Eventually–and if you’ve read some of the recent books about China’s rise, for example, “When China Rules the World” or Silicon Dragon”, you already know this–you will need to learn Mandarin Chinese, at least a rudimentary working knowledge of it. Eventually a fading West (think America and England) will be absorbed into China’s Great Realm of financial,cultural and technological empire. What will happen to job-seekers a generation from now if they don’t learn Chinese? Here’s an example… Brit teen in England refused job for not being able to speak Mandarin.
Archive for the ‘Society’ Category
Tags: Chinese cinema
Interested in the history of Chinese cinema in the Grand Banana Republic? Try Hollywood Chinese (includes a short clip).
UPDATE: June/2013. Just read a great book on a Chinese-American actress’s life behind the stereotyping. “Anna May Wong: From Laundryman’s Daughter to Hollywood Legend” (Graham Russell Gao Hodges). Did you know she was the star of the first Hollywood film in technicolor? Did you know that Hollywood had a code that, though a Chinese could play a character married to or romantically involved with a Caucasian character they could not kiss on screen? It’s a good book to read along with Iris Chang’s “Chinese In America: A Narrative History.”
Yes, folks, this is a third world subway ride in the Grand Banana Republic.
Related: Talking of mouth stuff take a gander at this all so human story: “…A frantic [Janice] Dickinson got down on all fours like ‘Lucille Ball on crack,’ and coerced the clientele into helping her locate the pearly whites, which, health inspectors-be-damned, were ultimately found.” Great news, huh?
Tags: Gun running
I don’t think there’s a lot of people anymore who don’t consider the Grand Banana Republic to be one sick mass of cat feces. Take the latest hilarious headline story:
ATF senior agent assigned to the Phoenix office in 2010, Dodson’s job is to stop gun trafficking across the border. Instead, he says he was ordered to sit by and watch it happen. Investigators call the tactic letting guns “walk.” In this case, walking into the hands of criminals who would use them in Mexico and the United States…[now here's the really funny part]… Surveillance video obtained by CBS News shows suspected drug cartel suppliers carrying boxes of weapons to their cars at a Phoenix gun shop. The long boxes shown in the video being loaded in were AK-47-type assault rifles. So it turns out ATF not only allowed it – they videotaped it.
Check out the rest of this hilarious story here.
Tags: Prison Planet
“… The same thing that happened to Detroit is now happening to dozens of other communities across the United States. From coast to coast there are formerly great manufacturing cities that have turned into rotting, post-industrial war zones. In particular, in America’s “rust belt” you can drive through town after town after town that resemble little more than post-apocalyptic wastelands. In many U.S. cities, the “real” rate of unemployment is over 30 percent. There are some communities that will start depressing you almost the moment you drive into them…” Here.
Related: While the Grand Banana Republic descends to Third World status of the typical two-tier (very rich/very poor) society China will lead the way in technical innovation during the next decade. Here. (Maybe this is the reason: Shanghai students astound educators–came in first in science testing…btw, the Grand Banana Republic came in 23rd.)
The Grand Banana Republic may be the biggest debtor nation in the world but in most other respects the writing is on the bathroom wall: China is the new star of the world. Almost half of the tallest buildings in the world are located in China. The GBR has three. Their cities are booming. “Financial gloom,” writes AP, ” has derailed plans for new towers in Chicago, Moscow, Dubai and other cities. But in China, work on the 2,074-foot (632-meter) Shanghai Tower, due to be completed in 2014, and dozens of other tall buildings is rushing ahead, powered by a buoyant economy and providing a steady stream of work to architects and engineers” (here). And getting between those modern cities? Bullet trains. China is developing thousands of kilometers of bullet train routes, with sleek 300 mph hour engines. The GBR doesn’t have one. Not only are we behind China, but we’re behind Japan and Europe too. It’s like a horse race that’s already started and we haven’t got out of the chute yet. Read story (here.
While China moves directly into the 21st century with its newly rebuilt cities, laid out in gleaming architectural splendor, and its new bullet trains between those cities making not only quickness (for business or pleasure) a marvel but bringing a futuristic thrill to the ride as well, the whole panorama of their success makes our emerging Third World status ever more apparent. With our millions of unemployed, our corrupt greedy banks raping the economy, and our inept and increasingly authoritarian government more concerned with pursuing permanent war than with improving our own social and physical infrastructure China may just feel sorry enough for us to send us care packages of food and clothing. I can see Chinese TV running ads imploring its citizens to send in a few yuan each month to sponsor a malnourished American child.
