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C.S. Lewis | I do not like the pretensions of Government

“I do not like the pretensions of Government -- the grounds on which it demands my obedience -- to be pitched too high. I don't like the medicine-man's magical pretensions nor the Bourbon's Divine Right. This is not solely because I disbelieve in magic and in Bossuet's Politique. I believe in God, but I detest theocracy. For every Government consists of mere men and is, strictly viewed, a makeshift; if it adds to its commands 'Thus saith the Lord', it lies, and lies dangerously. On just the same ground I dread government in the name of science. That is how tyrannies come in. In every age the men who want us under their thumb, if they have any sense, will put forward the particular pretension which the hopes and fears of that age render most potent. They 'cash in'. It has been magic, it has been Christianity. Now it will certainly be science. Perhaps the real scientists may not think much of the tyrants' 'science'-- they didn't think much of Hitler's racial theories or Stalin's biology. But they can be muzzled.”

C.S. Lewis

ZUBY | One of the biggest problems with college degrees

"One of the biggest problems with college degrees is they've made a lot of people think they are much smarter than they truly are. This arrogance and smugness makes them dumber because they think they're too smart to receive new information from anybody with fewer 'credentials'."

ZUBY

Thomas Sowell | Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant

"Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it. Even countries that were once more prosperous than their neighbors have found themselves much poorer than their neighbors after just one generation of socialistic policies."

Thomas Sowell

Marshall McLuhan | All media work us over completely

"[...] All media work us over completely. They are so pervasive in their personal, political, economic, aesthetic, psychological, moral, ethical, and social consequences that they leave no part of us untouched, unaffected, unaltered. The medium is the message. Any understanding of social and cultural change is impossible without a knowledge of the way media work as environments.[...] All media are extensions of some human faculty — psychic or physical. [...] Media, by altering the environment, evoke in us unique ratios of sense perceptions. The extension of any one sense alters the way we think and act—the way we perceive the world. When these ratios change, men change.[...]"

Marshall McLuhan

Horst Seehofer | Those who decide are not elected

"Those who decide are not elected, and those who are elected have nothing to decide."

Horst Seehofer

Prof. Wolfgang Berger | I acquired all my academic titles by believing in a false doctrine

"I acquired all my academic titles by believing in a false doctrine. A studied economist understands less about macroeconomics than a cow does about flying, because he first has to dig himself out of a swamp of preconceived opinions and errors in thinking in order to even reach the surface, or to get back to where he was before he let himself be committed to the stupification asylum."

Professor Dr. Dr. Wolfgang Berger

Richard Dreyfuss | Television is hypnotic, and it hides among

"Television is hypnotic, and it hides among the furniture of your living room. It doesn't reveal itself, but it distorts everything."

Richard Dreyfuss

Bertolt Brecht | Bank robbery is an initiative of amateurs

"Bank robbery is an initiative of amateurs. True professionals establish a bank."

Bertolt Brecht

Antoine Bechamp | The Germ Theory of infectious contagious disease is convenient

"The Germ Theory of infectious contagious disease is convenient because it provides what every simplistic view of a problem seeks before all else: a culprit, an invisible hare for the hounds to chase in their costly research labs, universities, hospitals, and drug factories. The fact that the hare can never be caught is the perfect guarantee that their race will never finish, their demands for funding will never cease, and their ability to generate profits for the drug and chemical corporations will continue to grow."

Montague R. Leverson