politics

A Quote by Nobuhiro Watsuki on politics, crime, and corruption

Even when I wield my sword according to the teachings of Hiten Mitsurugi-Ryu, too many times I cannot save a soul. I kill and kill, and still the villains, like maggots, spring from the corpse of a Japan decomposing. There will be more and more acts like this...and all I can do is bury the victims.

Nobuhiro Watsuki

Source: Quoted by Hiko Seijûrô on the manga samurai x

Contributed by: ryan

A Quote by Sherman Alexie on environmentalism, paper, trees, politics, marriage, balance, and irony

"Boise Cascade," said the other Republican husband.
"Sierra Club," said his Democrat wife.
'Wait, wait," I said. "So one of you fights for trees and the other fights against trees?"
"No, no," he said. "We make the paper she writes on to file lawsuits against the paper we make."

Sherman Alexie

Source: Ten Little Indians

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Sherman Alexie on vegetarianism, pacifism, politics, liberalism, special interest groups, unity, and special diets

During a recent San Francisco antiwar protest, a young woman carried a sign that read "Vegetarians for Peace."

When are we left-wingers going to learn that we are losing the cultural and political battle with conservatives because we are fractured into narcissistic special-interest groups?  Why should an antiwar protestor be so concerned about her dietary identity?  The political opinions of vegetarians and meat-eaters are, after all, equally important.  And what does it tell us about vegetarians that it would never occur to meat-eaters to carry a sign that reads "Pacifist Pork Chop Lover for Peace" or "Backyard Rib Barbecuer for International Nuclear Disarmament"?

Sherman Alexie

Source: The Stranger, April 17, 2003

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on politics and participation

Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a Zealous one asking what you can do for your country.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The New Frontier

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Earon on drunk, inebriation, religion, ideology, politics, and danger

Ideology is as intoxicating as alcohol.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon's writings

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Earon on ideology, reason, rationality, ideas, religion, politics, obsession, and zealotry

Ideology is the elevation of ideas beyond reason.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon's writings

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Albert Einstein on democracy, equality, and politics

My political ideal is democracy.  Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Ideas And Opinions, Pages: 9 (The World As I See It)

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, america, education, freedom, democracy, will, politics, and economics

American democracy is a chess-game in which pawns imagine themselves to be free individuals with wills of their own: that delusion is one of the rules of the game, without which the game could not continue. I doubt anyone, no matter how sharp and sharp-tongued, could succeed in getting across to high school students how vital an acute mind is for just keeping a grip on one's life and earnings in our mendacious politics and economics. No wonder our school system is devoutly dedicated to demoralizing and blunting such minds.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, capitalism, depressions, cycles, politics, and economics

If you like capitalism, you will positively love depressions, because they are one and the same, like manic-depressives and their cycles, like spouse-abusers and their storms of violence.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by unknown on politics and morality

Nothing is politically right that is morally wrong.

unknown

Contributed by: Courtney

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