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“Some of these stories are closer to my own life than others are, but not one of them is as close as people seem to think.” Alice Murno, from the intro to Moons of Jupiter

"Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see." Arthur Schopenhauer

“Why does everything you know, and everything you’ve learned, confirm you in what you believed before? Whereas in my case, what I grew up with, and what I thought I believed, is chipped away a little and a little, a fragment then a piece and then a piece more. With every month that passes, the corners are knocked off the certainties of this world: and the next world too. Show me where it says, in the Bible, ‘Purgatory.’ Show me where it says ‘relics, monks, nuns.’ Show me where it says ‘Pope.’” –Thomas Cromwell imagines asking Thomas More—Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

My favorite posts to get started: The Self-Righteousness Instinct, Sabbath Says, Encounters, Inc., and What Makes "Wolf Hall" so Great?.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Money Controls the Message--Does Money Control Our Minds?

The multi-billionaires pay millions to PR firms who scientifically tailor their messages to exploit the apathy and ignorance of the middle class so the multi-billionaires can continue their collusion with that middle class in the parasitization of the generationally disadvantaged lower classes, along with the middle class itself (colluding in its own parasitization), for the short-term benefit of the multi-billionaires and the long-term detriment of everyone.

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