We allow the most atrocious lies uttered by political and moral prostitutes to go unchallenged. These lies are endlessly recycled in the commercial media until they become ingrained in the public conscience as truth. Worse than burying our heads in the sand, we bury them up our collective ass. How do you like the view? — Charles Sullivan
It is a government of the people by the people for the people no longer. It is a government of corporations by corporations for corporations. — Rutherford. B. Hayes
All that is required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. — Sir Edmund Burke
What shall we say when history asks how such crimes came to be committed in the name of America? Will we say that we stood silently by, shrugging our shoulders, filling our bellies, closing our eyes? Or will we be able to say: We saw. We dissented. We resisted. We condemned. — Chris Floyd
All experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer… than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. — The Declaration of Independence
"You've heard of Confucius, haven't you, Mog?"
"Isn't he the Chinese dude who came up with all those one-line precepts?"
"He wrote analects, Mog. He taught things like: A ruler must govern according to high moral standards. A well-ordered society has its foundation in the family. The political function of the people is to obey their ruler. A ruler serves the interests of his subjects, but if he does not, the citizens have the divine right to rebellion and must overthrow him."
"I've got some precepts of my own, Yaw. Care to hear them?"
"Not really, Mog."
Big money and big business, corporations and commerce, are again the undisputed overlords of politics and government. The White House, the Congress and, increasingly, the judiciary, reflect their interests. We appear to have a government run by remote control from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Petroleum Institute. To hell with everyone else. — Bill Moyers
The principal power in Washington is no longer the government of the people it represents. It is the Money Power. Under the deceptive cloak of campaign contributions, access and influence, votes and amendments are bought and sold. Money established priorities of action, holds down federal revenues, revises federal legislation, shifts income from the middle class to the very rich. Money restrains the enforcement of laws written to protect the country from abuses of wealth–laws that mandate environmental protection, antitrust laws, laws to protect the consumer against fraud, laws that safeguard the securities markets, and many more. — Richard N. Goodwin (Speechwriter for John F. Kennedy)
Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power. — Mussolini