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We want a beach, a gym, lots of chicks and dope, a really profoundly corrupt law enforcement establishment, and indoor plumbing.

Stephen Hunter, Dead Zero

Don’t think for one second that I’m blaming leaders for our fix. There is no belfry without a foundation.

Empires were not for sharing.

Simon Schama

I don’t believe there are any political solutions to our problems.

The average Trump supporter seems like someone who goes regularly to watch professional wrestling, without having any idea that it’s fixed.

John Cleese

Mostly pk:
Politics is the art of managing other people’s property.
We’re not fit to rule ourselves.
(But, short of God (maybe) (or Gort! (ha! qv.)), who’s better?
No human entity.)
No God? Then we’re just shit out of luck.

Politics: Group invitations for the feast
determining seating order
determining who’s excluded

Humans, fledgling members of Sentiens (universe of awareness), claiming membership in a fledgling Persona (universe of aware individuals) ganging together to decided who sits where at the feast: and who’s barred from eating at all.

Politics is Nazis judging whether Nazis harmed Jews …
Politics is Macbeth judging whether there’s anything suspicious about Duncan’s murder.

Politics: Pathology bred with pathology,
interbred with pathology,
the pups manifesting every sort of pathology:
winning medals,
and sometimes decorated with blue, pink, and gold ribbons.

Peace is the temporary interlude between wars
in a world of competing kleptocracies.

Politics is so that the ass can always trump the head.

Politics: human groups arguing their ascendancy over nature and each other

I trust nature (moderately); I trust politics not at all.

The means are fossilized in the ends.

I don’t see any connection between intention and accomplishment.

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About pk

Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
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