, 2017

“We assert that the working class, and it alone, can and must achieve it’s own emancipation.” – Western Federation of Miners, from the union’s constitution adopted in 1893.



Thursday – March 23, 2017

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary” – H.L.Mencken, In Defense of Women, 1918.


Monday – March 20, 2017

“Look, if you think any American official is going to tell you the truth then you’re stupid. Did you hear that? Stupid.” – Arthur Sylvester, assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, speaking to correspondents in Saigon, 1965, as quoted by Morely Safer, CBS News.


Thursday – March 16, 2017

“Instead of the Constitution circumscribing reactionary populism, reactionary populism has circumscribed the Constitution. That is where we are now. And there is no way out.” – Neal Gabler    



Thursday – March 9, 2017

“I hate all politics. I don’t like either political party. One should not belong to them – one should be an individual, standing in the middle. Anyone that belongs to a party stops thinking.” – Ray Bradbury



Monday March 6, 2017

“If your religion requires that you hate someone you need a new religion.”  – Anonymous


Thursday – March 2, 2017

“No matter what they ever do to us, we must always act for the love of our people and the Earth. We must not react out of hatred against those who have no sense.”  – John Trudel, Native American musician. Link to Trudell’s 1983 albumn “Tribal Voice”.


Monday, February 6, 2017

(Black Mountain College Research Project Papers photo.) “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”  – R. Buckminster Fuller


Sunday – February 26, 2017

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


Thursday – February 23, 2017

“A ruling intelligentsia, whether in Europe, Asia or Africa, treats the masses as raw material to be experimented on, processed, and wasted at will.”  – Eric Hoffer


Wednesday – February 22, 2017

The American Mercury “In the present case it is a little inaccurate to say I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible to any public office of trust or profit in the Republic. But I do not repine, for I am a subject of it only by force of arms.” ― H.L. Mencken


Monday, February 13, 2017

This world is such a strange and A funny place to be. The gambling man is rich While the working man is poor. I ain’t got no home in this world          anymore.  – Woody Guthrie (Hear Billy Bragg’s cover version.)


Thursday February 9, 2017

“It was easy to laugh at Fascism when we imagined that it was based on hysterical nationalism, because it seemed obvious that the Fascist states, each regarding itself as the chosen people and patriotic contra mundum, would clash with one another. But nothing of the kind is happening. Fascism is now an international movement, which means not only that the Fascist nations can combine for purposes of loot, but that they are groping, perhaps only half consciously as yet, towards a world-system. For the vision of the totalitarian state there is being substituted the vision of the totalitarian world.” ―…


Wednesday February 8, 2017

“If people institute wrong institutions, wrong institutions do not just produce wrong people, but wrong people who understand and accept mediocrity as an institution.” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah


Sunday – February 5 2017

“When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer ‘Present’ or ‘Not Guilty’.”  ― Theodore Roosevelt




Monday Jan 30, 2017

“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.”  – Morticia Addams, The Addams Family


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