Trying To Maintain Rationality

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Small Compilation Of Quotes To Help Combat Neocon Douchenozzles, Courtesy Of Leftist Grandpa

Grandpa Eddie (Leftist Grandpa of has had this on his sidebar for a quite while -- I thought I'd reproduce it here, in case you've never been to his blog. His place is one of my favorites; he's a fellow Wisconsinite with the heart of a lion. Check it out sometime.


    When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. -- Thomas Jefferson

    A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. -- John F. Kennedy

    Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it. -- Mark Twain

    When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag, carrying a cross. -- Sinclair Lewis (1935)

    There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty. -- John Adams

    Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction. -- Blaise Pascal

    The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere. -- Thomas Jefferson to Abigail Adams, 1787.

    It is better to die on your feet then live on your knees. -- Emiliano Zapata

Goddamn right, Emiliano Zapata.


  • Not in the same league as the good people you list, but a voice that should be heard: Paul Craig Roberts at Counterpunch:

    Many ask me how economists can be so blind to reality. Here is my answer: Many economists are bought and paid for by outsourcers. Most of the studies claiming to prove that Americans benefit from outsourcing are done by economic consulting firms hired by outsourcers. Or they are done by think tanks or university professors dependent on corporate donors. Or they reflect the ideology of “free market economists” who are committed to the belief that “freedom” is good and always produces good results. Since outsourcing is merely the freedom of property to act in its interest, and since this self-interest is always guided by an invisible hand to the greater welfare of everyone, outsourcing, ipso facto, is good for America. Anyone who doesn’t think so is a fascist who wants to take away the rights of property. Seriously, this is what passes for analysis among “free market economists.” nauretok

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thursday, February 16, 2006 12:33:00 PM  

  • Oui oui... so true.

    I can always count on you for good econ-related stuff!

    By Blogger EconAtheist, at Thursday, February 16, 2006 1:14:00 PM  

  • Thanks, pal, that was beautiful.

    By Blogger Grandpa Eddie, at Friday, February 17, 2006 5:08:00 AM  

  • I gotta get my "Plugs for Pops" in, occasionally... ;)

    By Blogger EconAtheist, at Friday, February 17, 2006 9:14:00 AM  

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