"And where does this coal come from? Carbon. And where does carbon come from? Exploding stars. YOU PEOPLE HAVE TO KILL STARS JUST SO YOU CAN DRIVE A CAR! Won't anyone think of the stars?"
--MyLongNickName (822545), on Slashdot on steam engines in cars and power plants
"Racism is simply an ugly form of collectivism, the mindset that views humans only as members of groups and never as individuals. Racists believe that all individual who share superficial physical characteristics are alike; as collectivists, racists think only in terms of groups. By encouraging Americans to adopt a group mentality, the advocates of so-called "diversity" actually perpetuate racism. Their intense focus on race is inherently racist, because it views individuals only as members of racial groups."
-Dr. Ron Paul
"The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information."
-Henry A. Wallace, Vice President of the United State (1941-5)
"To every human problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong."
"...That is as true of intellectual as it is of practical problems. The seduction of High Modernity lay in its abstract neatness and theoretical simplicity: both of these features blinded the successors of Descartes to the unavoidable complexities of concrete human experience."
--Stephen Toulmin, Cosmopolis
"That is my principal objection to life, I think: It's too easy, when alive, to make perfectly horrible mistakes."
-Kurt Vonnegut, Deadeye Dick
">You're not big on quantum superpositioning I take it.
I can take it or leave it."
- by $RANDOMLUSER (804576) on Tuesday April 03, @04:57PM (#18594289)
"A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than a riot."
"In the 1980s capitalism triumphed over communism. In the 1990s it triumphed over democracy."
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."