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"Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."
- Mao Zedong


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Chinese charater for politicians

"What I've learned is that the most troublesome people don't tell you 100% of the story, and keep some facts to themselves. They just don't give you the full picture, and that's very worrisome to me." - Penny Pritzker

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science and politics

theology and politics

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"The politics that has dominated Washington since the election of George W. Bush is a corrupt brand of right-wing corporatism. People who reside in the highest 1% of the income spectrum or have K Street lobbyists at their command have done very well." - Jonathan Chait

waterboarding or the ice busket challenge ?

"If the 33% of Americans who think George W. Bush should be impeached took to the streets to peaceably express their views, that would be almost 100 million marchers - enough to wake up even the most somnolent of politicians.

If the 47% of Americans who think American troops should leave Iraq ASAP actually marched on Washington, our troops would already be on their way home.

If the 60% of Americans who disapprove of George W. Bush's job performance decided to stage a peaceful sit-in outside the White House, they'd spill over into a dozen neighboring states, and the American political machine would grind to a screeching halt." - Rosa Brooks

"Most real political discourse makes use of subconscious thought, which shapes conscious thought via unconscious framing and commonplace conceptual metaphors." - George Lakoff

"If you control and shape the way people talk and think about politics, it is much easier to influence them to give you their vote." - Paul Harris

"What of all the promises politicians have made to get elected that have never been fulfilled? People who lie regularly to further their own ends are rogues and rogues are not principled people." - John Kozy

"Plato interprets medicine as a form of politics, or as he puts it himself, he regards Aesculapius, the god of medicine, as a politician. Medical art, he explains, must not consider the prolongation of life as its aim, but only the interest of the state. " - Karl Popper

"The idea that people can choose what they want is an oversimplification. Risks that appear to result from personal choice often have a political origin. Errors in reasoning at the individual level usually have a social or political component." - JD Trout


"You cannot adopt politics as a profession and remain honest."
Ambrose Bierce

politics are defined as;


crafty; cunning.

of or pertaining to polity, or civil government.

using or marked by prudence, expedience, and shrewdness; artful.

Smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication.

Using, displaying, or proceeding from policy; judicious: a politic decision.

Pertaining to, or promoting, a policy, especially a national policy; adapted to its end, whether right or wrong.

Sagacious in promoting a policy; ingenious in devising and advancing a system of management; devoted to a scheme or system rather than to a principle; hence, in a good sense, wise; prudent; sagacious; and in a bad sense, artful; unscrupulous; cunning; expedient.

collectivism versus liberty

"The political merchandisers appeal only to the weaknesses of voters, never to their potential strength. They make no attempt to educate the masses into becoming fit for self-government; they are content merely to manipulate and exploit them. For this purpose all the resources of psychology and the social sciences are mobilized and set to work.

Carefully selected samples of the electorate are given "interviews in depth." These interviews in depth reveal the unconscious fears and wishes most prevalent in a given society at the time of an election. Phrases and images aimed at allaying or, if necessary, enhancing these fears, at satisfying these wishes, at least symbolically, are then chosen by the experts, tried out on readers and audiences, changed or improved in the light of the information thus obtained.

After which the political campaign is ready for the mass communicators. All that is now needed is money and a candidate who can be coached to look "sincere." Under the new dispensation, political principles and plans for specific action have come to lose most of their importance. The personality of the candidate and the way he is projected by the advertising experts are the things that really matter." - Aldous Huxley

"Like it or not , dirty tricks have always been part of campaigns, and for one simple reason - because they work. We'd like to believe differently, but the truth is that campaigns aren't won because of ideals or powerful speeches or the better candidate; they're street fights in which you do anything and everything you can to win.

No law can ever prevent the basic dirty tricks that win elections.

What really needs to happen is for voters to learn how campaign operatives use demographics to manipulate them and lead them down the broad path. Knowing how the machine works would give them the ability to pause and decide if the choices they make at the ballot box are merely reactionary or are truly in their best interest. Most voters are led by the nose to the voting booth still convinced their ballot is cast of free will." - Allen Raymond, political campaign manager 02/08

"I find it insulting to be constantly reminded by the media not to throwaway my vote; on the contrary, my conscience tells me that expressing my true preference always makes me a better citizen." - Joseph Saint-Clair 02/08

"Our votes for the presidential candidates were cast based on our study of their past actions, practices and moral and fiscal integrity, these cannot be altered by ads that talk about everything else." - Richard Rorex 02/08

"Most people prefer to believe that their leaders are just and fair, even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which he lives is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it. To take action in the face of corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one's self-image of standing for principles. Most people do not have the courage to face that choice. Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all." - Michael Rivero

