Anti-Fascist Playbook: Truth Sayers, Saying Truths Saying by sayings, sayers, which hold truth, consequences and other such unmundane realities. Truth in humor.
Sayers, Saying, SayingsEvery dictator has climbed a paradox to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own. Herbert Clark Hoover In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith. J. William Fulbright Realities of science or faith do not change because some people do not believe them. Professor Emeritus Pete Bagnolo Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom: it is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. William Pitt Morality does not change because a government mandates it. Professor Emeritus Pete Bagnolo A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves. Henry de Jouvenel A true prophet is the one least certified or acceptable by church, state, government, media and "proper" people. Professor Emeritus Peter Bagnolo Although they make up the tiniest percentage of individuals that ever lived, if you count all the: (A)- Kings, President's, Emperors, Chiefs, Popes, Priests, ministers, Mullah's, Rabbi's, and Rich people, who ever lived and then all the: (B)-Prostitutes, pornographers, drunks, loose women, adulterers, gluttons, and polygamists, the (A's) in Hell would by far outnumber the (B's). Professor Emeritus Peter Bagnolo There are more fools in hell, than priests, there are more priests in hell than ministers, more ministers, more Mullah's than Rabbis, more administrators than Rabbi's, more kings, than ministers, more emperors than Kings, more kings than Presidents, and more presidents in hell than fools. Professor Emeritus Peter Bagnolo Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglass The coward prefers security and the guarantee of safe borders, to freedom and gets in return the terror of the early morning doorbell. The courageous trade the security and safety of the border, for the assurance that the only early AM doorbell ringer is a UPS delivery from Amazon.com Professor Emeritus Pete Bagnolo They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people. Giordano Bruno Only a coward wishes to strike fear into others. Only a sadistic coward approves of and authorizes torture. Professor Emeritus Pete Bagnolo The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion. Edmund Burke ProfessorEmeritus Peter Bagnolo: A democracy becomes extinct when enough contractors realize that they can vote themselves huge contracts out of the Treasury. It becomes exinct exponentially faster, when they are Declared: "Uniquely Qualified No-Bid Contractors!
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. Edward Abbey The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy; the best weapon of a democracy is openness. Edvard Teller He who strikes terror into others is himself in continual fear. Claudian The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it. Axel Munthe So easily do weak men put in high positions turn villains. Dmitry Pisarev A fool is very dangerous when in power. Denis Fonvizin Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter. African proverb A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular. Adlai Ewing Stevenson There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. Elie Wiesel It's dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. Frederick Douglass Tyrannical Governments are elected by those who fail to vote. In 2000 & 2004 60% of single, adult, women did not vote. Professor Emeritus Pete Bagnolo Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. Groucho Marx The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be lead to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. Firmness in decision is often merely a form of stupidity. It indicates an inability to think the same thing out twice. 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.
That government is best which governs least. Henry David Thoreau