politics

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Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.

January 29, 2016 Edward Abbey ,

“Kindness” covers all of my political beliefs. No need to spell them out. I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.

Contrary to what the politicians and religious leaders would like us to believe, the world won’t be made safer by creating barriers between people. Cries of “They’re evil, let’s get ‘em” or “The infidels must die” sound frightening, but they’re desperately empty of argument and understanding. They’re the rallying cries of prejudice, the call to arms of those who find it easier to hate than admit they might be not be right about everything. Armageddon is not around the corner. This is only what the people of violence want us to believe. The complexity and diversity of the world is the hope for the future.

Whenever the powers of government are placed in any hands other than those of the community, whether those of one man, of a few, or of several, those principles of human nature which imply that government is at all necessary, imply that those persons will make use of them to defeat the very end for which government exists.

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.

September 2, 2014 P. J. O'Rourke ,

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

August 7, 2014 Douglas Adams

Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.

August 5, 2014 Joseph Stalin

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won’t cross the street to vote in a national election.

July 29, 2014 Bill Vaughan ,

If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living asking ‘Do you want fries with that?’

June 29, 2014 John Cleese