ME and Ophelia

Friday, July 01, 2005

Blog and quotes

I'm glad Dave at Talk Politics commented at my previous post otherwise I might never have found him. Dave has some quotes in his sidebar. I've just emailed them to a friend who will chortle and probably increase the number in Huxley's quote from two thirds to 99%. I imagine Diderot's quote may make him rant about religion and how most people have a need to follow and be led by those who will do their thinking for them. Here are the quotes:

At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols.
Aldous Huxley

There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots. What is it? Distrust.

Man will never be free until the last King is strangled with the entrails of the last Priest.
Denis Diderot

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
George Orwell
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Citizen media and mob power

Don Park's Return of the DS Girl is a follow up to his fascinating post which has attracted 123 comments about a girl on a subway train in Korea whose dog made a mess on the floor ...

# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 7/01/2005
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