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Words of Wisdom
- When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
- – Mark Twain
- Whenever a particular freedom is put in question, freedom in general is put in question.
- – Karl Marx
- Too much consistency is as bad for the mind as it is for the body. Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
- – Aldous Huxley
- I didn’t really say everything I said.
- – Yogi Berra
The shadow which haunts the power structure is the danger that those who are controlled will come to realize that they are powerless only so long as they think they are. Once people stop believing they are powerless, then the whole edifice which they support is in danger of collapse.
Against All Odds
Apologists for censorship invariably profess noble motives. They tell us that of course they are in favour of freedom of speech ‘in principle’ – then they go on to explain that ‘the greater good’ requires denying freedom of speech to people whose views they dislike.
Free speech for me – you shut up
If Hitchcock had made a film about neoliberal economics, the Chicago School of Economics would be the Bates Motel, Milton Friedman would be the demented proprietor, and Friedrich Hayek would be the dead mother in the attic.
Neoliberal House of Horrors
The Left has engaged in the futile pursuit of ‘moving the NDP to the left’ since 1933, achieving pretty much the same result as a dog chasing its tail.
Let’s Stop Kidding Ourselves About the NDP