From the Light:
“I often say I don't have any heroes. I don't need any. And neither should you. If somebody can pose themselves as a hero and sell you a sense of salvation (half-baked though it be), then they own your mind and they own you, for you are in debt to them, and you are beholden to them. More than any aspect of the political, economic, or social system, it is this kind of psychological domination that the lover of liberty recognizes and opposes with every fiber of his being. The man on the white horse brings no real “change”; he serves to distract your passions and lure you back into the fold so that you don’t demand real, radical change. “
"Government intervention is not a cure-all … History has shown that the greater threat to economic prosperity is not too little government involvement in the market, it is too much government involvement in the market…. Our aim should not be more government…the surest path to that growth is free markets and free people…. move forward with the free market principles that have delivered prosperity and hope to people all across the globe."
George W. Bush, 2008 [Say what? Proof that Satan can appear as an angel of light.]
From the Darkness:
"We shouldn't worry about the deficit next year or even the year after. ... The most important thing is that we avoid a deepening recession."
Emperor-elect Barack Obama
"Now is the time to confront this challenge once and for all. Delay is no longer an option. Denial is no longer an acceptable response.”
“My presidency will mark a new chapter in America’s leadership on climate change that will strengthen our security and create millions of new jobs in the process.”
The Man With Melanin, promoting two of his favorite scams.