Quote of the day

"1964 - Two US Navy destroyers report being attacked by North Vietnamese torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin. US President Lyndon Johnson uses the attack to pass the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, which allows Johnson to take 'all measures necessary' to rapidly escalate the conflict without formally declaring war. Years later, it would be revealed that the attacks reported by the US ships never actually happened."

Adbusters magazine, #79


Quote of the day

"Marx was wrong. Religion is no the opiate of the people. Opium suggests something soporific, numbing, dulling. Too often religion has been an aphrodisiac for horror, a Benzedrine for bestiality. At its best it has lifted spirits and raised spires. At its worst it has turned entire civilizations into cemetaries."

Phillip Adams


Quote of the day

"The greatest evil on planet Earth is when governments tell their people that they will be safe, free, and happy when they kill other human beings. It goes against our deepest human instinct and unleashes a perversity which wreaks havoc on all that is blessed."

Harry Holleywood


Quote of the day

"Jason in a casino is like my two-year-old in the bath. There's a lot of excitement, pleasure, and cooing, and you run a fifty-fifty chance that someone is going to pee on themselves. Still, there is nothing better than bath time or a rare trip to Atlantic City with Jason. Both are worth the risk."

Edward Ugel, Money For Nothing, p. 215


Quote of the day

"And there are not many myths with which we are as reluctant to trifle as the one involved here, the myth of The People. Not only do we not dare speak publically about The People's stupidity, we do not speak about the decision we have apparently taken as a society not to speak about the subject. Merely to raise the topic feels un-American."

Rick Shenkman, Just How Stupid Are We?, p. 142


Quote of the day

"Death is the final destiny of all of us. We avoid this awareness, this realization, and fail to acknowledge it until later in our lives when it induces anxiety, if not terror. It is in facing up to our final destiny and accepting it that we come into our own and become free."

Harry Holleywood


Quote of the day

"No one thing can explain the foolishness that marks so much of American politics. But what is striking is how often the most obvious cause, - public ignorance- is blithely disregarded. Like the classic clue in many an Edgar Allen Poe mystery it remains hidden in plain sight."

Rick Shenkman, Just How Stupid Are We, p. 123