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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Togs's Quotes of the Week, May 17 08

The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.
- Ernesto 'Che' Guevara.

The working class has nothing to lose but their chains. They have the world to win. Workers of the world, unite!
-Karl Marx

Sometimes I sit down to dinner with people and I realize there is a massive military machine surrounding us, trying to kill the people I'm having dinner with.
-Rachel Corrie

When Bush says democracy, I often wonder what he's referring to.
-Angela Davis

I've learned in my years as a journalist that when a politician says 'That's ridiculous' you're probably on the right track.
-Amy Goodman

Those looking for ideology in the White House should consider this: For the men who rule our world, rules are for other people.
-Naomi Klein

The first schools of journalism were set up, and a mythology of liberal neutrality was spun around the professional journalist. The right to freedom of expression was associated with the new media and with the great corporations, and the whole thing was, as Robert McChesney put it so well, “entirely bogus”. -John Pilger

1492. As children we were taught to memorize this year with pride and joy as the year people began living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America. Actually, people had been living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America for hundreds of years before that. 1492 was simply the year sea pirates began to rob, cheat, and kill them. -Kurt Vonnegut US novelist (1922 -2007)

Do you think that the people of South Africa, or anywhere on the continent of Africa, or India, or Pakistan are longing to be kicked around all over again? -Arundhati Roy

Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war - for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more.
-Joseph Heller, US Author of Catch 22

Ah, bless you, Sister, may all your sons be bishops.
-Brendan Behan

His last words to a nun in a Roman Catholic hospital. Togs

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