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"Every four years the naive half who vote are encouraged to believe that if we can elect a really nice man or woman President everything will be all right. But it won't be."
Thanks. Need to add to that one ....
Every four years the naive half who vote are encouraged to believe that if we can elect a really nice man or woman President everything will be all right. But it won't be. Any individual who is able to raise $25 million to be considered presidential is not going to be much use to the people at large. He will represent oil, or aerospace, or banking, or whatever moneyed entities are paying for him. Certainly he will never represent the people of the country, and they know it. Hence, the sense of despair throughout the land as incomes fall, businesses fail and there is no redress.
From 1992 (date provided to give context to the monetary figure)
A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are- Teddy Roosevelt
Plutarch: An imbalance between the rich and the poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.
We need to understand that we are not each others' enemies in this country. And it is only the political class that derives its power by creating friction. It is only the media that derives its importance by creating friction... that uses every little thing to create this chasm between people. This is not who we are.
Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.