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Doghouse has some apt words directed as the asshole leaving the White House:
History will only deepen the judgment of the reality-based community. Bush was a total disaster. We are in for decades of suffering as a result.
He kept us safe, they say. (The 'they' being the dimwits and Christians who still think Bush is a leader.) Well, he kept us safe after we were attacked, at a time when another large scale terrorist event was unlikely, given the logistics and the inevitable response of any national government to 9/11. He might as well claim credit for keeping Earth safe from a comet impact.
A parable: A sheriff is responsible for protecting the train from robbers on its trip from New York to San Fransisco. The train gets robbed by brigands just after leaving NYC. When the train gets to SF, someone asks the lawman how the trip went. He replies, "Good!"
"Really, I heard the train was robbed."
"Well," the sheriff says, "after the robbery, I kept the train from being robbed again!"
The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of the working people and the few, who make up the employing class, have all the good things of life. Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers of the world organize as a class, take possession of the means of production, abolish the wage system, and live in harmony with the Earth. -- IWW
In a democracy it is necessary that people should learn to endure having their sentiments outraged. -- Bertrand Russell
Let us strangle the last king with the entrails of the last priest. -- Denis Diderot
It's not that no one sees the straight line to Doomtown we've been on since Reagan, it's that there's big profits in it. The most superficially Christian and Other-Worldly-Yearning nation in the developed world is the one most likely to kill you for your shoes. -- Doghouse Riley
The true purpose of education is to try to foster in students a kind of critical cosmopolitanism, such that they learn, among other things, to question any notion that one’s nation or tribe is favored by God or destiny. -- Michael Bérubé
It is not enough to decry the existence of the Spectacle. We intend to use both art and theory as a battering ram against Capitalism and its false opposition, tribalism, in all of its mystical forms. We believe it is possible to move beyond the inexcusable savagery of everyday life. -- The Anti-Naturals
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