Tags: Secrets, Wikileaks
Related: There’s a good article over at Salon, reminding us that the really interesting surprise of the most recently released Wikileaks documents is the suddenly cozy group of “diverse” pols and media hipsters who have closed ranks against the Leak’s Julian Assaange. “…I don’t quite recall any entity producing as much bipartisan contempt across the American political spectrum,” quoting the article, “as WikiLeaks has: as usual, for authoritarian minds, those who expose secrets are far more hated than those in power who commit heinous acts using secrecy as their principal weapon… Here.
If you’re tired of seeing 300 pound BigMac & fries chompers with green teeth and head lice, grotesquely over-cosmeticized bulimics walking around the malls in pajamas irradiating the air with warm whiffs of residual vomit breath, nose-ringed purple-lipped hairy foul-mouthed navel-condiment slingers in Huggs, or garishly tattooed biker chicks in black combat boots and exhaust-sooted thongs riding high up from ripped low hanger jeans then head out to the Finland Station and recharge your libido. Did you know that Finland is the number one producer of natural blondes? I bet you thought it was Sweden or Norway. Yeah, that’s how much you know.
“Last Thursday I was flying to LA on the Midnight flight. I went through security my usual sour stuff. I beeped, and was shuttle to the ‘toss-em’ line. A security guy came over. I assumed the position. I had a button up shirt on that was untucked. He reached around while he was behind me and grabbed around my front pocket. I guess h was going for my flashlight but the area could have loosly been called ‘crotch.’ I said, ‘You have to ask me before you touch me or it’s assault.’ He said, ‘Once you cross that line, I can do wahtever I want.’ ” Penn Jillette (of Penn & Teller) gets riled up over frisky hands. Here……Shhhhhh, Penn, here’s a hint for next time. All you have to do is dress as a Muslim woman, replete with veil and head covering and you’ll be ushered right through……FLASH HOLD EVERYTHING STRIKE THAT LAST SARCASTIC SENTENCE…coming in off the wires: TSA says it will NOT make exemptions based on religious beliefs…Islamic organizations up in arms (really mad, smoldering, hot under the burka, brimming with outrage…………………..Here’s a direct quote from a Somali terrorist just back from a religious training camp in Yemen, Why should we be subject to the same patdowns and body scans as infidels? Why? Tell us why.) Here. (Of course the big question is, will they stick to this policy. Well, we’ll see in a couple of weeks. But keep in mind, this is what happened in Canada.)
Britain’s blaring front page Daily Mail says it all: Americans starve as executive pay rockets: 50 million people go hungry while Wall St fatcats take home millions.
Related: No, no, China, please dont do it, turn back now, no…ooops too late: China buys more worthless Grand Banana Republic debt. I’ve figured it out. They want to prop us up so we can keep buying their toxic cheap crap in Wal-Mart.
Related: BTW, here’s how the super rich scumbags escape their share of taxation: NYC’s mayor Bloomberg in action.
“…The process of settlement is a “Civilization Jihadist Process” with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions…(emphasis added.)…” Read article here (Big Peace).
Related: Sharia: the threat to America (pdf).
Related: How sharia encroachment works. It all has to do with the pusillanimousness of the host, as in, “Oh please,we’ll do anything you ask as long as you don’t call us Islamomophobic and racist and…and…..anything else horrible-sounding you can think of). Here (USA Today).
