“The really dangerous American fascist... is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way. The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power... They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They demand free enterprise, but are the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective, toward which all their deceit is directed, is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.
~quoted in the New York Times, April 9, 1944”
― Henry A. Wallace
Under this window in stormy weather
I marry this man and woman together;
Let none but Him who rules the thunder
Put this man and woman asunder.
All politicians should be required to drink Ayahuasca 10 times before taking office.
I go home and stay there. I wash and scrub up each day, and that's it.
One month I actually grew a moustache, just so I could say that I'd done something.
I tried growing a mustache as a young man, but it got too itchy for me. Never tried it again.
But where do you store your crumbs?
Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
William Butler Yeats
Femina feminae lupa est.
-- The Internet
“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”
― Abraham Lincoln
Nations have their ego, just like individuals.
A friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you even when you are fooling everyone else.
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
-- Joseph Goebbels
It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
The great question that has never been answered,
and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite
my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is
'What does a woman want?'
Traces of Texas
I saw the Texas Quote of the Day a couple of days ago on a bumper sticker in Franklin, Texas:
"I can understand your personal vexation with me, but what do you have against the horse I rode in on?"
Trump understands that too well!
“In the good old days this doesn’t happen because they used to treat them very, very rough. And when they protested once, you know, they would not do it again so easily."