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Quote of theDay 19 December 2013 – Self-Respect

Russell Doesn't Fear 11/28/08
Russell Doesn’t Fear 11/28/08 (Photo credit: visibleducts)

“One of the causes of unhappiness among intellectuals in the present day is that so many of them, especially those whose skill is literary, find no opportunity for the independent exercise of their talents, but have to hire themselves out to rich corporations directed by Philistines, who insist upon their producing what they themselves regard as pernicious nonsense. If you were to inquire among journalists in either England or America whether they believed in the policy of the newspaper for which they worked, you would find, I believe, that only a small minority do so; the rest, for the sake of a livelihood, prostitute their skill to purposes which they believe to be harmful. Such work cannot bring any real satisfaction, and in the course of reconciling himself to the doing of it, a man has to make himself so cynical that he can no longer derive whole-hearted satisfaction from anything whatever. I cannot condemn men who undertake work of this sort, since starvation is too serious an alternative, but I think that where it is possible to do work that is satisfactory to man’s constructive impulses without entirely starving, he will be well advised from the point of view of his own happiness if he chooses it in preference to work much more highly paid but not seeming to him worth doing on its own account. Without self-respect genuine happiness is scarcely possible. And the man who is ashamed of his work can hardly achieve self-respect.”
Bertrand Russell

Quote of the Day 17 November 2013 – Greatness

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“Inevitably it follows that anyone with an independent mind must become ‘one who resists or opposes an authority or established convention’: a rebel. …And if enough people come to agree with—and follow—the REBEL, we now have a DEVIL. Until, of course, still more people agree. And then, finally, we have … GREATNESS.”
Nicholas TharcherRebels & Devils: The Psychology Of Liberation

Tea Party Nation Claims John McCain Is An ‘Illegal Immigrant’ (Video) – Americans Against the Tea Party

English: John McCain official photo portrait.
English: John McCain official photo portrait. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tea Party Nation Claims John McCain Is An ‘Illegal Immigrant’ (Video) – Americans Against the Tea Party.

An illegal immigrant can be described as someone who sneaks into another country.  That is a fair definition, even if they do not stay long.

One illegal immigrant has done massive damage to America.

Who is this illegal immigrant and what did he do to damage America?

The illegal immigrant is John McCain.

McCain sneaked into Syria yesterday and met with the so-called Syrian rebels.   McCain spent Memorial Day, the day we honor America’s fallen heroes, meeting with a group who hates America and Americans.

Watch John McCain defend his use of the phrase “illegal immigrants.”  We wonder how he feels about the term now that he is one?