Sunday, December 27, 2015

Chris Hedges on Greensboro's press corps

“If you’re a journalist, you manipulate facts”

“I did it for a living.“

“The mainstream media doesn’t do journalism.

It's not what we don't know that hurts us; 
it's what we know for sure that just ain't so

Mark Twain

The alternative media does far more real journalism than commercial media.

News and the truth are not the same thing.

When politics are used to allocate resources, 
the resources all end up being allocated to politics. 

P.J. O'Rourke

If everybody in power doesn’t dislike you, you’re probably not doing your job properly.”

“If we remain passive, we are accepting the death sentence being handed to us by these corporate forces.

That which is large enough for the rich to covet 
is large enough for the poor to defend.

G. K. Chesterton 

We need mass civil disobedience.”

Chris Hedges

The war on Christmas is an awful thing. 

Why would anyone want to hurt Santa?

And there is no difference, in principle 
- but only in degree - 
between political and chattel slavery.

You are either at the table or on the menu.  

Shashi Tharoor

Research shows that reminding yourself 
that a good moment will end 
and that you need to enjoy it while it lasts 
actually makes you happier.

It is a mark of prudence 
never to trust wholly in those things 
which have once deceived us. 


Every great advance in natural knowledge 
has involved the absolute rejection of authority. 

Thomas Huxley

Nothing is ever accomplished by a reasonable man.