Monthly Archives: May 2014

Accept No Imitations!

“The great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are.” –Niccolo Machiavelli Is it me, or are people just weird? Sure, … Continue reading

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Getting It Done

“The two greatest obstacles to democracy in the United States are, first, the widespread delusion among the poor that we have a democracy, and second, the chronic terror among the rich, lest we get one.” –Edward Dowling I like the … Continue reading

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All Together Now

“I think there are two ways in which people are controlled. First of all frighten people, and secondly demoralize them.” –Tony Benn For some reason, I’ve been remembering how people cross the street in New York City. I’m from small-town … Continue reading

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No Pain, No Gain

“What the people want is very simple. They want an America as good as its promise.” –Barbara Jordan Fame is fleeting, we’re told. And that’s when it’s based on real accomplishments. The appealing idea of America, with everyone created equal, … Continue reading

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Who’s Paranoid Now?

“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 … Continue reading

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We Must Not Need to Know

“If you don’t read the newspapers, you are uninformed. And if you do read them, you are misinformed.” –Mark Twain “A man’s judgment cannot be better than the information on which he has based it. Give him no news or … Continue reading

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