Sunday, July 31, 2016


“People like your wife are dangerous.”

“Why?” Hamilton asked.

“They don’t belong to any group. They fool around with everything. As soon as we turn our back—”

“So you destroy them. You turn them over to the lunatic patriots.”

“The lunatic patriots,” McFeyffe said, “we can understand. But not your wife. She signs Party peace petitions and she reads the Chicago Tribune. People like her—they’re more of a menace to Party discipline than any other bunch. The cult of individualism. The idealist with his own law, his own ethics. Refusing to accept authority. It undermines society. It topples the whole structure. Nothing lasting can be built on it. People like your wife just won’t take orders.”

--Phillip K. Dick
"Eye In The Sky: (1957)

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Branch II

"The branch might seem like the fruit's origin:
In fact, the branch exist because of the fruit."
--Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Friday, July 29, 2016


"It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible things are, in fact, mad. That way, all we have to do is make sure we don't put psychotics in high places and we've got the problem solved."
--Thomas Wolfe

Thursday, July 28, 2016


"At all times sincere friends of freedom have been rare,
and its triumphs have been due to minorities..."
--Lord Acton
[John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton] (1834-1902), First Baron Acton of Aldenham

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Futile II

"It is futile to fight against, if one does not know what one is fighting for."
--Ayn Rand
(1905-1982) Author
Source: Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, 1966

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


"What's with all the cheering over the apocalypse, anyway? Oh, yay, we get to kill poor helpless humans."

"The excitement over the apocalypse had nothing to do with humans."

"Could have fooled me."

"Humans are incidental."

"Killing and destroying an entire species is incidental?" I can't help but sound like I'm accusing him (Raffe), even though I know he wasn't part of the plan to wipe us out.

Or at least, I think he wasn't personally involved, but I don't really know that, do I?

"Your people have been doing it to all kinds of species."

"That's not the same."

"Why not?"

--Susan Ee, "World After"

Monday, July 25, 2016


If the current polls are reliable... Nixon will be re-elected by a huge majority of Americans who feel he is not only more honest and more trustworthy than George McGovern, but also more likely to end the war in Vietnam. The polls also indicate that Nixon will get a comfortable majority of the Youth Vote. And that he might carry all fifty states... This may be the year when we finally come face to face with ourselves; finally just lay back and say it — that we are really just a nation of 220 million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns, and no qualms at all about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable. The tragedy of all this is that George McGovern, for all his mistakes... understands what a fantastic monument to all the best instincts of the human race this country might have been, if we could have kept it out of the hands of greedy little hustlers like Richard Nixon. McGovern made some stupid mistakes, but in context they seem almost frivolous compared to the things Richard Nixon does every day of his life, on purpose... Jesus! Where will it end? How low do you have to stoop in this country to be President?
--Hunter S. Thompson
"Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72" (1973)

Sunday, July 24, 2016



“If you wish to keep slaves, you must have all kinds of guards. The cheapest way to have guards is to have the slaves pay taxes to finance their own guards. To fool the slaves, you tell them that they are not slaves and that they have Freedom. You tell them they need Law and Order to protect them against bad slaves. Then you tell them to elect a Government. Give them Freedom to vote and they will vote for their own guards and pay their salary. They will then believe they are Free persons. Then give them money to earn, count and spend and they will be too busy to notice the slavery they are in.”

How I Manage My Slaves; Slaves need electricity so that they can stay up later to work and study to be able to pay their electric bills and pay for all of their fine labor saving machines which enable them to finish their work in time to get some recreation which will help them feel more like going back to their jobs to earn money to live their wonderful lives as slaves.

They are lucky to be allowed to buy all of the wonderful things which make work and play so much easier. If they didn't buy these fine things they would have no reason to work for money.

The poor people who take their food from the land and who sleep where ever they can, deprive themselves of the need to work for money. This further deprives them of a need to buy and store fine labor saving devices. They don’t seem to realize the fact that they are holding back progress. If they could be forced to consume more and work, we could increase our gross national production which is useful to keep this excellent system going for us. Consumption can be increased by making welfare and government grant money more available.

It is becoming necessary to provide better working conditions to stop slaves from dropping out. As more drop out and provide for their own needs and direct their own lives it leaves less people to control them. It is necessary to keep them dependent on jobs or government money to maintain our control.

