Thursday, February 28, 2013


"The earth covers the errors of the physician."
--Italian Proverb

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Dignity II

"Any unarmed people are slaves, or are subject to slavery at any given moment. If the guns are taken out of the hands of the people and only the pigs have guns, then it's off to the concentration camps, the gas chambers, or whatever the fascists in America come up with. One of the democratic rights of the United States, the Second Amendment to the Constitution, gives the people the right to bear arms. However, there is a greater right; the right of human dignity that gives all men the right to defend themselves."
--Huey P. Newton (1942-1989)
Founder of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


"I'm glad I didn't have to fight in any war. I'm glad I didn't have to pick up a gun. I'm glad I didn't get killed or kill somebody. I hope my kids enjoy the same lack of manhood."
--Tom Hanks


"All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher."
--Ambrose Bierce

Sunday, February 24, 2013


"There are no wise few. Every aristocracy that has ever existed has behaved, in all essential points, exactly like a small mob."

--Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936)
English essayist, novelist, journalist, poet

Virtue II

"A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader."
--Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1779

Saturday, February 23, 2013


"For those who stubbornly seek freedom, there can be no more urgent task than to come to understand the mechanisms and practices of indoctrination. These are easy to perceive in the totalitarian societies, much less so in the system of 'brainwashing under freedom' to which we are subjected and which all too often we serve as willing or unwitting instruments."
--Noam Chomsky (1928- )
American linguist and political writer

Friday, February 22, 2013

Comfortable II

"These are the days when men of all social disciplines and all political faiths seek the comfortable and the accepted; when the man of controversy is looked upon as a disturbing influence; when originality is taken to be a mark of instability; and when, in minor modification of the original parable, the bland lead the bland."
--John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006)
Canadian-born economist, Harvard professor
Source: The Affluent Society, 1976

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Fly II

"There's no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?"

--Airplane (1979) Movie

Or this country in accordance with its' Constitution...



"When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends."

--Japanese Proverb

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


"One of the other reasons for the popularity of fishing is that the mute animals have a silent agony. To reassure one's conscience, it is said that they are cold-blooded and don't feel pain."
--Jacques Cousteau

Monday, February 18, 2013


"The turtle makes progress only when he sticks his neck out."
--James Bryant Conant (1893-1978)
American university administrator, diplomat

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Light II

"Believe that each day that shines on you is your last."
--Horace (65-8BC) [Quintus Horacius Flaccus]
Roman Latin poet, satirist

Friday, February 15, 2013


"There are three things in life which are real: God, human folly and laughter. Since the first two are beyond our comprehension, we must do what we can with the third."
--John F. Kennedy

Thursday, February 14, 2013


"Why do psychiatrists systematically impose themselves on persons who want to have nothing to do with them? I believe they do so because, like most people, psychiatrists love power and exult in pushing others around."
--Thomas Szasz


"If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music, and of aviation."
--Tom Stoppard (1937~) Czech-born English playwright, screenwriter

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


"I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life."
--Theodore Roosevelt

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


"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."
--Harry S Truman, August 8, 1950

Sunday, February 10, 2013


"The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war."
--Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
[Vijaya Lakshmi Nehru Pandit] (1900 1990) Indian diplomat and politician, sister of Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, President of the United Nations General Assembly (1953), aunt of Indira Gandhi


"When I was old enough to realize all meat was killed, I saw it as an irrational way of using our power, to take a weaker thing and mutilate it. It was like the way bullies would take control of younger kids in the schoolyard."
--River Phoenix

Friday, February 08, 2013


"He that fears death lives not."
--George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh poet
From "Jacula Prudentum"

Thursday, February 07, 2013


"We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear"
--Robert Louis Stevenson

Wednesday, February 06, 2013


"Anyone who tells you that 'It Can't Happen Here' is whistling past the graveyard of history. There is no 'house rule' that bars tyranny coming to America. History is replete with republics whose people grew complacent and descended into imperial butchery and chaos."
--Mike Vanderboegh
(1953- ) Alabama Minuteman

Tuesday, February 05, 2013


"[Radio] is nothing but a conduit through which prefabricated din can flow into our homes. And this din goes far deeper, of course, than the eardrums; it penetrates the mind, filling it with a babble of distractions -- news items, mutually irrelevant bits of information, blasts of corybantic or sentimental music, continually repeated doses of drama that bring no catharsis, but merely create a craving for daily or even hourly emotional enemas."
--Aldous Huxley


"There’s a whiff of the lynch mob
or the lemming migration
about any over-large concentration
of like-minded individuals,
no matter how virtuous their cause."

--P. J. O'Rourke
(1947- ) US humorist, journalist, & political commentator
Source: Parliament of Whores, 1991

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Denial II

"Killing is a denial of love. To kill or to eat what another has killed is to rejoice in cruelty. And cruelty hardens our hearts and blinds our vision, and we are unable to see that they whom we kill are our fellow brothers and sisters in the One Family of Creation."
--G.L. Rudd, author of Why Kill For Food?

Alive II

"The whole subject of civilians carrying guns for self defense is discussed too much in the wrong places -- ACLU cocktail parties, gun club gatherings -- all placid atmospheres far removed from the terrifying reality of violent confrontation with the lawless. It should be discussed in prisons, where professional criminals are remarkably candid about their avoidance of armed citizens who can fight back. It should be discussed in rape crises centers. Ask a woman who has been raped, whether she ever wished she had a gun when it happened ... and whether she had bought one since. Her reply is likely to be “yes” to at least the first, and often to both. Talk to the bereaved who lost their loved ones to the streets. Talk to those who have been violated in their homes. Ask them how they feel about passive non-resistance. And when you have attuned yourself to the haunting fear that lives with them forever after their nightmare, you will be ready to talk with someone else who was in their place, but survived unscathed because they were armed. The contrast will be striking. These survivors don’t put notches on their pistols, and they don’t brag about what they had to do... The taking of a human life, no matter what the circumstances, is an unnatural act, an emotionally shattering experience that leaves its own scars forever. But none of those people regret what they did, and to a man, their first reaction was to go home to their wife and children and hug them, tightly and wordlessly."
--Massad Ayoob
Source: Armed And Alive

Saturday, February 02, 2013


"In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards."

--Mark Twain