Tags: Books, E readers, Fascism
“…So if there is to be a fear of the increasing adoption of e-readers such as the Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook and iPad, that is by far the scariest thing about it, because if you were to keep all your books on such a device, some villain really could come along one day and pretty much flip the switch and take all your books away—and not just yours but everyone’s, all at once…” Here (The AWL) BTW, speaking of fascists… ”Fascists in the federal government imposing their will on the people. A schism in Congress. Top-ranked generals taking sides. States declaring independence. Soon shots were fired in the street…” Lady Deadpool (comics)
Tags: Banana Republics, Bananas
“…You no longer need to travel to distant and dangerous countries to observe such rapacious inequality…The richest 1 percent of Americans now take home almost 24 percent of income, up from almost 9 percent in 1976. As Timothy Noah of Slate noted in an excellent series on inequality, the United States now arguably has a more unequal distribution of wealth than traditional banana republics like Nicaragua, Venezuela and Guyana…” Here (NY Times)
Related: It’s in the numbers
Tags: Mark Steyn
Tags: First amendment, Free speech, U of Virginia
I can hear the bells ringing. It’s the ringing audacity of hope. The University of Virginia eliminates totalitarian speech codes. You heard me. I know you don’t believe it, I mean you’re a student living in the darkenss of your Big Brother campus and you think this is just cruel teasing…well, knave, I am not kidding. A university in the bowels of the Grand Banana Republic has actually gone First Amendment. Here (The Fire).
Rural Washington woman has been caught molesting her own children. How? For what reason? Well it seems she would broadcast her molesting live to men on the Internet. According to the story, “In addition to her own eight-year-old daughter and six-year-old son, the single mother had molested a two-week-old infant she was babysitting for a neighbor. She may never have been caught but for a European man who called authorities when Ortega attempted to arrange a rendezvous with him where he would rape her daughter, something police say she had done before…” Unfortunately there’s more to this grotesque story. Here.
Tags: Hirsi Ali, Islamic fundamentalism
Call things by their relational name. Terrorism today, for example, is primarily perpetrated by Muslims (but of course not all Muslims are terrorists). Another example: The Spanish Inquisition was a manifestation of Christian (in particular, Catholic) totalitarianism.
From the Aspen Ideas Festival (from Aug. ’07): Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Related: Former radical Islamist reveals the mindset. Here.
Related: Is Islam compatible with Liberal Democracy (from July ’07)? Here (video).
Tags: Immigration, Multiculturalism
Outside the Wellington Way polling station in Tower Hamlets yesterday, as at many other polling stations in the borough, people had to run a gauntlet of Lutfur Rahman supporters to reach the ballot box. As one Bengali woman voter went past them, we heard one of the Rahman army scolding her for her “immodest dress.” That incident is perhaps a tiny taste of the future for Britain’s poorest borough now it has elected Mr Rahman as its first executive mayor, with almost total power over its £1 billion budget. At the count last night, one very senior figure in the Tower Hamlets Labour Party said: “It really is Britain’s Islamic republic now.” Read rest of this article here (London Telegraph).
Hey the Doors said it best: Break on through to the other side. To wear these cloths in public would bring severe punishment, perhaps even death
Rule of thumb: don’t get caught.
Related: The New York Arab-American comedy festival: From the advert: “The festival also premieres two special features this year: “The Harem Show” – a daring, one-of-a-kind ‘Dirty’ Arab comedy show (for an 18+ audience) and “Arabian Idol” – a free stand-up workshop and audition for the chance to win a spot in the festival’s ‘New Faces of Arab Comedy Show.’ “
Tags: Alex Jones, Indians
Psycho chicks go wild (notice the lack of conscience and common decency)
Please do not marry one of these types of women.
“…Obviously, that is horrible. A grown woman using Facebook to post deeply insensitive photographs about a child who is dying is insane and upsetting and … BUT WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THIS F****** C*** …ACTUALLY OPEN HER MOUTH!…” Here (Video Gum).
Tags: Law, Totalitarianism
China: Liu Xiaobo, 54, a Chinese literary figure and dissident, is currently serving a long pison term years for protesting (non-violently) Chinese government. Here.
Grand Banana Republic: Lawyer jailed for refusing to pledge allegiance to flag. Here. (Note: The fact that the lawyer was released five hours later does not diminish the totalitarian nature of this case (nor does it matter what judicial level the judge was at); the fact remains, a Grand Banana Republic citizen was jailed for contempt for not “supporting the government”).
Tags: Border war, Falcon Lake, Mexico
Mexican pirates shoot Grand Banana Republic jet skier in Falcon Lake (wife escapes to safety in” hail of bullets”– here). Don’t worry, the GBR government has a solution: Don’t jet ski there.