We must find ways to keep them from dropping out of our schools too. Here we mainly teach them to obey orders, respect our laws and love their country, coincidentally, we teach them a trade or profession with which they will minister to our needs and whims or to the needs of our other servants. We could teach them on-the-job much faster and better but it takes more time to complete their obedience training.

Those who take care of their own needs are difficult to enslave. We must encourage people to become dependent in every area that it is possible to do so.

Alexander Warbucks
September 6, 1978

Saturday, July 23, 2016


"To achieve world government,
it is necessary to remove from the minds of men,
their individualism, loyalty to family traditions,
national patriotism and religious dogmas."
--Dr. G. Brock Chisolm
(1896-1971) Canadian World War I veteran, medical practitioner, first Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), first head of the World Federation of Mental Health

Friday, July 22, 2016

Alive III

"So long as I remain alive and well I shall continue to feel strongly about prose style, to love the surface of the Earth, and to take pleasure in solid objects and scraps of useless information."
--George Orwell
"Why I Write", Gangrel (Summer 1946)

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Van Gogh writing his brother for paints
Hemingway testing his shotgun
Celine going broke as a doctor of medicine
the impossibility of being human
Shakespeare a plagiarist
Beethoven with a horn stuck into his head against deafness   
the impossibility the impossibility
Nietzsche gone totally mad
the impossibility of being human
all too human
this breathing
in and out
out and in
these punks
these cowards
these champions
these mad dogs of glory
moving this little bit of light toward us
--Charles Bukowski
"Beasts Bounding Through Time" (1986)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Civilization II

"Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice."
--Will Durant
"What is Civilization?" Ladies' Home Journal, LXIII (January, 1946).

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


"The device [electronic I Ching calculator] also functioned as an ordinary calculator, but only to a limited degree. It could handle any calculation which returned an answer of anything up to 4. ...anything above 4 it represented merely as 'A Suffusion of Yellow.' Dirk was not certain if this was a programming error or an insight beyond his ability to fathom, but he was crazy about it anyway, enough to hand over twenty pounds of ready cash for the thing."
--Douglas Adams
"The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul" (1988)

Monday, July 18, 2016

Masquerading II

"Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading
   as a contest of principles."
--Ambrose Bierce
(1842-1914) Humorist

Sunday, July 17, 2016


"It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly."
--Margaret Mead

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Hold II

"Under fascism, citizens retain the responsibilities of owning property, without freedom to act and without any of the advantages of ownership. Under socialism, government officials acquire all the advantages of ownership, without any of the responsibilities, since they do not hold title to the property, but merely the right to use it -- at least until the next purge. In either case, the government officials hold the economic, political and legal power of life or death over the citizens."
--Ayn Rand
(1905-1982) Author
Source: “The Fascist New Frontier,” The Ayn Rand Column, p.98

Friday, July 15, 2016


"Government spending on business only aggravates the problem. Too many business have successfully lobbied for special favors and treatment by seeking mandates for their products, subsidies (in the form of cash payments from the government), and regulations and tariffs to keep more efficient competitors at bay. Crony capitalism is much easier than competing in an open market. But it erodes our overall standard of living and stifles entrepreneurs by rewarding the politically favored rather than those who provide what consumers want."
--Charles Koch
(1935-) American businessman and philanthropist
Source: Koch, Charles (March 1, 2011). "Why Koch Industries Is Speaking Out". The Wall Street Journal.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Common III

"We must win the common people in every corner. This will be obtained chiefly by means of the schools; and by open, hearty behavior, show condescension, popularity, and toleration of their prejudices, which we shall at leisure root out and dispel."

--Adam Weishaupt
(1748-1830?) [Spartacus] Professor of Natural and Canon Law at Germany's Ingolstadt University, founded The Order of the Illuminati on May 1, 1776.
He designed the very plan of world domination that is still in use today to enslave the world's masses.

Source: quoted in John Robinson’s Proofs of a Conspiracy, 1795, reprinted by Western Islands, Boston, 1967, p. 111

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


"Man is about to be an automaton; he is identifiable only in the computer. As a person of worth and creativity, as a being with an infinite potential, he retreats and battles the forces that make him inhuman.

