Monday, July 24, 2006

The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid.
Art Spander
Democracy consists of choosing your dictators - after they've told you what you think you want to hear. Alan Corenk
I could think of no worse example for nations abroad...than that of the United States wrangling over the results of our presidential election, and even suggesting that the presidency itself could be stolen by thievery at the ballot box.
Thomas Jefferson

'06 Vote? (see: '00 & '02 & '04)

(image by the Black Rose)
Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
George Bernard Shaw
An election is nothing more than the advanced auction of stolen goods.
Ambrose Bierce
Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.
Joseph Stalin

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805 - 1859)
We are the best entertained yet least informed society in the world.
Neil Postman
One of the delightful things about Americans is that they have absolutely no historical memory.
Premier Chou En-lai (PRC)
How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think.
Adolph Hitler


At the heart of the American psyche there is a fissure bridged by a preference for disassociation, willingness to look the other way - to look at the big picture of the grand ideals and forget, ignore or merely deny the troubling realities.
Sardar & Davies
One reason the United States finds itself at the edge of a foreign policy disaster is its' under-informed citizenry, a key weakness in democracy.
Stefan Halper & Jonathan Clarke
...ignorance is the mother of devotion... (anonymous)
We...are not really free if we can't control our own government and its' policies. And we will never do that if we remain ignorant.
Charley Reese
We are the most illusioned people on earth. Yet we dare not become disillusioned, because our illusions are the very house in which we live; they are our news, our heroes...our very experience.
Daniel Boorstein