“I look around me and I see an Empire in Decline. The US economy is clearly in a depression… not a recession, not a recovery, but a DEPRESSION of a moral, social, and financial nature. More than 40 million Americans (12%) are on Food stamps. Nearly one in five of us are unemployed of underemployed. Folks go to Wal-Mart at 11PM waiting for their government checks to clear at midnight so they can buy baby formula, milk and other necessities…” Here (Phoenix Capital Research, via Prison Planet)
Related: The jobless rate up again
Related: Joblessness gets worse in 27 states
Tags: Enviornmentalism, Fascism
Finnish environmentalist philosopher Pentti Linkolahas (his website) calls for “fascism as a necessary step to save the planet from ecological destruction, demanding that climate change deniers be ‘re-educated’ in eco-gulags and that the vast majority of humans be killed with the rest enslaved and controlled by a green police state, with people forcibly sterilized, cars confiscated and travel restricted to members of the elite.” Here (Prison Planet).
Linkolahas on democracy, obviously a view that’s becoming mainstream: “Any dictatorship would be better than modern democracy. There cannot be so incompetent dictator, that he would show more stupidity than a majority of the people. Best dictatorship would be one where lots of heads would roll and government would prevent any economical growth.”
Thomas Pynchon, in The Crying of Lot 49, describes a suburb as something that is “less an identifiable city than a grouping of concepts — census tracts, special purpose bond-issue districts, shopping nuclei, all overlaid with access roads to its own freeway.” Read about the visual realities–sort of like crop circle designs depicting a “hieroglyphic sense of concealed meaning”–via a camera and helicopter, of the novelist’s description here (NY Times).
Cops appear to be hiding something incriminating. According to accounts they have refused to release the original 911 call; also, they have confiscated CCTV footage depicting what happened. From Erik Scott’s family’s Memorial blog: Erik turned to find three officers facing him, guns drawn, and all three shouting different commands: “Get on the ground!” “Drop your weapon!” “Keep your hands up!” Erik held his hands up, spoke calmly, told them he DID have a concealed firearm and a legal CCW and was an ex-Army officer. His girlfriend was screaming about Erik being a West Point grad, former Army officer, etc. Erik leaned to his left, hands still up, to expose the pistol, and repeated, “I am disarming; I am disarming…” Witnesses say he started to lower his right hand, palm OUT, perhaps intending to remove holster and gun together — but never got the hand below his shoulder, when one of the cops (believed to be William Mosher, who had committed a fatal shooting in 2006) shot Erik in the chest with a .45-caliber semi-automatic weapon. Erik dropped to his knees, clearly in shock, his face a picture of disbelief. He was shot a second time and collapsed. The rest is ugly. The three officers unloaded again, firing a total of seven hollow-point rounds. At least four, possibly five, hit Erik in the back, after he was on the ground and dying…
[Note: There's also an account of this here (Pajamas Media).]
Tags: Liberalism, The Left
There has always been an alliance between leftist journalists /professors and totalitarians (yes, the Right has had its own fascist alliances), e.g., from the Labor Government of Britian (the basis of Orwell’s novel 1984), the New York Times’ correspondent Harrison Salisbury’s love affair with Stalin, Wilfred Burchett’s fawning “journalistic coverage” of the Viet Cong, Edgar Snow’s sympathetic account of Mao Tse Tung’s revolution, the general kid gloves treatment of eco terrorists, etc., and most recently ongoing support for the brutal totalitarianism of political Islam–even at the expense of gays’ and womens’s rights which at one time had been two of the most important and just crusades of Left. Here.
Tags: Immigration, Islam
“Liberal political theory has virtually ignored the philosophical, legal and ethical questions posed by the threatening demographics of Europe. Is not western society, imperfect as it may be but immensely more liberal than the domains of Islam, obliged to defend its own…and their future…” From a New Republic blog, the Spine, in which the author, yes a liberal, chastises the naiveté of the New York Times , all of which causes lovey-dovey Op Edder (Nicholas Kristof, not a bad guy really) of the said Times to castigate said NR guy for exiting the carefully guarded portal emanating from the politically correct “All the news that’s fit to print” plasma-sphere of Liberalism that has been so lovingly defined and feathered along the periphery for so many years now.
