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Conspiracies

The Trilateral Commission is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States.
— Senator Barry Goldwater
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With no Apologies

Men born to freedom are naturally alert

Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purpose is beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.
— Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856-1941)
Olmstead et al. vs. United States, 277 U.S. 438, 478, 1928

Schwartz on Beer

I wrote the entire text of Intermediate Perl while sitting at a brewpub in Beaverton, Oregon, always having been under the influence of at least two pints of their ale. It has been called my "best writing ever". I daresay that many of my 255 Perl columns were also written under similar circumstances. For me, to "concentrate" to write seems to require some sort of chemical influence. Otherwise, I get easily distracted by shiny objects, and can't "concentrate".
— Randal L. Schwartz

Is that why?

As I approached my fiftieth birthday, I had become more and more enraged and mystified by the idiot decisions of my countrymen. And then I had come suddenly to pity them, for I understood how innocent and natural it was for them to behave so abominably, and with such abominable results: They were doing their best to live like people invented in story books. This was the reason Americans shot each other so often: It was a convenient literary device for ending short stories and books.
— Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Breakfast of Champions

Horrified

We would be horrified if the government ordered agents into libraries to burn books. We should be equally horrified when the government seeks to erase public documents from electronic libraries. If hypertext is to carry out its traditions, then what is published must remain so. Erasure will make no flame and smoke, but the stench of book-burning will remain.
— K. Eric Drexler
Engines of Creation

Repugnant

Despite the broad appeal of an open future, some people will oppose it. The power-hungry, the intolerant idealists, and a handful of sheer people-haters will find the prospect of freedom and diversity repugnant. The question is, will they shape public policy?
— K. Eric Drexler
Engines of Creation

Inferiority

The wife should be inferior to the husband. That is the only way to insure equality between the two.
— Martial

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