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“To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wistom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be placed under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harrassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality.”     P. J. Proudhon,    General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century

February 20, 2009

Quote Of The Day

by Brad Warbiany

Katherine Mangu-Ward, discussing beer vending machines in the Armed Forces Retirement Home:

I hear rumors from the old folks that you used to be able to get cigarettes this way as well. But that’s probably just the Alzheimer’s talking.

Sometimes it’s lines like this that remind me just how much things have changed — in my short lifetime.

As a postscript, when I was younger I always thought it would be very cool to have a beer vending machine… But now I have a kegerator, which is far, far better :-)


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