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Today’s Favorite Quotes – the Conquerors and the Conquered

Quotes for March 12, 2013

“Corporations are getting better and better at seducing us into thinking the way they think—of profits as the telos and responsibility as something to be enshrined in symbol and evaded in reality. Cleverness as opposed to wisdom. Wanting and having instead of thinking and making. We cannot stop it. I suspect what’ll happen is that there will be some sort of disaster—depression, hyperinflation—and then it’ll be showtime: We’ll either wake up and retake our freedom or we’ll fall apart utterly. Like Rome—conqueror of its own people.”
David Foster Wallace

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

 “We are a nation of sheep, and someone else owns the grass.”
George Carlin

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3 Responses

  1. It’s confusing and yet if we really look at it, we can see that it’s a world that is this way, not just the United States. While we cannot live in a bubble, we must prepare for the worst. Either accept our fate or take the bull by the horns and prepare to survive the best way we can, living (somehow) independent of our government, and big business. Becoming….outlaws…???

    • We are in it and of it. Resistance is, if not futile, certainly limited. The peasant revolts throughout history, the horrible fate of the Cathars, and the sad attempts by the Luddites, all these are examples of standing steadfast in the rush of the herd

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