Category Archives: Quotations

“There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam.” ___ Ayatollah Khomeini

Hmmm. This would explain a lot.

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Lester Frank Ward

“The charge of paternalism is chiefly made by the class that enjoys the largest share of government protection. Those who denounce state interference are the ones who most frequently and successfully invoke it. The cry of laissez faire mainly goes up from the ones who, if really “let alone,” would instantly lose their wealth-absorbing power…. Nothing is more obvious to-day than the signal inability of capital and private enterprise to take care of themselves unaided by the state; and while they are incessantly denouncing “paternalism,” by which they mean the claim of the defenceless laborer and artisan to a share in this lavish state protection, they are all the while besieging legislatures for relief from their own incompetency, and “pleading the baby act” through a trained body of lawyers and lobbyists. The dispensing of national pap to this class should rather be called “maternalism,” to which a square, open, and dignified paternalism would be infinitely preferable.”

LESTER FRANK WARD (1841-1913)

The father of American Sociology and the first President of the American Sociological Association, known as the “apostle of human progress”, Ward believed that we can make Society better by the conscious application of intelligence.

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The Wisdom of George Carlin

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It Is Not Light That Is Needed, But Fire

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. Power concedes nothing without demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”

“For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake… The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.”

— Frederick Douglass

Great Is Our Sin

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Charles Darwin

“Be wary of great leaders . . . Hope that there are many, many small leaders.” ___ Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger is reported to have said this in 2011 after having used two canes to march with OCCUPY WALL STREET

 

A Reasonable Deduction

On the CBS TV series, “Elementary”, during the episode “We Are Everyone”, Sherlock Holmes describes AYN RAND as “the philosopher-in-chief for the intellectually bankrupt”.

Ye Gads, Man! How indeed does he figure it all out?