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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2021 04:27 pm
“The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.”
― Karl Marx
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 4 Nov, 2021 08:31 am
“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
― H.L. Mencken, On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 14 Nov, 2021 09:44 am
“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear."

[Special Message to the Congress on the Internal Security of the United States, August 8, 1950]”
― Harry S. Truman
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 15 Nov, 2021 10:28 am
“It was miraculous. It was almost no trick at all, he saw, to turn vice into virtue and slander into truth, impotence into abstinence, arrogance into humility, plunder into philanthropy, thievery into honor, blasphemy into wisdom, brutality into patriotism, and sadism into justice. Anybody could do it; it required no brains at all. It merely required no character.”
― Joseph Heller, Catch-22
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Mon 15 Nov, 2021 02:15 pm
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
-- Groucho Marx
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 17 Nov, 2021 08:09 am
“I'm glad mushrooms are against the law, because I took them one time, and you know what happened to me? I laid in a field of green grass for four hours going, "My God! I love everything." Yeah, now if that isn't a hazard to our country … how are we gonna justify arms dealing when we realize that we're all one?”
― Bill Hicks
coluber2001
 
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Reply Wed 17 Nov, 2021 12:18 pm
@edgarblythe,
It's because we allowed religion to be defined legally by the fundamentalists that we lack of freedom of religion.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 18 Nov, 2021 10:07 am
“That's the whole point of good propaganda. You want to create a slogan that nobody's going to be against, and everybody's going to be for. Nobody knows what it means, because it doesn't mean anything.”
― Noam Chomsky
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 19 Nov, 2021 10:41 am
“That is what I have always understood to be the essence of anarchism: the conviction that the burden of proof has to be placed on authority, and that it should be dismantled if that burden cannot be met.”
― Noam Chomsky
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Fri 19 Nov, 2021 11:22 am
"I am directing the Texas Education Agency to investigate any criminal activity in our public schools involving the availability of pornography."
--Governor Greg Abbott of Texas

"Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas calls for a criminal investigation into availability of pornographic content in public schools."

What he determines as pornographic is another question. Now he'll have to appoint censors to comb the libraries of schools for subversive material. He's opening another can of worms common in authoritarian regimes.

I'm pretty sure nothing bad can come from banning books. Arresting "subversive" Librarians has got to be a number one priority in Texas.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 19 Nov, 2021 11:27 am
@coluber2001,
Abbot's a peach - after it rotted off of the pit.
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Sat 20 Nov, 2021 08:51 am
"What the hell are you people doing in an art gallery, anyway? If you’re looking for art, you won’t find it here. You might as well hope to find religion in a church, health in a pill bottle, youth in a jar of cosmetics or true love in a brothel."
--Mike Brown
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 20 Nov, 2021 08:58 am
“If you can feel that staying human is worth while, even when it can't have any result whatever, you've beaten them.”
― George Orwell, 1984
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 21 Nov, 2021 10:02 am
“I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein's brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.” - Stephen Jay Gould
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 24 Nov, 2021 09:31 am
“And empty words are evil.”
― Homer, The Odyssey
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 26 Nov, 2021 08:02 am
“Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.

Workingmen of all countries unite!”
― Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 30 Nov, 2021 01:31 pm
“Every society has the criminals it deserves.”
― Emma Goldman, Red Emma Speaks
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 3 Dec, 2021 09:15 am
“Police business is a hell of a problem. It’s a good deal like politics. It asks for the highest type of men, and there’s nothing in it to attract the highest type of men. So we have to work with what we get...”
― Raymond Chandler, The Lady in the Lake
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 4 Dec, 2021 05:23 pm
“If you actually are an educated, thinking person, you will not be welcome in Washington, D.C. I know a couple of bright seventh graders who would not be welcome in Washington D.C.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 5 Dec, 2021 09:34 am
"The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose."
James Baldwin
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