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"If the U.S. really believes that supporting terrorists makes you as guilty as the terrorists themselves, then it would have to put on trial most of its military and political leadership..."
--Peter McClaren

"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine."
--William Blum

"I even take the position that sexual orgies eliminate social tensions and ought to be encouraged."
--Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Friday October 01, 2004

"The American way of life" is simply not sustainable. Because it doesn’t acknowledge that there is a world beyond America."
--Arundhati Roy

"I'd like to shrink Grover Norquist down small enough to drown in my toilet."

"No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up."
--Lily Tomlin

"Call me a conspiracy theorist if you like, so long as you call yourself a coincidence theorist."
--John Judge [Coalition On Political Assassinations]

"National lands are bent double and spread wide to accommodate the thrusting spam-javelins of corporate desire."
--Ben Tripp

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it."
--George Bernard Shaw

When asked, "What do you think of Western Civilization?" Ghandi responded,
"I think it would be a good idea."

"All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, so much as downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation."
--John Adams

"You know back in 2000 a Republican friend of mine warned me that if I voted for Al Gore and he won, the stock market would tank, we'd lose millions of jobs, and our military would be totally overstretched. You know what? I did vote for Al Gore, he did win, and I'll be damned if all those things didn't come true."
-- James Carville

"Television is altering the meaning of "being informed" by creating a species of information that might properly be called disinformation... Disinformation does not mean false information. It means misleading information - misplaced, irrelevant, fragmented or superficial information - information that creates the illusion of knowing something, but which in fact leads one away from knowing."
--Neil Postman

"What a courageous and symbolic gesture it would be for those who start and support wars to volunteer for the frontlines."

"Flags are bits of coloured cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people's minds and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead."
--Arundhati Roy

"The news and truth are not the same thing."
--Walter Lippmann

"Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise."
--Adolph Hitler

"Only the grand scale of the crimes conceived and directed by the [U.S.] ruling elite distinguishes them from garden variety killers." [abridged]
--Darrell Hamamoto

"Any information about "god" from sources other than "god", is noise."

"The twentieth century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy."
--Alex Carey

"The media want to maintain their intimate relation to state power. They want to get leaks, they want to get invited to the press conferences. They want to rub shoulders with the Secretary of State, all that kind of business. To do that, you've got to play the game, and playing the game means telling their lies, serving as their disinformation apparatus."
--Noam Chomsky

"I think of Colin Powell as a tool, and Condoleezza Rice as an oily lubricant that soothed resistance to America's insertion into Iraq."

"We are a people on the verge of amusing ourselves to death."
--Neil Postman

"If someone named Jesus actually delivered the "Sermon on the Mount" noted in the Bible, he would have little to do with many who claim "Christianity"."

"Is it possible that we have let ideology keep us from considering the very real, everyday problems of the people we represent?"
--Ronald Reagan in a brief moment of clarity

"So we [taxpayers] pay them to destroy the country, and then we pay them to rebuild it. Those are gifts from U.S. taxpayer to U.S. corporations..."
--Noam Chomsky

"One of history's supreme moments of irony was awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Henry Kissinger."

"The corporations don't have to lobby the government any more. They are the government."
--Jim Hightower

"The best way to ensure your own security is to avoid threatening anyone."

"The men and women who enlist in this country's military [should] be told that they are, and always have been, protecting corporate interests."
--Chante Wolf Veterans for Peace activist

"A terrorist is someone who has a bomb but doesn't have an air force."
--William Blum

"The military and the press...have turned war into a vast video game. Its very essence - death - is hidden from public view."
--Chris Hedges war correspondent for New York Times

"There is often more wisdom in one episode of 'South Park' than in all of Washington D.C."

"Anything that doesn't kill me, pisses me off."
--ded bob

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