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The Well 2010

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Basically, the political class is waiting for the civil population to come back to the church of the free market and get over the fact that its cardinals walk in public with no clothes on.

You’re starting to see weird forms of acting-out, neurotic displacement activities. Fetishes, even. Sarah Palin, for instance. I could go on about that woman every day. And so can everybody else, which is why they do.

Genocide has much more proven shelf-appeal than any of these hokum Rube Goldberg geo-schemes. It’s by no means easy to kill off half of everybody, but we’ve already invented a wide variety of ingenious ways to attempt that, and almost all of ’em are much simpler, more rugged and more plausible than putting the North Pole under a tinfoil hat.

Bruce Sterling’s State of the World 2010

Quote: Popper

Monday, December 14th, 2009

(Nobody will say that an orangeis an instrument, or a means to an end; but we often look upon oranges as means to ends, for example, if we wish to eat them, or, perhaps, to make our living by selling them.)

– The Open Society And It’s Enemies

Quote: Karl Popper

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

If you know that things are bound to happen whatever you do, then you may feel free to give up the fight against them. You may, more especially, give up the attempt to control those things which most people agree to be social evils, such as war; or to mention a smaller but nevertheless important thing, the tyranny of the petty official.

PopperThe Open Society and Its Enemies

Paraquotes: Vonnegut

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

There is a tragic flaw with our precious “democracy”, and this is it:

Only lunatics want to be politicians”