“When I was in high school I asked myself at one point: “Why do I care if my high school’s team wins the football game? I don’t know anybody on the team, they have nothing to do with me… why am I here and applaud? It does not make any sense.” But the point is, it does make sense: It’s a way of building up irrational attitudes of submission to authority and group cohesion behind leadership elements. In fact it’s training in irrational jingoism. That’s also a feature of competitive sports.” – Noam Chomsky
“I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.”
“Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.” – Aristotle, http://www.bquot.es/s/1503
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.
America would be a better place if
leaders would do more long-term thinking.
— Wilma Mankiller
The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of failure. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I, therefore, intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt.
– Barack Obama