Rex Orwell Posted March 7, 2012 Share Posted March 7, 2012 (edited) This thread isn't localised and so should be opened up in the more general sections. Also the title should read 'All Human Beings Are Terrorists' "Next the statesman will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing tactics, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception." - Mark Twain "Instead of being a protector or man's rights, the government is becoming their most dangerous violator; instead of guarding freedom the government is establishing slavery; instead of protecting men from the initiators of physical force and coercion in any manner and issue it pleases; instead of serving as the instrument ofobjectivity in human relationships, the government is creating a deadly subterranean reign of uncertainty and fear*... Instead of protecting men from injury by whim, the government is arrogating to itself the power of unlimited whim - so that we are fast approaching the stage of ultimate inversion; the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizen may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history." - Ayn Rand * - 'terror' in other words. Rand was I think talking about the then current government's twisting of words with a foresight into that processes ultimate twisting of reality itself, which is the tactic we suffer and fall victim to currently. After all it's child's play for them to do. We're walking around ga-ga. Addicted to X-Factor, I'm a Celebrity, Grand Theft Auto and heaven knows what else. Edited March 7, 2012 by Rex Orwell Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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