October 21, 2019

Climate Change: Redistribution of Wealth

Quote by Emma Brindal, a climate justice campaigner coordinator for Friends of the Earth: “A climate change response must have at its heart a redistribution of wealth and resources.”

And more quotes


Livy, sharing thoughts and opinion from the southern high plains of Texas.


Life Might Be Harder Than It Has To Be



Who Rules Over You?



Free Speech: Jose Angel Gutierrez

“We have an aging white America.They are not making babies. They are dying. The explosion is in our population… I love it. They are sh***ing in their pants with fear. I love it.”, “We have got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him.”– Professor Jose Angel Gutierrez, University of Texas<<<Source>>>


A Quote “Heard on the Street”

It is not do-gooderism when do-gooders force you to accept their plan for your future.
The power to force others to do good is the same power to force others to do bad.


Some of My Favorite H.L. Mencken Quotes

“In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.” [and Democrat]

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out… without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.”

“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.”

“Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.”

“It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.”

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

“I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.”

“A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.”

“A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.”

“Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.”

“An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.”


Give Up Liberty for a Little Security?

Obama says the Founding Fathers got it all wrong. I guess then the comparative quotes below between Obama and Franklin seem at least 230 years apart.



Principal Difference Between Dog and Man

If you pick up a starving Dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. That is the principal difference between a Dog and a man.- Mark Twain – Pudd’nhead Wilson