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"We live in a culture characterized by what Benjamin DeMott called "junk politics." Junk politics does not demand justice or the reparation of rights. It always personalizes issues rather than clarifying them. It eschews real debate for manufactured scandals, celebrity gossip and spectacles. It trumpets eternal optimism, endlessly praises our moral strength and character, and communicates in a feel-your-pain language. The result of junk politics is that nothing changes, "meaning zero interruption in the processes and practices that strengthen existing, interlocking systems of socioeconomic advantage." - Chris Hedges

political expediency

political expediency

"In modern terminology, we would say that when you substitute political expediency for natural law (which is what idolatry amounts to), you are in for trouble: civilization becomes decadent and declines." - Frank Chodorov

"To say that government ought to do that which is "expedient," or to do that which will tend to produce the "greatest happiness," or to do that which will subserve the "general good," is to say just nothing; for there is infinite disagreement regarding the natures of these desiderata. A definition of which the terms are indefinite is an absurdity. Whilst the practical interpretation of "expediency" remains a matter of opinion, to say that a government should do that which is "expedient," is to say that it should do, what we think it should do!

The expediency-philosophy ignores a world full of facts. It considers the philosophy of humanity so easy, the constitution of the social organism so simple, the causes of a people's conduct so obvious, that a general examination can give to "collective wisdom," the insight requisite for law-creation. The expediency-philosophy thinks that man's intellect is competent, first, to observe accurately the facts exhibited by associated human nature; to form just estimates of general and individual character, of the effects of religions, traditions, superstitions, prejudices, of the mental tendencies of the age, of the probabilities of future events, &c., &c.; and then, grasping at once the multiplied phenomena of this ever-agitated, ever-changing sea of life, to derive from them that knowledge of their governing principles which shall enable him to say whether such and such measures will conduce to "the greatest happiness of the greatest number."

Here, then, we have a rationale of the expediency-ideology of government. It is the latest and most refined form assumed by this disposition to exalt the state at the expense of the individual. Between that old eastern regime under which the citizen was the private property of his ruler, having no rights at all, and that final state under which his rights will be entire and inviolable, there comes this intermediate state in which he is allowed to possess rights, but only by sufferance of parliament. Thus the expediency-philosophy falls naturally into its place as a phenomena attending our progress from past slavery to future freedom. Like each of its predecessors, it is natural to a certain phase of human development. And it is fated to lose its hold as fast as our adaptation to the complex social state increases.

As far as the state is concerned again comes the inquiry - how does expediency-philosophy propose to determine between what should be attempted and what should not? To escape the charge of political empiricism, the polity must show us some scientific test by which we can in each case determine whether or not state-superintendence is desirable. Between the one extreme of entire non-interference, and the other extreme in which every citizen is to be transformed into a grown-up baby, "with bib and pap-spoon," there lie innumerable stopping places; and he who would have the state do more than protect is required to say where he means to draw the line, and to give us substantial reasons why it must be just there and nowhere else.

The proper constitution of governments, their duties, and the limits to their action must be arrived at out of an endless labyrinth of confused debate concerning the policy of these or those public measures, it openly short and easily-discerned ways; and the conclusions it leads to are enforced, both generally, by an abundant experience of the fallacy of expedient decision, and specially, by numerous arguments bearing on each successive question.

If the true end of this conflict of opinion is to keep social arrangements in harmony with the average character of the people; and if the honest opinion held by each man of any given state of things is not an intellectual accident, but indicates a preponderating fitness or unfitness of that state of things to his moral condition; then it follows that only by a universal manifestation of honest opinions can harmony between social arrangements and the average popular character be preserved." - Herbert Spencer

a politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and  enemies

science and politics

"The only thing I can figure is that people are numb to the unabashed lies and distortions out of the nation's capital. We're living in a time, after all, in which a government report on global warming was toned down by a White House "science advisor" who then quit to go to work for ExxonMobil." -Steve Lopez

"The subordination of science to politics on everything from global warming to reproductive health has become a hallmark of the George W. Bush administration. It is particularly unfortunate to see the politicization of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Once considered the exemplar of true scientific and independent public health recommendations, the collateral damage of political meddling at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now manifest in even the journalistic approach framing the debate over mercury in childhood vaccines.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's position on the issue, and its alliance with the American Academy of Pediatrics, are described in the same vein as are "financial ties" that the vaccine manufacturers might have with the academy.

It is as if the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is just another special interest that takes sides on controversial issues, rather than being a neutral scientific entity charged with performing the hard work of developing the consensus necessary to preserve and promote the health of the public.

