"The children are our future, without them the human race would become extinct."
Michael Jackson at Gardena Elementary School, L.A
Paul McCartney's protest after being asked whether his multimillion dollar endorsement for Visa credit card is a sellout:
"I don't see it as a sellout, and anyone who does ought to go live in Russia."
George Harrison offers this meditative insight:
"As far as I am concerned, there won't be a Beatles reunion as long as John Lennon remains dead"
From "Harpers Index" of Harper's Magazine:
"Age after which Mick Jagger has said that he'd 'rather die' than still be performing 'Satisfaction' : 45
Estimated amount Mick Jagger, 46, earned each time he performed 'Satisfaction' on tour this fall: $10,000"
But despite the blind advocacy and typical genocidal euphemisms, the letter is signed by Walter Ostergren, President of Life Planning Health Services.
Yes, and War is Peace...Love is Hate...
told the middle class they had no moral obligation to the poor and, in any case, they would be dummies to waste their money on the terminally indolent. In essence, he sold the American public a kind of modern Pelagianism -- the fifth century heresy that exaggerated the natural powers of human beings, while denying the need for God's grace."God's grace" is subsequently identified with the policies prescribed by, "Democratic poetry," which of course, "requires aggressive leadership and money." Cuomo has modernized Hegel. The State is not only God marching in history, but it is specifically the Democratic platform come to save mankind.
Mr. Ahrends: "In the east there is always someone taking care of you. It's like an extended childhood. In the West self-reliance is expected. You are forced to grow up."
Ms. Delia Guessfeld: "You can get comfortable in a dictatorship. You don't have to think for yourself. Freedom is exhausting."
Mr. Jurgan Zeisler: "Nobody shops here, so there isn't much to do all day but talk on the phone and drink coffee...You may have freedom in the West, but you have security in the East. You have your job whether you work at it or not."
Wall St. Journal, Dec. 8, 1989
Acting on a tip from a disgruntled league member, vice officers staked out the Granada Hills bowling alley for more than two hours, watching the women pass loose change back and forth as they bowled.
"Aren't there more important things [for the Los Angeles Police Department] to do than sit in a bowling alley from 9:15 a.m. to noon, watching a bunch of housewives bowl and bet a few bucks?" asked Sandy Scholnik, who was nabbed when she left the bowling lanes Thursday to pick up her son at kindergarten.
The police later dropped the gambling citations after being questioned about the case.
P.J. O'Rourke, Rolling Stone
"I am throwing you a lifeline. A miracle connection to God. Your miracle is on the way...I have a little vial of anointing oil that I have prayed over like in the Bible. And you can anoint yourself. Just ask for the anointing oil."
"...places emphasis upon positive consensus, our children learn how to get along with others.
They learn to avoid extremism...Children develop best in a social world which they believe is both real and relevant...The public schools provide Christian students with the opportunity to develop Christian character in an atmosphere that is not artificial. It offers responsibilities and real-life solutions to problems" (emphasis added).
Someone's atmosphere definitely has a hole in it. After all, we must protect our children from such ugly extremisms as "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me."