"The general public are viewed as no more than ignorant and meddlesome outsiders, a bewildered herd. And it’s the responsible men who have to make decisions and to protect society from the trampling and rage of the bewildered herd. Now since it’s a democracy they - the herd, that is - are permitted occasionally to lend their weight to one or another member of the responsible class. That’s called an election. - Noam Chomsky"
"“Science paces technology, technology paces industry, industry paces economics, and economics paces politics. Quite clearly, then, political leaders are at the tail end of affairs. And for man to ask change of political leaders is like asking the cow’s tail to redesign the cow.” ~ R. Buckminster Fuller.."
"It is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism."
"Leonard Shlain on the integration of Art and Physics
“Revolutionary art and visionary physics are both investigations into the nature of reality. Roy Lichtenstein
, the pop artist of the 1960s, declared, “Organized perception is what art is all about.” Sir Isaac Newton
might have said as much for physics; he, too, was concerned with organizing perceptions. While their methods differ radically, artists and physicists share the desire to investigate the ways the interlocking pieces of reality fit together. This is the common ground upon which they meet. (…)
The novelist Vladimir Nabokov
wrote, “There is no science without fancy and no art without facts."
"1) The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague. - - Stuart Chase
2) Sanely applied advertising could remake the world. - Stuart Chase"
"Corporation: an ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility."
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
"Democracy has been described as four wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch"
"War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography."
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1913)
"Poverty … is the invention of civilization."
"The amount of hunger increases relatively and absolutely with the evolution of culture"