My god man, even the Intensely Guilt-ridden self-flagellating Germans have had enough. Here (from the NY Times, so of course you have to read between the lines). And here, from the horse’s mouth, is the Liberal Spiegel Online International article on this very subject (you sort of have to read between the line too to see the ultimate implication).
Other side of the trench: Ostensibly, because of the threatened Koran burning, Islamist organizations in America are now calling for free speech to be modified to inculcate respect for their Koran–in other words, they want Islamic law (otherwise known as sharia law) to trump the First Amendment. Read about it here (Atlas Shrugs; also see this post at Big Peace). Don’t scoff; Ireland has adopted just such an “anti-blasphemy” law–Google, Bing, or Yahoo it.
I can’t say I’m a Newt Gingrich fan–in fact I’ve never even liked him– as such but this excerpt from his America At Risk looks pretty good–and accurate.
Tags: Corruption, Judiciary
Why don’t we just stop the pretense that we’re living in a democracy and allow outright bribes. “The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision allows businesses to make unlimited political contributions to judges and politicians. When judges are elected, the need for these contributions inherently turns judges into politicians. Sympathetic judges are corrupt businesses’ most valuable allies. Corporations and their senior officials can commit civil or criminal wrongs with impunity if their case is assigned to a friendly judge…” Read more here.
In fact this would make a great banana republic bumper sticker: STOP THE PRETENSE…SUPPORT BRIBERY!
Inevitably of course there would follow the political commercial (set to [play sombre martial music] : Sally Mae is the kind of politician you can trust. ’Vote for me; I promise to never under any conditions to accept any bribe higher than $5000.00.’ [sincerely smiles] Paid for by the friends of Sally Mae.
Some 800, 000 years ago “early man butchered and ate the brains of children as part of everyday diet“.
800,000 thousand years ago is a long time but, in the depths of our reptiallian complex, not much has essentailly changed. Human animalism sits there like a ferocious rabid animal, though usually kept in check by long held civilizing memes. There have been, throughout history, tribal cannibals (fellow human beings) that have made meals of their enemies (and sometimes friends and relatives). Every once in awhile we read of gruesome cannibalistic seriel killers. Not long ago there was South American soccer team whose plane had crashed in the Andes. Left without food they eventually ate the members onboard who had been killed in the initial impact or who had died from injuries.
Tags: Education, Textbooks
“Students are returning to school this week. But they’re not heading back to class — they’re walking straight into a war zone. Our kids have become cannon fodder for two rival ideologies battling to control America’s future. In one camp are conservative Christians and their champion, the Texas State Board of Education; in the other are politically radical multiculturalists and their de facto champion, President Barack Obama. The two competing visions couldn’t be more different. And the stakes couldn’t be higher. Unfortunately, whichever side wins — your kid ends up losing.” Here
“To make the list in California, books must be scrupulously stereotype free: No textbook can show African Americans playing sports, Asians using computers, or women taking care of children. Anyone who stays in textbook publishing long enough develops radar for what will and won’t get past the blanding process of both the conservative and liberal watchdogs.” Here.
Tags: Cops, Government, Police brutality
I don’t know about you but this country frightens the hell out of me. You know when I hear people say they love America I wonder exactly what the hell do they love about it. Wonder what it’ll be like in ten years? “Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn’t violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway — and no reasonable expectation that the government isn’t tracking your movements. That is the bizarre — and scary — rule that now applies in California and eight other Western states. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which covers this vast jurisdiction, recently decided the government can monitor you in this way virtually anytime it wants — with no need for a search warrant…” Here
Related: More kreepy kops on the prowl.
Related: This is scary: Hospital mall kops help a patient.
Tags: New Orleans
“…My neighbors and I parted ways, and within half a block everything changed. I saw a group of kids on bikes ahead of me and turned to avoid what looked like trouble. Two stray dogs came charging toward me, but I was too slow to realize it was because someone was about to club me from behind. Because it was from behind, I never got a good look at who it was, but he probably used a two-by-four to hit me, a popular weapon in New Orleans these days…” Here.
The war along the Mex-Grand Banana Reupblic’s border. Such violence is gradually spreading into the U.S. Beacuse the elites that run our country want to establish the North American Union (modeled on the European Union), consisting of Mexico, the U.S. and Canada, they refuse to protect our borders with other than an ongoing token attempt at security.
