Flotsam & Jetsam

“The execution of Fred Hampton was the gravest domestic crime of the Nixon administration.”

– Noam Chomsky, quoted in The Assassination of Fred Hampton, by Jeffrey Haas


“As a people, we have become obsessed with Health. There is something fundamentally, radically unhealthy about all this. We do not seem to be seeking more exuberance in living as much as staving off failure, putting off dying. We have lost all confidence in the human body.”

– Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and the Snail (1979)


“Everybody’s a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We’re all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos.”

– David Cronenberg


“Patriotism is … a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it…”

– George Bernard Shaw


“Politics, n. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.”

– Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

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