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I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a Racketeer, a Gangster for Capitalism (Corporatism). I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American Oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped Purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American Sugar Interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American Fruit Companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his Rackets in three districts. I Operated On Three Continents.- United States Marine Smedley Darlington Butler - 1935
I'd say more often than not the worst human condition is going with the flow?
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances ...
― William Shakespeare
Whether we like it or not, the one justification for the existence of all religions is death, they need death as much as we need bread to eat.
― José Saramago, Death with Interruptions
Patience is the antidote to the restless poison of the Ego. Without it we all become ego-maniacal bulls in china shops, destroying our future happiness as we blindly rush in where angels fear to tread. In these out-of-control moments, we bulldoze through the best possible outcomes for our lives, only to return to the scene of the crime later to cry over spilt milk.
― Anthon St. Maarten, Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny
...to paraphrase infinite space and time...
... is the best and only timekeeper.
― Rasheed Ogunlaru
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One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda. --Douglas MacArthur
Today in America, unions have a secure place in our industrial life. Only a handful of reactionaries harbor the ugly thought of breaking unions and depriving working men and women of the right to join the union of their choice. I have no use for those -- regardless of their political party -- who hold some vain and foolish dream of spinning the clock back to days when organized labor was huddled, almost as a hapless mass. Only a fool would try to deprive working men and women of the right to join the union of their choice. --Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Dilbert: (thinking of new name for product) How about Sisyphus, the the guy who pushed a rock up a hill for eternity? Pointy-haired Boss: It could convey a sense of playfulness... Dilbert: (dumbstruck) It's supposed to convey a sense of futility! Pointy-haired Boss: You have to look at it from the rock's point of view.
/--\|/--\|/--\|/--\|Dilbert: The Name Episode
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