One can only wonder what the consequences will be of this loss of an independent voice should a major public health catastrophe occur." - Kevin Patrick, professor of Family and Preventive Medicine University of California San Diego, editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

religion of statism

theology and politics

Is it not remarkable, this similitude between theology (the science of religion) and politics (the science of the state), this convergence of two apparently contrary orders of thoughts and facts are based upon one and the same conviction: that of the necessity of sacrificing human liberty in order to make men into moral beings, according to some, and virtuous citizens, according to others? We are convinced that politics and theology are both closely related, stemming from the same origin and pursuing the same aim under two different names; we are convinced that every state is a terrestrial religion, just as every religion with its heaven the abode of the blessed and the immortal gods - is nothing but a celestial state." - Mikhail Bakunin



"The rationale for careful social experimentation begins by admitting that we are already in the midst of many grand experiments. Social experimentation is not rare and underutilized. It is common, but often done poorly. Political administrations regularly run experiments of sorts that impose substantial burdens on the public, with little more than anecdotes and impressions to back them up. At present, most policy proposals are ventures in social speculation of one sort or another. Whether successful or not, policy experiments are always under way." - JD Trout

"In the current political climate in America, it is absolutely crucial to examine
the links between corporate interests and government activity." - Curry Chandler

The only way to hold Congress accountable for what they have done is to kick them all out!


"If you can't eat lobbyists meals, drink their liquor, sleep with their women and then vote against them, you have no business being a politician."
- Jesse Unruh

"It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong ! " – Thomas Sowell

"The idea that anyone would base his or her vote on a candidate's "trustworthiness" is absurd. Most politicians started out as lawyers, silver-tongued barristers whose very job description involves bending the truth and outright lying. The idea that anyone would reject Hillary Clinton, a lawyer, in favor of Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer, or John Edwards, a lawyer, or Barack Obama, a lawyer, or Mitt Romney, a lawyer, is pitiful. Of course these people aren't trustworthy. They're lawyers! What kind of a country do you think we're running here?" - Joe Queenan

"Americans need to face up to the fact that we need people in public office who are better able to deal with tough problems. All those running for office don't have the right kind of expertise. Lawyers, politicians and power seekers generally are not - as much as they may think they are - capable of resolving our problems. Problem solving requires people who are able to identify basic cause, separate it from effect, examine the options, consider paradigm shifts when appropriate, select the optimum course of action and then implement a success oriented plan of action." - George Epstein

"Current conditions show "the best and the brightest" are not attracted to political careers. Given the kinds of legislation that the Congress has enacted consistently, one could easily argue that Congress attracts the worst and dullest." - John Kozy

a politician is defined as:

One who holds or seeks a political office.

One who is actively involved in politics, especially party politics.

One who seeks personal or partisan gain, often by scheming and maneuvering.

One who is skilled or experienced in the science or administration of government.

A schemer who tries to gain advantage in an organization in sly or under handed ways.

One primarily devoted to his own advancement in public office, or to the success of a political party; used in a depreciatory sense; one addicted or attached to politics as managed by parties; a schemer; an intriguer.

"I'm losing interest in superstar politicians who are bent on wowing us and herding us along. I'm tired of the constant chant: strive for excellence as we compete, compete and compete. It's time we slowed down and took a pause. Noise pollution is excessive while we build, build, build. Air pollution, a byproduct of the mad dash to make cash, is hurting our lungs and eyes." - Fred Weber

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Politicians think entirely differently than the average American.

When politicians fallaciously believe that their thoughts mirror the thoughts of average Americans then they have fallen into the trap of the false consensus bias. This false consensus bias is a construct of corporate propaganda.

A politician who has developed a way of perceiving reality based on the starting point of a false consensus bias will inevitably be unable to make judgements out of the context of that false consensus bias

Those Americans that do not neatly line up behind the false consensus bias are considered to be uncivil immoral politically incorrect extremists as opposed to simply disagreeing with the false consensus bias.

"The enormous gap between what American leaders do in the world and what Americans think their leaders are doing is one of the great propaganda accomplishments of the dominant political mythology."

Michael Parenti

political corruption

"Since a politician never believes what he says,
he is surprised when others believe him." – Charles DeGaulle

"The most corrupt body in the country is the Congress. I will concede that not all members are on the take. But they all know about it, and no one does anything about it." - Dick De Santis

"I feel sorry for people who worship politicians, for the simple reason that the best politicians are the best liars. While I am aware that they perform necessary deeds, I also know what sorts of dastardly things they have to do to gain power in the first place." - Gregory Rodriquez

To be a politician in America today an individual is required to be corrupt!

American politicians give ‘favors' for campaign contributions!

American politicians steer government work to campaign contributors!

American politicians rig the system to exclude true competition!

American politicians kowtow to lobbyists, campaign contributors, celebrities, powerful CEO'S and FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS !

American politicians represent American aristocracy not the ordinary working American citizen!

In reality government decree means someone 'wins' and someone 'loses', in the intensely competitive materialistic consumption driven American culture of the indifferent, personally egocentric social order.

A politician must be able to con-vince constituents that the multiple contradictory perspectives of the constituents are, in actuality, compatible.

