Political language -- and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists -- is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.
But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.
Whatever is funny is subversive, every joke is ultimately a custard pie... a dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.
In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.
All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.
At fifty everyone has the face he deserves.
Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.
John Stuart Mill
Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men.
A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
Don't let schooling interfere with your education.
All generalizations are false, including this one.
A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
The Public is merely a multiplied "me."
Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we."
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.
Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.
Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
Otto Von Bismarck
When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.
Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.
Be polite; write diplomatically ;even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.
A witty saying proves nothing.
If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated.
When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does not understand, that is metaphysics.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
The best way to be boring is to leave nothing out.
Philosophy stands in the same relation to the study of the actual world as masturbation to sexual love.
All I know is I'm not a Marxist.
The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.
Saturday, July 03, 2004
Members of US House Requests UN Observers for Nov 2nd Election
According to the Associated Press, the chairman of a new federal voting commission has recommeneded establishing guidelines for rescheduling elections if terrorists strike the United States again.
The head of the voting panel, DeForest B. Soaries, was appointed by President Bush last year. Although Mr. Soaries has written several letters to Tom Ridge, and Condalezza rice, he still waiting for a response. Mr. Soaries said that they have not yet begun any meaningful discussion. He also noted the complicated issues involved, "The states control elections, but on the national scale where every state has its own election laws and its own election chief, who's in charge?"
No one apparently, several members of the House of Representatives have requested that the United Nations send observers to monitor the November 2 the election on November the 2nd. Leading the effort was Florida representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, who cited a need to "ensure free and fair elections in America," in a press release. The report was released after a bi-partisan commission ruled, that "despite promised nationwide reforms (of the voting system) ... adequate steps have not been taken to ensure that a similar situation will not arise in 2004 that arose in 2000."
These alligations seem fair, in lew of a new Flordia list of 48,000 people identified as felons who are ineligible to vote.
"Weird. I've never been arrested for felonies," William Miller, 50, of Tampa. Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe said of thenew list. "Florida's list of felons ... needs to be scrapped." Mr Mchaliffe said that "This potential careless and needless disfranchisement of thousands of voters is extremely disturbing,"
Gov. Jeb Bush's spokesman dismissed the complaints as "pure politics." Sure Jeb, us getting up in arms about you allowing you brother stealing the election was "pure politics" as well.
In othernews, A Catholic lawyer went medieval on Sen. John Kerry's ass by filling a heresy charge with the Archdiocese of Boston; The lawyer accuses Kerry of causing a "most serious scandal to the American public" by receiving Holy Communion as a pro-choice Catholic. Tell me that isn't "pure politics." It's
quite inline with Dick Cheney's recent bumper-sticker alligations of Kerrry being "on the left, out of the mainstream and out of touch with the conservative values of the heartland." As one comedian put it, "Why is it called the heartland? Because the brain ain't there." The attacks were inevitably a response to Kerry's increasingly common message of restoring the "honor the values that built our country." Cheney claims that Kerry must have "developed amnesia" on the campaign trail, because he is claiming to hold "conservative" values. Sure Dick, the "un-GWBUSH" people want to take a crap on our nations heritage. Bear in mind, that the Bush White House would be better defined as "radical" and "doesn't tax, but spends Liberal". They are only "conservative" in a way that panders to the radical-religious right. Of course Bush has conceeded that we are "a bit more religious in America," but he added that he was referring to Jews, Christians and Muslims alike (wink wink).
"Netpolitik is a new style of diplomacy that seeks to exploit the powerful capabilities of the Internet to shape politics, culture, values, and personal identity. But unlike Realpolitik — which seeks to advance a nation’s political interests through amoral coercion — Netpolitik traffics in “softer” issues such as moral legitimacy, culturalidentity, societal values, and public perception." - The Rise of Netpolitik
PUN-DIT (n) : A learned man; a teacher; a source of opinion; a critic: a political pundit.