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“All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out.” – I.F. Stone

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“All governments lie,

but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials

smoke the same hashish they give out.” – I.F. Stone

from “In a Time of Torment, 1961-1967” (1967), p. 317


A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?

Or fester like a sore–
And then run?

Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over–
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

– Langston Hughes


Lack of political will = Corruption

Lack of political will = Corruption


“All great art contains at its center contemplation, a dynamic contemplation.”

“All great art contains at its center contemplation, a dynamic contemplation.”
~Susan Sontag
(9/10/1964)


“Law is merely the expression of the will of the strongest for the time being.”

“Law is merely the expression of the will of the strongest for the time being.”

Brooks Adams


“The law is simply whatever is boldly asserted and plausibly maintained”

“The law is simply whatever is boldly asserted and plausibly maintained” – from “Burr, A Novel,” p.136 by Gore Vidal

The consensus seems to be that it is an actual Burr quote.


Much absurdity…

Much absurdity and suffering has come from making a dogma of an extreme reaction.

– 21st Century Poet


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