The most socially advanced liars, politicians, endure through successful deception as their corrupt egocentric personalities are made to seem harmless by the complicit approval of mass media propaganda!

"So, the soon-to-be-indicted are returning some portion of Jack Abramoff's bribes, um, I mean gifts. They've already used the money and influence to get what they wanted. Their action is the equivalent of my shooting you and then giving your family the brass shell casings from my gun so that they can recycle the metal to cover your funeral costs. Since these folks endlessly trumpet their values, I guess there's some value in that - 3 or 4 cents anyway."- Kevin Cavanaugh

"Our representatives are in charge of spending trillions of dollars each year. With that much wealth running through their fingers, the job has attracted people who know how to enrich themselves from the mere act of spending, while persuading us to send them back for more. Starting with exorbitant campaign financing to get the job, then moving to pork-barrel politics during the job, we have created not the "wise and frugal" government that Jefferson envisioned but a bloated aristocracy of sticky-fingered spenders." - Bill Decker

political language

political language

"When one watches some tired political hack on the platform mechanically repeating the familiar phrases -- bestial atrocities, iron heel, bloodstained tyranny, free peoples of the world, stand shoulder to shoulder -- one often has a curious feeling that one is not watching a live human being but some kind of dummy: a feeling which suddenly becomes stronger at moments when the light catches the speaker's spectacles and turns them into blank discs which seem to have no eyes behind them. And this is not altogether fanciful.

A speaker who uses that kind of phraseology has gone some distance toward turning himself into a machine. The appropriate noises are coming out of his larynx, but his brain is not involved as it would be if he were choosing his words for himself. If the speech he is making is one that he is accustomed to make over and over again, he may be almost unconscious of what he is saying, as one is when one utters the responses in church. And this reduced state of consciousness, if not indispensable, is at any rate favorable to political conformity.

In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. Things like the continuance of British rule in India, the Russian purges and deportations, the dropping of the atom bombs on Japan, can indeed be defended, but only by arguments which are too brutal for most people to face, and which do not square with the professed aims of the political parties.

Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question begging and sheer cloudy vagueness. Defenseless villages are bombarded from the air, the inhabitants driven out into the countryside, the cattle machine gunned, the huts set on fire with incendiary bullets: this is called pacification. Millions of peasants are robbed of their farms and sent trudging along the roads with no more than they can carry: this is called transfer of population or rectification of frontiers. People are imprisoned for years without trial, or shot in the back of the neck or sent to die of scurvy in Arctic lumber camps: this is called elimination of unreliable elements." - George Orwell

political advertising

"What we need is less political campaigning, with its big, manufactured emotions, and more nakedly consumer oriented policies for ordinary people who base so many critical decisions on their wallets. Big business makes its decisions based on cost all the time, but we voters lack the information to comparison shop candidates and to make smart political purchases." - Erin Aubry Kaplan

"I speak of the art of political advertising. American politicians expend untold billions of dollars on campaign commercials. Not only do these ads all appear to have been produced by the same vicious idiot, it appears that this vicious idiot has been lobotomized and then repeatedly, thoroughly concussed. The ads are both a commentary on the emptiness of our political discourse - a parody if you like - and a refutation of that emptiness, or a triumph over it, a reinsertion of brute content, a silent explosion of truth into a world of mere and moronic fiction. Our politicians are voids or spreading zones of emptiness, a set of focus-grouped phrases and nice outfits, a congeries of cliches, representations of which there is no reality." - Crispin Sartwell

"When all men think alike, no one thinks very much. When distant and unfamiliar and complex things are communicated to great masses of people, the truth suffers a considerable and often a radical distortion. The complex is made over into the simple, the hypothetical into the dogmatic, and the relative into an absolute.

Successful politicians are insecure and intimidated men. They advance politically only as they placate, appease, bribe, seduce, bamboozle or otherwise manage to manipulate the demanding and threatening elements in their constituencies.

The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence. The time has come to stop beating our heads against stone walls under the illusion that we have been appointed policeman to the human race.

There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine knowledge and to a divine mission.

They are possessed with the sin of pride, they have yielded to the perennial temptation.

We are all captives of the image in our mind - our belief that the reality we have experienced is the reality that really exists. We forge gradually our greatest instrument for understanding reality - introspection. We discover that humanity may resemble us very considerably - that the best way of knowing the inwardness of our neighbors is to know ourselves." - Walter Lippmann

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American social mores and values have declined precipitously over the last century as the corrupt international cartel has garnered more and more power. This power rests in the ability to deceive the populace in general through mass media by pressing emotional buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population through prior mass media psychological operations. The results have been the destruction of the family and the destruction of social structures that do not adhere to the corrupt international elites vision of a perfect world. Through distraction and coercion the direction of thought of the bulk of the population has been directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt international elite that further consolidates their power and which further their purposes.

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