Monday, May 02, 2016
This is perhaps the moment to note that the pharmaceutical cost of cocaine and heroin is approximately 2 per cent of the street price of those drugs. Since a cocaine addict can spend as much as $1,000 per week to sustain his habit, he would need to come up with that $1,000. The approximate fencing cost of stolen goods is 80 per cent, so that to come up with $1,000 can require stealing $5,000 worth of jewels, cars, whatever. We can see that at free-market rates, $20 per week would provide the addict with the cocaine which, in this wartime drug situation, requires of him $1,000."
--William F. Buckley
Address to the New York Bar Association (Summer 1995); published in "The War On Drugs Is Lost" in National Review Vol. 48, No. 2 (February 12, 1996)
Sunday, May 01, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016
--Martin Luther King, Jr.
Address to the first Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) Mass Meeting, at Holt Street Baptist Church (December 5, 1955). "Justice runs down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream" is a quotation of Amos 5:24 in the Bible.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Monday, April 25, 2016
"The Salmon of Doubt : Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time" (2002)
Sunday, April 24, 2016
--Lewis H. Lapham
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
"From Freedom to Slavery : The Rebirth of Tyranny in America" (1996)
Ch. 6 : The New King : Tyranny of the Corporate Core, p. 91
Thursday, April 21, 2016
--Hunter S. Thompson,
"The Great Shark Hunt", 1979
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Source: Freedom and Its Enemies, AMERICAN SPECTATOR, June, 1999 p. 19.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
"Putting First Things First", Foreign Affairs (January 1960)
Monday, April 18, 2016
--Ivan Illich, "Deschooling Society"
Sunday, April 17, 2016
1. You will receive a body.
You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.
2. You will learn lessons.
You are enrolled in a full-time, informal school called life. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid.
3. There are no mistakes, only lessons.
Growth is a process of trial and error, experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately “works”.
4. A lesson is repeated until it is learned.
A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. Then you can go on to the next lesson.
5. Learning lessons does not end.
There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.
6. “There” is no better than “here”.
When your “there” has become a “here”, you will simply obtain another “there” that again, looks better than “here”.
7. Others are merely mirrors of you.
You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.
8. What you make of your life is up to you.
You have all the tools and resources you need; what you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
9. The answers lie inside you.
The answers to life’s questions lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen and trust.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Acceptance Speech as the Republican Presidential candidate, San Francisco (July 1964)
Friday, April 15, 2016
(police) applied by the central power of leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders. This is well known among our principle men now engaged in forming an imperialism of capitalism to govern the world. By dividing the people we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us except as TEACHERS OF THE COMMON HERD."
--Civil Servants' Year Book January 1934
Source: Civil Servants' Year Book, "The Organizer"
Yes, there really is such a publication!
Thursday, April 14, 2016
--Archimedes of Syracuse
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Source: “The Fascist New Frontier,” The Ayn Rand Column, p.98
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Press conference for "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" at the Cannes Film Festival (2011).
Monday, April 11, 2016
--Edward Abbey, "A Voice Crying In The Wilderness" (1989).
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Saturday, April 09, 2016
Denver Post (June 30, 2005) "CU prof defends military remarks" by Jim Kirksey and Amy Herdy;
Friday, April 08, 2016
Instruction to the Prussian police (1933); as quoted in "The House that Hitler Built" (1937) by Stephen Henry Roberts. p. 63
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Review of "Power: A New Social Analysis by Bertrand Russell" in The Adelphi (January 1939);
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
(1883-1945), Italian dictator during WW2
Source: New York Times, January 11, 1935
Monday, April 04, 2016
--John Taylor Gatto,
"Dumbing us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling"
Sunday, April 03, 2016
--Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
As quoted in "The World according to Kurt" in Globe and Mail [Toronto] (October 11, 2005)
Saturday, April 02, 2016
--Philip K. Dick, "Vertex Interviews Philip K. Dick" by Arthur Byron Cover, in Vertex, Vol. 1, no. 6 (February 1974)