Friday, September 30, 2011


"In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, as 'right-to-work.' It provides no 'rights' and no 'works.' Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining... We demand this fraud be stopped." --Martin Luther King Jr. (1961)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Free IV

"If I want to be free from any other man’s dictation, I must understand that I can have no other man under my control."
--William Graham Sumner (1840-1910)
Source: The Forgotten Man and Other Essays, 1919

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Liberty VIII

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!"
--Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) US Founding Father

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Strange II

"If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day."
--John A. Wheeler

Monday, September 26, 2011

Laws III

"The mission of the Gestapo expanded steadily as, from 1933 onward, 'political criminality' was given a much broader definition than ever before and most forms of dissent and criticism were gradually criminalized. The result was that more 'laws' or lawlike measures were put on the books than ever."
--Shelia Fitzpatrick
Source: Accusatory Practices: Denunciation in Modern European History, 1789-1989, 1997

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Remember II

"When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained."
--Mark Twain

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Now II

"Now is the time for all good men to come to."
--Walt Kelly, "Pogo" (comic strip)

Friday, September 23, 2011


"There are three subjects on which the knowledge of the medical profession in general is woefully weak; they are manners, morals, and medicine."
--Gerald F. Lieberman

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Good II

"Feeling good about government is like looking on the bright side of any catastrophe. When you quit looking on the bright side, the catastrophe is still there."
--P. J. O'Rourke(1947- ) US humorist, journalist, & political commentator

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


"Morality is always the product of terror; its chains and strait-waistcoats are fashioned by those who dare not trust others, because they dare not trust themselves, to walk in liberty."
--Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) British Novelist, Essayist, Critic

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


"Democracy has proved only that the best way to gain power over people is to assure the people that they are ruling themselves. Once they believe that, they make wonderfully submissive slaves."
--Joseph Sobran, The Myth of 'Limited Government'

Monday, September 19, 2011


Sunday, September 18, 2011


"If you're not scared or angry at the thought of a human brain being controlled remotely, then it could be this prototype of mine is finally starting to work."
--John Alejandro King, My War On Terror!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Best III

"Screw Folgers -- the best part of waking up is knowing you survived another night." --Donna Ayers

Friday, September 16, 2011


"Now that I look back, I realize that a life predicated on being obedient is a very comfortable life indeed. Living in such a way reduces to a minimum one's own need to think."
--Adolf Eichmann, Memoirs written after his 1960 capture by Israel.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


"The majority of Americans get their news and information about what is going on with their government from entities that are licensed by and subject to punishment at the hands of that very government."
--Neal Boortz

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Unless II

"Taking somebody's money without permission is stealing, unless you work for the IRS; then it's taxation. Killing people en masse is homicidal mania, unless you work for the Army; then it's National Defense. Spying on your neighbors is invasion of privacy, unless you work for the FBI; then it's National Security. Running a whorehouse makes you a pimp and poisoning people makes you a murderer, unless you work for the CIA; then it's counter-intelligence."
--Robert Anton Wilson

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


"In solitary confinement before his color TV, the citizen is made a part of all that is happening on a planetary scale and impressed with his powerlessness to act on precisely that planetary scale. Closed in upon himself, the citizen is not the yeoman structure that creates the content of the Republic, but simply a photograph in a collage enormously larger than himself."
--W.I. Thompson, Evil and the World Order, 1975

Monday, September 12, 2011


"We know that a man can read Goethe or Rilke in the evening, that he can play Bach and Schubert, and go to his day's work at Auschwitz in the morning."
--George Steiner

Sunday, September 11, 2011


"The minority, the ruling class at present, has the schools and press, usually the Church as well, under its thumb. This enables it to organize and sway the emotions of the masses, and make its tool of them."
--Albert Einstein, letter to Sigmund Freud, 30 July 1932

Saturday, September 10, 2011


"The statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception."
--Mark Twain, "The Mysterious Stranger" (1910)

Friday, September 09, 2011


Alice laughed, "There's no use trying," she said, "one can't believe impossible things."

"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

--"Through The Looking-Glass: And What Alice Found There"
by Lewis Carroll

Thursday, September 08, 2011


"If you shut your door to all errors, truth will be shut out."
--Rabindrnath Tagore (1861-1941)
Source: Stray Birds, 1916

Wednesday, September 07, 2011


Tuesday, September 06, 2011


"Ahhh. A man with a sharp wit. Someone ought to take it away from him before he cuts himself."
--Peter da Silva

Monday, September 05, 2011


Picture: 1912 A parade of children strikers at Lawrence Mass led by the IWW - International Workers of the World labor union.

"The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress. Out of its bold struggles, economic and social reform gave birth to unemployment insurance, old-age pensions, government relief for the destitute and, above all, new wage levels that meant not mere survival but a tolerable life. The captains of industry did not lead this transformation; they resisted it until they were overcome. When in the thirties the wave of union organization crested over the nation, it carried to secure shores not only itself but the whole society."
--Martin Luther King Jr.
Speech to the state convention of the Illinois AFL-CIO, Oct. 7, 1965

Sunday, September 04, 2011


"I was thrown out of N.Y.U. my freshman year for cheating on my metaphysics final. You know, I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me."
--Woody Allen

Saturday, September 03, 2011


"There can be no effective control of corporations while their political activity remains. To put an end to it will be neither a short nor an easy task, but it can be done...Corporate expenditures for political purposes, and especially such expenditures by public-service corporations, have supplied one of the principal sources of corruption in our political affairs."
--Teddy Roosevelt, 1910, a couple of years before he broke from the Republican party to form the Bull-Moose party.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Brain II

"I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this."
--Emo Phillips, Neuropsychology: Clinical and Experimental Foundations

Thursday, September 01, 2011

None II

"...[W]e insist on the principle that no danger or crisis, foreign or domestic, will be solved by Americans surrendering more of their constitutional liberties, in the foolish hope that a bigger government will provide greater security."
--Larry P. Arnn (1952- )
President of Hillsdale College, MI