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"The essence of Fascism is to make laws against everything and then selectively enforce them against your enemies."

Unknown Politics

"The mendacity of the press can be divided into two groups: the yellow press lies every day without hesitating. But other, like the Times, Speak the truth on all inconsequential occasions, so they can deceive the public with the requisite authority when it becomes necessary."

Zola Press

"Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men for the nastiest of motives will somehow work for the benefit of all."

John Maynard Keynes Capitalism

"If you're standing in the manure pile, it's somebody's job to mention the stink. Those Congressmen are saying we have to call it a meadow of buttercups instead of a cesspool. Even the artists have to."

"Well, but suppose the artists's job is just to keep everyone amused? Maybe get their minds off the stink, by calling it a meadow. Where's the harm?"

"Nobody will climb out of the pile. There's the harm. They'll keep where they are, deep to the knees in dung, trying to outdo each other remarking on the buttercups."

The Lacuna

Barbara Kingsolver Politics

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead."

US patriot & political philosopher

Thomas Paine Inteligence

"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist."

Brazilian Catholic Priest

Helder Camera Politics

“I hope we shall... crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and to bid defiance to the laws of our country.”

Letter to George Logan. November 12, 1816

Thomas Jefferson Capitalism

"The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

Hermann Göring Politics

"Beware of Con Artists: the best lies are hidden between two truths."

Unknown Advice

In his memoir, “Gaily, Gaily", Ben Hecht describes his years as a cub reporter at The Chicago Daily Journal starting in 1910. The first thing Hecht did was get his girlfriend, who was “in harlot servitude” when they met, hired as the “first girl reporter” at the paper for $12 a week by pretending she was a Van Arsdale who was a niece of Edith Wharton.

When she got caught selling her services in the newsroom, Hecht’s cynical Irish editor advised him that reforming women was a time-waster.

“The female, from birth onward, is a mist of lies,” the editor intoned. “And her white belly is a shrine for swindle and delusion.”

Ben Hecht Other

"Rape or other personal assaults on the job with no legal redress as a condition of your employment (all while asserting that you have no employment "contract") is Republican Tort Reform.

30 Republicans voted to keep rape victims from being able to seek justice.

N/A Politics

"You cannot reorganize village life to suit the village idiot."

Unknown Advice

"Paranoia simply means being in possession of all the facts."

Unknown Advice

"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."

Mark Twain Advice

"Mankind is the missing link between the ape and human being."

Unknown Advice