"The world does not reward honesty and independence, it rewards obedience and service. It’s a world of concentrated power, and those who have power are not going to reward people who question that power."-Chomsky

"The trouble with self-delusion, either in a person or a society, is that reality doesn't care what anybody believes, or what story they put out. Reality doesn't "spin." Reality does not have a self-image problem. Reality does not yield its workings to self-esteem management." -J.H. Kunstler

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows."-Dylan

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

George Carlin: Politicians and Voting

‎"I believe if you vote, you have no right to complain. People like to twist that around... but where's the logic in that? If you vote and you elect dishonest, incompetent people and they get into office and screw everything up, YOU are responsible for what they have done. YOU caused the problem. YOU voted them in. YOU have no right to complain. I... on the other hand... who did not vote, who in fact did not even leave the house on election day, am in no way responsible for what these people have done and have every right to complain as loud as I want about the mess YOU created that I had nothing to do with." "I'm sure as soon as the election is over, your country will improve immediately. As for me, I'll be home on that day doing essentially the same thing as you, the only difference is that when I get finished masturbating, I'm gonna have a little something to show for it!"