The dissent we witness is a reaffirmation of faith in man; it is protest against living under rules and prejudices and attitudes that produce the extremes of wealth and poverty and that make us dedicated to the destruction of people through arms, bombs, and gases, and that prepare us to think alike and be submissive objects for the regime of the computer."

--William O. Douglas
"Points of Rebellion" (1970)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


"Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to the present."
--Albert Camus

Monday, July 11, 2016


When an opponent declares, "I will not come over to your side," I calmly say, "Your child belongs to us already... What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community."
--Adolph Hitler, speech, November 6, 1933

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Progress VI

"Every passing hour brings the Solar System forty-three thousand miles closer to Globular Cluster M13 in Hercules--and still there are some misfits who insist that there is no such thing as progress."
--Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
"The Sirens of Titan" (1959)

Saturday, July 09, 2016


"In the days before machinery men and women who wanted to amuse themselves were compelled, in their humble way, to be artists. Now they sit still and permit professionals to entertain them by the aid of machinery. It is difficult to believe that general artistic culture can flourish in this atmosphere of passivity."
--Aldous Huxley
"The Doors of Perception" (1954)

Friday, July 08, 2016


"Kinship with all creatures of the earth, sky, and water was a real and active principle. In the animal and bird world there existed a brotherly feeling that kept us safe among them... The animals had rights - the right of man's protection, the right to live, the right to multiply, the right to freedom, and the right to man's indebtedness. This concept of life and its relations filled us with the joy and mystery of living; it gave us reverence for all life; it made a place for all things in the scheme of existence with equal importance to all."
--Chief Luther Standing Bear

Thursday, July 07, 2016


"People everywhere confuse,
What they read in newspapers with news."
--A. J. Liebling [Abbott Joseph Liebling] (1904-1963)
Journalist, author
Source: The New Yorker, April 7, 1956

Wednesday, July 06, 2016


"The man of apt to be very wise in his own conceit; and is often so enamoured with the supposed beauty of his own ideal plan of government, that he cannot suffer the smallest deviation from any part of it...  He seems to imagine that he can arrange the different members of a great society with as much ease as the hand arranges the different pieces upon a chess-board. He does not consider that in the great chess-board of human society, every single piece has a principle of motion of its own, altogether different from that which the legislature might choose to impress upon it."
--Adam Smith
(1723-1790) Scottish philosopher and economist Source: The Theory Of Moral Sentiments, Part VI, Section II, Chapter II, pp. 233-4

Tuesday, July 05, 2016


I was on a talk show recently, and the host asked me, "What do you think about the dope problem?" I said, "Definitely, I feel we have too many dopes." No question about it. That's why we have a drug problem, I feel; it's because everyone has access to's all those DRUG stores, right? Every three or four blocks, there's a big sign: "DRUGS", "Open All Night--DRUGS", "We Deliver--DRUGS", "Cut-rate DRUGS"'s the biggest thing on their sign: "Cosmetics--Sundries--DRUGS".
--George Carlin

Monday, July 04, 2016

Infinitely II

"I am convinced that those societies (as the Indians) which live without government enjoy in their general mass an infinitely greater degree of happiness than those who live under the European governments."
--Thomas Jefferson
Letter to Colonel Edward Carrington, Paris, (January 16, 1787)

Sunday, July 03, 2016


"In thinking of America, I sometimes find myself admiring her bright blue sky--her grand old woods--her fertile fields--her beautiful rivers--her mighty lakes, and star-crowned mountains. But my rapture is soon checked, my joy is soon turned to mourning. When I remember that all is cursed with the infernal spirit of slaveholding, robbery and wrong,--when I remember that with the waters of her noblest rivers, the tears of my brethren are borne to the ocean, disregarded and forgotten, and that her most fertile fields drink daily of the warm blood of my outraged sisters, I am filled with unutterable loathing."
--Frederick Douglass

Saturday, July 02, 2016


"Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. When the people give way, their deceivers, betrayers, and destroyers press upon them so fast, that there is no resisting afterwards. The nature of the encroachment upon the American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer, it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited, and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, and frugality, become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole society."
--John Adams
(1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President
Source: Novanglus Letters, 1774

Friday, July 01, 2016


"... but if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude, that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people, while there is a large body of citizens, little if at all inferior to them in discipline and use of arms, who stand ready to defend their rights..."
--Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)
Source: Federalist, No. 29