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England is a family with the wrong members in control

October 20, 2013 Leave a comment

“England is a family with the wrong members in control. Almost entirely we are governed by the rich, and by people who step into position of command by right of birth. Few if any of these people are consciously treacherous, some of them are not even fools, but as a class they are quite incapable of leading us to victory. They could not do it, even if their material interests did not constantly trip them up. As I pointed out earlier, they have been artificially stupefied. Quite apart from anything else, the rule of money sees to it that we shall be governed largely by the old – that is, by people utterly unable to grasp what age they are living in or what enemy they are fighting.”

Written in a context of war.  Cameron’s exhortations to a wartime spirit, (after Shewhomustnotbenamed) started this.  This is what someone wrote of the Tories at the time.  Has much changed?



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A minor fantasy author sums up Tory Policy?

October 2, 2013 Leave a comment

“Evil creatures want to separate themselves from consequence, but force it on others. That’s what they really want. They want to be able to do whatever they want, when they want, how they want, and they don’t want to be judged or forced to pay for their actions. On the other hand, if someone crosses them, they want to exact the full measure of retribution. An inconsistent application of consequence ”that is the true definition of evil.” ”


Delver Magic Book IV: Nightmare’s Shadow,  Jeff Inlo

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September 27, 2013 Leave a comment

“Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate”
Bertrand Russell

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Capitalist Cats

June 2, 2013 Leave a comment

“A three legged Siamese, with a patch over his left eye, said there wasn’t enough happiness to go round and that he wasn’t going to give up any of his happiness for some dumb little orphan kittens. When I tried to explain that happiness didn’t work like that he struck me repeatedly across the face. He wouldn’t stop hitting me until I said, “Happiness is the exclusive privilege of the rich,” twenty times.”

The Secret Diary of Adrian Cat (Linda Macfarlane and Stuart Macfarlane), Page 74

Grumpy Cat cites Mark Twain (about Coalitions?)

May 13, 2013 Leave a comment
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May 8, 2013 Leave a comment

“A child’s voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who’ve forgotten how to listen.”

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The Flobots on Struggle

April 5, 2013 Leave a comment

we are building up a new world
do not sit idly by
do not remain neutral
do not rely on this broadcast alone
we are only as strong as our signal
there is a war going on for your mind
if you are thinking you are winning
resistance is victory
defeat is impossible
your weapons are already in hand
reach within you and find the means by which to gain your freedom
fight with tools
your fate and that of everyone you know depends on it

-THe Flobots

Album – Fight With Tools – 2007

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Anja Jenkins on inheritance

January 7, 2013 Leave a comment



Anya: And it’s automatically you. You really do think you’re better than we are.
Buffy: No, I —
Anya: But we don’t know. We don’t know if you’re actually better. I mean, you came into the world with certain advantages, sure. I mean, that’s the legacy.
Buffy: I —
Anya: But you didn’t earn it. You didn’t work for it. You’ve never had anybody come up to you and say you deserve these things more than anyone else. They were just handed to you. So that doesn’t make you better than us. It makes you luckier than us.



Empty places, Buffy 7.19, Drew Z. Greenberg

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From the archives: Henry Ford on Wages

January 4, 2013 Leave a comment

I have learned through the years a good deal about wages. I believe in the first place that, all other considerations aside, our own sales depend in a measure upon the wages we pay. If we can distribute high wages, then that money is going to be spent and it will serve to make storekeepers and distributors and manufacturers and workers in other lines more prosperous and their prosperity will be reflected in our sales.

My Life and Work – an autobiography of Henry Ford, pp 86

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The direction of the class war!

September 22, 2012 Leave a comment
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