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Nothing happens by accident

"In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, it was planned that way."

-- Franklin D. Roosevelt

For every dollar...

"For every dollar the boss has and didn't work for, one of us worked for a dollar and didn't get it."

-- Big Bill Haywood

The greatest good...

"Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone."

-- John Maynard Keynes

Henry Porter, Last Words

"I want to thank Father Walsh for his spiritual help. I want to thank Bob Ray (Sanders) and Steve Blow for their friendship. What I want people to know is that they call me a cold-blooded killer when I shot a man that shot me first. The only thing that convicted me was that I am a Mexican and that he was a police officer. People hollered for my life, and they are to have my life tonight. The people never hollered for the life of the policeman that killed a thirteen-year-old boy who was handcuffed in the back seat of a police car. The people never hollered for the life of a Houston police officer who beat up and drowned Jose Campo Torres and threw his body in the river. You call that equal justice. This is your equal justice. This is America’s equal justice. A Mexican’s life is worth nothing. When a policeman kills someone he gets a suspended sentence or probation. When a Mexican kills a police officer this is what you get. From there you call me a cold-blooded murderer. I didn’t tie anyone to a stretcher. I didn’t pump any poison into anybody’s veins from behind a locked door. You call this justice. I call this and your society a bunch of cold-blooded murderers. I don’t say this with any bitterness or anger. I just say this with truthfulness. I hope God forgives me for all my sins. I hope that God will be as merciful to society as he has been to me. I’m ready, Warden."

-- Henry Porter, 9 July 1985, last statement of Texas prisoner before being executed

You can say anything you want in a debate...

"Bush's press secretary told reporters after a 1984 debate with his then vice presidential opponent: 'You can say anything you want in a debate, and 80 million people hear it. If reporters then document that a candidate spoke untruthfully, so what? Maybe 200 people read it, or 2,000, or 20,000.'"

-- Holly Sklar

Mark Twain on Conspiracy

"The wronger a conspiracy is, the better it is." 

-- Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer's Conspiracy

Nietzsche on the Mass Man

"The man who does not wish to be merely one of the mass only needs to cease to be easy on himself."

-- Nietzsche

Lincoln on the Know-Nothings

I am not a Know-Nothing. That is certain. How could I be? How can any one who abhors the oppression of negroes, be in favor of degrading classes of white people? Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that "all men are created equal." We now practically read it "all men are created equal, except Negroes." When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read "all men are created equal, except Negroes and foreigners and Catholics." When it comes to this, I shall prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty - to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.

--Abraham Lincoln, "Letter to Joshua F. Speed," August 24, 1855.

If the rich...

"If the rich could hire other people to die for them, the poor could make a wonderful living."

-- Yiddish proverb

To accept opinions...

To accept opinions is to gain the good solid feeling of being correct without having to think.

-- C. Wright Mills, The Power Elite
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