Reporting the drug war. My hat off to the brave Mex journalists covering the war.
Tags: Big Brother, Digital drugs, Government paranoia, Insanity
“Look at all the pretty colors, man”
Will the government ban digital drugs? Will a SWAT team’s canine unit rip off your earphones (and most likely your ears)? Worry. Worry now, fools.
Related: Back in the eighties President Reagan and his wife worried about just such a shortage of drugs. Though in those days of course these weren’t digital drugs, but the real thing.
“Recently the Australian Curriculum Studies Association and the University of Melbourne’s Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies issued a booklet, “Learning From One Another: Bringing Muslim Perspectives into Australian Schools,” which maintains that “every Australian school student would be taught positive aspects about Islam and Muslims — and that Australia is a racist country.” Here. Of course, in the mother-of-all-multiculturalism. the U.S., they’re already implementing this perspective in some schools. Here.
I think someone should point out to such severely blind-sided multiculturalists that pushing Islam is also, simultaneously, pushing Sharia law, which is intrinsic to the Muslim view. Sharia law as, for example, practiced in Iran and under the taliban, calls for the killing of gays and the stoning of adulterers.
Tags: Google, Internet, Verizon
Today the United States is the most frightening country on the planet.
Tags: Google, Internet, Verizon
“…article about Google’s plan to kill the web has been completely de-listed from Google News. This is completely unprecedented and underscores how keen Google is to prevent people from finding out that it is a CIA-NSA front that is preparing to completely end the Internet as we know it with the Verizon net-neutrality killing deal…” Read more here.
Tags: Banana Republic, Cops
Life in the Grand Banana Republic: kop threatens a citizen with rape. You have to wonder, with the thousands of police brutality videos and eyewitness accounts, just how many thousands more of these fascists get away with threats and violence because no one had a camera. On the other hand it’s becoming a crime to film police.
Tags: Ground zero mosque
The great ground zero mosque controversy…Pelosi: Opposition to the Supreme Command Mosque of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is unAmerican and must be investigated, comrades; we must know where their money’s coming from: true, not a direct quote, but it’ll do. Here. Maybe she should be more concerned with who’s funding the mosque (Saudi Arabia, Iran? here). Better yet, she should investigate who’s funding congress. Obviously the cougar’s leather panties have gotten too tight.
Ground zero Shariah? “…Maybe the Imam’s goal is not simply to force a provocative “insensitivity” about 9-11 on the American public, with the help of America’s elites. Maybe the Imam’s long-term goal is to force Shariah law on the American public – of course, again, with the help of America’s elites…” Here. Note: go to the link to read about the Ground Zero Mosque’s 6 mystery floors. “We suggest that they’ll be used by the Shariah Index Project.”
Muslim who opposes GZM says he has been threatened with physical harm by Islamic developer. Here.
Looks what’s going on in the grand ol’ mother country:
“American Muslims are 10 years behind the struggle.”– Cleric Anjem Choudary
A couple of examples of the sharia-implementing stealth jihad (get people more and more accepting of it as something inevitable):
Sharia law injects it’s venom into the free secular world, well, in this case Disney World (btw, it’s called stealth jihad–”little by little”): Here.
Sharia law and football: Whatever happened to seperation of church mosque and state? (Under sharia law there is no seperation.): Here.
Looks like some people finally took Rodney King’s advice, as in Can’t we all get along? That would be a first. “The scenario might have seemed unlikely: prominent Muslims and Jews from the United States, trekking across the Atlantic in mournful, spiritual solidarity to visit two Nazi concentration camps. Together…” Well, sorry, but unfortunately I can’t find anything cynical about this little trek right now…seems OK…but let’s see what happens. Here. Oh, here too.
”I went onstage and immediately, before I even got on stage, DUDES were throwing HUGE STONE ROCKS in my face, beer bottles that slit my eye open, almost burnt my hair on fire cuz they threw fire crackers on stage, and they even took the sh*t out of the port-0-potty and threw sh*t and piss at me when I was onstage.” Gathering of the Juggalos
“Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.” President Woodrow Wilson.
“The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise their power from behind the scenes.” — Justice Felix Frankfurter (US Supreme Court).